paja

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See also: pajā, pajâ, and Pája

Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

paja

  1. genitive singular of pada

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *paja. Cognates include Estonian paja, Ingrian paja, Karelian paja, Ludian paja, Livvi paja, Veps paja and Votic paja.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɑjɑ/, [ˈpɑjɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑjɑ
  • Syllabification: pa‧ja

Noun[edit]

paja

  1. smithy, forge
  2. workshop
  3. (slang) workplace
    Olin pajalla koko viikonlopun.
    I spent the whole weekend at work.
  4. (slang) marijuana

Declension[edit]

Inflection of paja (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative paja pajat
genitive pajan pajojen
partitive pajaa pajoja
illative pajaan pajoihin
singular plural
nominative paja pajat
accusative nom. paja pajat
gen. pajan
genitive pajan pajojen
pajainrare
partitive pajaa pajoja
inessive pajassa pajoissa
elative pajasta pajoista
illative pajaan pajoihin
adessive pajalla pajoilla
ablative pajalta pajoilta
allative pajalle pajoille
essive pajana pajoina
translative pajaksi pajoiksi
instructive pajoin
abessive pajatta pajoitta
comitative pajoineen
Possessive forms of paja (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person pajani pajamme
2nd person pajasi pajanne
3rd person pajansa

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Istriot[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin palea, from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (flour, dust); compare Venetian paja.

Noun[edit]

paja

  1. straw (dried stalks of cereal plants)

Kashubian[edit]

Noun[edit]

paja f

  1. (derogatory) hand (especially a big one)

Ladino[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish, from Latin palea (chaff), from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (flour, dust).

Noun[edit]

paja f (Latin spelling)

  1. hay

Makasar[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

paja (Lontara spelling ᨄᨍ)

  1. (anatomy) buttocks

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish paxa, from Latin palea (chaff), from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (flour, dust).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpaxa/, [ˈpa.xa]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

paja f (plural pajas)

  1. (countable) straw (dried stalk of a cereal plant)
    Synonyms: bagazo, barcia
  2. (uncountable) straw (dried stalks considered collectively)
    Él tiene puesto un sombrero de paja.
    He is wearing a straw hat
    (literally, “a hat made of straw”)
  3. drinking straw
    Synonym: popote
  4. (slang) wank, jerk off, handjob, masturbation
    Synonyms: pajilla, pajote
    Me hizo una paja muy rica en el coche mientras yo conducía.
    He/she gave me an awesome handjob in the car while I was driving.
  5. (colloquial, Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia) lie, falsehood
    Todos los políticos hablan paja.
    All politicians tell lies.
    • 2013, Devendra Banhart (lyrics and music), “Mi Negrita”, in Mala:
      Mi amor no te hablo paja / Aunque no es la verdad
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  6. (Peru, slang) very good, great, excellent
    ¡Que canción paja tocaron en la radio!
    What a great song they played on the radio!
  7. (vulgar, uncountable, Argentina, Chile) laziness, tiredness, fatigue
    ¿Tenemos que caminar treinta cuadras? ¡Qué paja!
    We have to walk thirty blocks? But I'm so tired!

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Swahili[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

paja (ma class, plural mapaja)

  1. thigh
    paja la kukuchicken thigh

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Tavringer Romani pagra, paggra (to break, to destroy), from Romani phag- (to break, to destroy). Related to Sanskrit भनक्ति (bhanakti, to break).

Verb[edit]

paja (present pajar, preterite pajade, supine pajat, imperative paja)

  1. (intransitive, colloquial) to stop working, to become broken
    Diskmaskinen pajade nyss.
    The dishwasher just broke.
  2. (transitive, colloquial) to break, to cause to malfunction
    Jag har råkat paja min tv.
    I've accidentally broken my TV.

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References[edit]

  • paja in Svensk ordbok (SO)
  • Gerd Carling (2005), “paja”, in Romani i svenskan: Storstadsslang och standardspråk, Stockholm: Carlsson, →ISBN, page 96

Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin palea. Compare Italian paglia

Noun[edit]

paja f (plural paje)

  1. straw

Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) Related to Finnish paja.

Noun[edit]

paja

  1. smithy, forge
  2. workshop, studio

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of paja
nominative sing. paja
genitive sing. pajan
partitive sing. pajad
partitive plur. pajoid
singular plural
nominative paja pajad
accusative pajan pajad
genitive pajan pajoiden
partitive pajad pajoid
essive-instructive pajan pajoin
translative pajaks pajoikš
inessive pajas pajoiš
elative pajaspäi pajoišpäi
illative ? pajoihe
adessive pajal pajoil
ablative pajalpäi pajoilpäi
allative pajale pajoile
abessive pajata pajoita
comitative pajanke pajoidenke
prolative pajadme pajoidme
approximative I pajanno pajoidenno
approximative II pajannoks pajoidennoks
egressive pajannopäi pajoidennopäi
terminative I ? pajoihesai
terminative II pajalesai pajoilesai
terminative III pajassai
additive I ? pajoihepäi
additive II pajalepäi pajoilepäi

References[edit]

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “ателье, кузница”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika