ga

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Aeka[edit]

Noun[edit]

ga

  1. rain

Further reading[edit]

  • transnewguinea.org, citing both Wilson (1969) and McElhanon and Voorhoeve (1970)
  • James Farr, Robert Larson, A Selective Word List in Ten Different Binandere Languages
  • Papers in New Guinea Linguistics (1971), issues 8-9, pages 80-81, using a wordlist furnished by Capell

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aː
  • IPA(key): /ɣaː/

Verb[edit]

ga

  1. first-person singular present indicative of gaan
  2. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of gaan
  3. imperative of gaan

Ewe[edit]

Noun[edit]

ga

  1. metal
  2. money

Fijian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ga

  1. but

Synonyms[edit]


Hiw[edit]

Noun[edit]

ga

  1. kava

Further reading[edit]

  • Alexandre François, Pragmatic demotion and clause dependency: On two atypical subordinating strategies in the Lo-Toga and Hiw (Torres, Vanuatu) (2010), in Clause Linking and Clause Hierarchy (edited by Isabelle Bril)

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apparently a conflation of Old Irish gath, goth (spear) with the synonymous gae (spear), from Proto-Celtic *gaisos (spear), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰays- (spear). Cognate with Welsh gwayw and Latin gaesum (a Gaulish loanword) as well as Old English gār.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ga m (genitive singular ga or gaoi, nominative plural gathanna or gaoi or gaoithe)

  1. spear (long stick with a sharp tip), dart
  2. dart, sting
  3. ray (beam of light or radiation)
  4. (geometry) radius (line segment between any point on the circumference of a circle and its center; length of this segment)
  5. (medicine) suppository
  6. (fishing) gaff

Declension[edit]

  • Alternative genitive singular: gaoi
  • Alternative plural forms: gaoi, gaoithe

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
ga gha nga
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "ga" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • gae” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • gath” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • 3 goth” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “ga” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 2nd ed., 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • Entries containing “ga” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “ga” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ga

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kurdish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Persian گاو (gâv), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓw.

Noun[edit]

ga ?

  1. ox
  2. bull

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ga

  1. when

Synonyms[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ga

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Manx[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ga

  1. though, although
  2. albeit

Middle Dutch[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. inflection of gâen:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. first-person and third-person singular present subjunctive

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

ga

  1. simple past of gi

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ga

  1. him, it (direct object)
    Bha sinn ga thuigsinn.We understood it.
  2. her, it (direct object)
    Cha bhi mi ga tachairt.I won't be meeting her.

Usage notes[edit]

  • As him/it lenites the following word.
  • As her/it adds the prefix h- to the following word if it begins with a vowel.
    An robh thu ga h-ithe?Did you eat it?

Related terms[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

ga (Cyrillic spelling га)

  1. of him (clitic genitive singular of ȏn (he))
  2. him (clitic accusative singular of ȏn (he))
  3. of it (clitic genitive singular of òno (it))
  4. it (clitic accusative singular of òno (it))

Declension[edit]


Venetian[edit]

Verb[edit]

ga

  1. third-person singular present indicative of gaver

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French gare.

Noun[edit]

ga

  1. train station

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French gaz (gas), from Dutch gas.

Noun[edit]

ga

  1. (for a gas stove) "gas"; propane
    bình ga
    a propane tank
  2. (for a lighter) lighter fluid
    Bật lửa này hết ga rồi.
    This lighter's run out of fluid.
See also[edit]

Welsh[edit]

Verb[edit]

ga

  1. Soft mutation of ca.

Westrobothnian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

ga (preterite gekk or gikk, plural ging, supine gatt or gaije or goi or , imperative gakk, plural gaijen or goien)

  1. (intransitive) to walk
  2. (intransitive, of objects) move, start
  3. (with dill) amount to

Derived terms[edit]


Zazaki[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Persian گاو (gâv), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓw.

Noun[edit]

ga (gu?

  1. ox
  2. bull
  3. (astronomy, astrology) Taurus

Zhuang[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Tai *p.qaːᴬ (leg). Cognate with Thai ขา (kǎa), Northern Thai ᨡᩣ, Lao ຂາ (khā), ᦃᦱ (ẋaa), Shan ၶႃ (khǎa), Ahom 𑜁𑜡 (khaa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /ka˨˦/
  • Tone numbers: ga1
  • Hyphenation: ga

Noun[edit]

ga (old orthography ga, Sawndip forms 𮛑, , , )

  1. (anatomy) leg
  2. leg (of a chair, table, etc.)

Classifier[edit]

ga (old orthography ga)

  1. quarter of (a butchered four-legged animal)
  2. one of a pair of long, thin objects (shoes, socks, gloves, chopsticks, etc.)