diya

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See also: dǐyā and dīyā

English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

diya (plural diyas)

  1. An Indian oil lamp, usually made from clay, with a cotton wick dipped in ghee or vegetable oil.

Anagrams[edit]


Bau Bidayuh[edit]

Noun[edit]

diya

  1. tortoise (land-dwelling reptile)

Ladino[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

diya m (Latin spelling)

  1. day

Maaka[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A loanword from Kanuri.

Particle[edit]

dìyà

  1. indicates that something is visible to both the speaker and the hearer
    zùlúm-tò-dìyà — her anus, which is visible to both of us
    • The Grammar of Knowledge: A Cross-Linguistic Typology (2014):
      ʔàa-kè-díɓɓò zùlúm-tò-dìyà tà-kwáadà-ntí-mìnê gè-ʔámmàà
      COND-2sg:MASC-crush:PERV anus-POSS:3sg:FEM-JOINT:VIS 3sg:FEM-throw:TR-ASSERT-OBJ:1pl LOC-water-DEF
      If you crush her anus [that we can both see] she will definitely throw us into the water.

References[edit]

  • The Grammar of Knowledge: A Cross-Linguistic Typology (2014)