moya

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See also: móyá

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Said by Century to have originally been applied to mud formed by Pichincha near Quito and to derive from a South American language.

Noun[edit]

moya (countable and uncountable, plural moyas)

  1. (obsolete, geology) Flowing mud associated with a volcanic eruption (especially in South America), formed when snow or a lake near a volcano is disrupted, or when rain or steam mixes with soil or ash during an eruption. [from 1800s–1930s]
    • 1832, Samuel Hibbert, History of the Extinct Volcanos of the Basin of Neuwied, on the Lower Rhine, page 40:
      These are the principal tufas indicative of the boiling tufaceous mud, or moya, which once filled, even to an overflow, the valley of Rieden.

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Buruwai[edit]

Noun[edit]

moya

  1. water

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Fanagalo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Zulu umoya, from Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jòjà, a variant of Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jòjò (life, spirit).

Noun[edit]

moya

  1. air
  2. wind

Lala (South Africa)[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jòjà, a variant of Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jòjò (life, spirit).

Noun[edit]

môya

  1. wind

Northern Sotho[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jòjà, a variant of Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jòjò (life, spirit).

Noun[edit]

moya

  1. wind

Rawang[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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moya

  1. colour.

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Sotho[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jòjà, a variant of Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jòjò (life, spirit).

Noun[edit]

moya class 3 (uncountable)

  1. wind

Tsonga[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jòjà, a variant of Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jòjò (life, spirit).

Noun[edit]

moya class 3

  1. wind