faa

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See also: FAA, fáa, , faʻa, and fa'a

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

faa (plural faas)

  1. The letter ف in the Arabic script.

Anagrams[edit]


Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of Bantu origin.

Verb[edit]

-faa (infinitive kufaa)

  1. to fit
  2. to be suitable or useful

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of -faa
Non-finite forms
Form Positive Negative
Infinitive kufaa kutofaa
Simple finite forms
Positive form Singular Plural
Imperative faa faeni
Habitual hufaa
Complex finite forms
Polarity Persons Persons / Classes Classes
1st 2nd 3rd / M-wa M-mi Ma Ki-vi N U Ku Pa Mu
Sg. Pl. Sg. Pl. Sg. / 1 Pl. / 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 / 14 15 / 17 16 18
Past
Positive nilifaa
nalifaa
tulifaa
twalifaa
ulifaa
walifaa
mlifaa
mwalifaa
alifaa walifaa ulifaa ilifaa lilifaa yalifaa kilifaa vilifaa ilifaa zilifaa ulifaa kulifaa palifaa mulifaa
Relative niliofaa
naliofaa
tuliofaa
twaliofaa
uliofaa
waliofaa
mliofaa
mwaliofaa
aliofaa waliofaa uliofaa iliofaa liliofaa yaliofaa kiliofaa viliofaa iliofaa ziliofaa uliofaa kuliofaa paliofaa muliofaa
Negative sikufaa hatukufaa hukufaa hamkufaa hakufaa hawakufaa haukufaa haikufaa halikufaa hayakufaa hakikufaa havikufaa haikufaa hazikufaa haukufaa hakukufaa hapakufaa hamukufaa
Present
Positive ninafaa
nafaa
tunafaa unafaa mnafaa anafaa wanafaa unafaa inafaa linafaa yanafaa kinafaa vinafaa inafaa zinafaa unafaa kunafaa panafaa munafaa
Relative ninaofaa
naofaa
tunaofaa unaofaa mnaofaa anaofaa wanaofaa unaofaa inaofaa linaofaa yanaofaa kinaofaa vinaofaa inaofaa zinaofaa unaofaa kunaofaa panaofaa munaofaa
Negative sifai hatufai hufai hamfai hafai hawafai haufai haifai halifai hayafai hakifai havifai haifai hazifai haufai hakufai hapafai hamufai
Future
Positive nitafaa tutafaa utafaa mtafaa atafaa watafaa utafaa itafaa litafaa yatafaa kitafaa vitafaa itafaa zitafaa utafaa kutafaa patafaa mutafaa
Relative nitakaofaa tutakaofaa utakaofaa mtakaofaa atakaofaa watakaofaa utakaofaa itakaofaa litakaofaa yatakaofaa kitakaofaa vitakaofaa itakaofaa zitakaofaa utakaofaa kutakaofaa patakaofaa mutakaofaa
Negative sitafaa hatutafaa hutafaa hamtafaa hatafaa hawatafaa hautafaa haitafaa halitafaa hayatafaa hakitafaa havitafaa haitafaa hazitafaa hautafaa hakutafaa hapatafaa hamutafaa
Subjunctive
Positive nifae tufae ufae mfae afae wafae ufae ifae lifae yafae kifae vifae ifae zifae ufae kufae pafae mufae
Negative nisifae tusifae usifae msifae asifae wasifae usifae isifae lisifae yasifae kisifae visifae isifae zisifae usifae kusifae pasifae musifae
Present Conditional
Positive ningefaa tungefaa ungefaa mngefaa angefaa wangefaa ungefaa ingefaa lingefaa yangefaa kingefaa vingefaa ingefaa zingefaa ungefaa kungefaa pangefaa mungefaa
Negative nisingefaa
singefaa
tusingefaa
hatungefaa
usingefaa
hungefaa
msingefaa
hamngefaa
asingefaa
hangefaa
wasingefaa
hawangefaa
usingefaa
haungefaa
isingefaa
haingefaa
lisingefaa
halingefaa
yasingefaa
hayangefaa
kisingefaa
hakingefaa
visingefaa
havingefaa
isingefaa
haingefaa
zisingefaa
hazingefaa
usingefaa
haungefaa
kusingefaa
hakungefaa
pasingefaa
hapangefaa
musingefaa
hamungefaa
Past Conditional
Positive ningalifaa tungalifaa ungalifaa mngalifaa angalifaa wangalifaa ungalifaa ingalifaa lingalifaa yangalifaa kingalifaa vingalifaa ingalifaa zingalifaa ungalifaa kungalifaa pangalifaa mungalifaa
Negative nisingalifaa
singalifaa
tusingalifaa
hatungalifaa
usingalifaa
hungalifaa
msingalifaa
hamngalifaa
asingalifaa
hangalifaa
wasingalifaa
hawangalifaa
usingalifaa
haungalifaa
isingalifaa
haingalifaa
lisingalifaa
halingalifaa
yasingalifaa
hayangalifaa
kisingalifaa
hakingalifaa
visingalifaa
havingalifaa
isingalifaa
haingalifaa
zisingalifaa
hazingalifaa
usingalifaa
haungalifaa
kusingalifaa
hakungalifaa
pasingalifaa
hapangalifaa
musingalifaa
hamungalifaa
Conditional Contrary to Fact
Positive ningelifaa tungelifaa ungelifaa mngelifaa angelifaa wangelifaa ungelifaa ingelifaa lingelifaa yangelifaa kingelifaa vingelifaa ingelifaa zingelifaa ungelifaa kungelifaa pangelifaa mungelifaa
General Relative
Positive nifaao tufaao ufaao mfaao afaao wafaao ufaao ifaao lifaao yafaao kifaao vifaao ifaao zifaao ufaao kufaao pafaao mufaao
Negative nisiofaa tusiofaa usiofaa msiofaa asiofaa wasiofaa usiofaa isiofaa lisiofaa yasiofaa kisiofaa visiofaa isiofaa zisiofaa usiofaa kusiofaa pasiofaa musiofaa
Gnomic
Positive nafaa twafaa wafaa mwafaa afaa wafaa wafaa yafaa lafaa yafaa chafaa vyafaa yafaa zafaa wafaa kwafaa pafaa mwafaa
Perfect
Positive nimefaa tumefaa umefaa mmefaa amefaa wamefaa umefaa imefaa limefaa yamefaa kimefaa vimefaa imefaa zimefaa umefaa kumefaa pamefaa mumefaa
"Already"
Positive nimeshafaa tumeshafaa umeshafaa mmeshafaa ameshafaa wameshafaa umeshafaa imeshafaa limeshafaa yameshafaa kimeshafaa vimeshafaa imeshafaa zimeshafaa umeshafaa kumeshafaa pameshafaa mumeshafaa
"Not yet"
Negative sijafaa hatujafaa hujafaa hamjafaa hajafaa hawajafaa haujafaa haijafaa halijafaa hayajafaa hakijafaa havijafaa haijafaa hazijafaa haujafaa hakujafaa hapajafaa hamujafaa
"If/When"
Positive nikifaa tukifaa ukifaa mkifaa akifaa wakifaa ukifaa ikifaa likifaa yakifaa kikifaa vikifaa ikifaa zikifaa ukifaa kukifaa pakifaa mukifaa
"If not"
Negative nisipofaa tusipofaa usipofaa msipofaa asipofaa wasipofaa usipofaa isipofaa lisipofaa yasipofaa kisipofaa visipofaa isipofaa zisipofaa usipofaa kusipofaa pasipofaa musipofaa
Consecutive
Positive nikafaa tukafaa ukafaa mkafaa akafaa wakafaa ukafaa ikafaa likafaa yakafaa kikafaa vikafaa ikafaa zikafaa ukafaa kukafaa pakafaa mukafaa
Not all possible forms are listed in the table. Transitive verbs can take object concords, relative concords can agree with all noun classes, and many other forms not commonly seen in modern Standard Swahili are absent from the table. See Appendix:Swahili verbs for more information.

Derived terms[edit]


Woleaian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *pat, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *pat, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral[edit]

faa

  1. (cardinal) four