paia

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See also: paiâ and païa

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

paia f

  1. plural of paio

Verb[edit]

paia

  1. first-person second-person third-person singular present subjunctive of parere

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

paia m, f (plural paias, comparable)

  1. (Brazil, Brasília, slang) boring, uninteresting, monotonous
  2. (Brazil, Brasília, slang) of bad quality; inefficient

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English fire, from Middle English fier, from Old English fȳr, from Proto-Germanic *fuïr, a regularised form of *fōr (fire), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *péh₂ur.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

paia

  1. Fire, flame.
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:24 (translation here):
      God i rausim pinis man na meri, na em i makim ol strongpela ensel bilong sanap na was i stap long hap sankamap bilong gaden Iden. Na tu em i putim wanpela bainat i gat paia i lait long en na i save tanim tanim long olgeta hap. Oltaim ol dispela ensel wantaim dispela bainat i save was i stap, nogut wanpela man i go klostu long dispela diwai bilong givim laip.
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Verb[edit]

paia

  1. To burn.

Related terms[edit]