loa

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See also: Loa, LOA, lóa, loá, lôa, Lóa, and lo'a

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Haitian Creole lwa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

loa (plural loas or loa)

  1. In the voodoo religion, a spirit intermediary between Bondye (the creator god) and human beings.
    • 1953, Maya Deren, Divine Horsemen, McPherson & Company 2004, p. 36:
      Here, on the Island Below the Sea, the loa have their permanent residence, their primal location.
    • 2007, Kevin Filan, The Haitian Vodou Handbook, Destiny Books 2007, p. 3:
      Some will caution you at great length about the dangers of Vodou. They will tell you that the lwa are jealous, thin-skinned, and hot-tempered.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 714:
      Equally surprising is to find St Patrick so prominent in many Vodou shrines, until one remembers that he too had been a slave who had twice crossed the sea, the second time to freedom, and that he had particular power over snakes, like the loa (Haitian equivalent of orisha) Dambala Wèdo.

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Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

loa

  1. genitive singular of luba

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *loa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

loa

  1. distance, length

Verb[edit]

loa

  1. (stative) long, permanent

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From translingual Loa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɔ.a/
  • Rhymes: -ɔa
  • Hyphenation: lò‧a

Noun[edit]

loa f (plural loe)

  1. any nematod of the Loa taxonomic genus

References[edit]

  • loa in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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Malagasy[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *luaq (compare Malay luak).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

loa

  1. to vomit
  2. to pay
  3. to discharge

Related terms[edit]

Focus (Voice)
Agent
(Active)
man-form: mandoa
mi-form: --
om-form: --
Patient
(Passive)
loa
alternate: --
a-form: aloa
voa-form: voaloa
tafa-form: --
Goal
(Relative)
an-form: andoavana
i-form: --

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

loa (present tense loar, past tense loa, past participle loa, passive infinitive loast, present participle loande, imperative loa/lo)

  1. Alternative spelling of loe

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

loa f

  1. definite singular of lo

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Hyphenation: lo‧a

Etymology 1[edit]

Deverbal of loar.

Noun[edit]

loa f (plural loas)

  1. praise
  2. (usually in the plural) carol

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

loa

  1. inflection of loar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

loa f (plural loas)

  1. praise
    • 2022 August 23, Javier G. Cuesta, “Rusia convierte el funeral de Daria Dugina en un alegato para justificar el asedio a Ucrania”, in El País[1]:
      La última despedida de Daria Dugina, asesinada la noche del pasado sábado en plena carretera en las afueras de Moscú con una bomba adosada a su coche, se ha convertido este martes en una loa a favor de la victoria rusa sobre Ucrania.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Verb[edit]

loa

  1. inflection of loar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

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Tagalog[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish loa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: lo‧a
  • IPA(key): /ˈloʔa/, [ˈlo.ʔɐ]

Noun[edit]

loa

  1. poetic panegyric of eulogy (usually in praise of the Virgin Mary and the saints)

Tswana[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

lôa (perfect loile)

  1. to bewitch

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (spiral shell).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier cái) loa

  1. megaphone (portable device used to amplify a person's voice)
  2. (by extension) speaker; loudspeaker

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