pausa

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pausa (break), from Ancient Greek παῦσις (paûsis). Doublet of pause.

Noun[edit]

pausa

  1. (linguistics) The hiatus between prosodic units, e.g. at the end of a sentence.
    • 1954, Johannes Hendrik Kramers, Analecta orientalia: posthumous writings and selected minor works:
      The rule is that in the pausa a word must never end on a short vowel, but it may do so in the context.
    • 1998, Pádraig MacCoisdealbha, The Syntax of the Sentence in Old Irish, →ISBN:
      Besides, the pausa endposition may have served to highlight the informational value of the substituendum.
    • 2004, Gerhard Endress, ‎Rüdiger Arnzen, ‎& Jörn Thielmann, Words, Texts, and Concepts Cruising the Mediterranean Sea, →ISBN:
      In pausa you say 'ih, in the jussive la- ta'ih, analogous to 'ih, la- ta'ih. And since t' is complete as two letters, the tongue utters both of them in the pausa.
    • 2005, Éva Ágnes Csató, Bo Isaksson, & Carina Jahani, Linguistic Convergence and Areal Diffusion: Case Studies from Iranian, page 245:
      For instance, the perfect in -miš (> -mi before pausa) always has the high unrounded vowel, the abstract noun suffix appears in a single variant +luġ, the infinitive is -maġ and the insturmental +ine.

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Noun[edit]

pausa f (plural pauses)

  1. pause

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Italian[edit]

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pausa f (plural pause)

  1. pause, break, stop, interval
  2. (music) rest

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Latin[edit]

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From Ancient Greek παῦσις (paûsis).

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pausa f (genitive pausae); first declension

  1. a pause, halt, stop, cessation, end

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First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative pausa pausae
Genitive pausae pausārum
Dative pausae pausīs
Accusative pausam pausās
Ablative pausā pausīs
Vocative pausa pausae

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pausa (pause; halt), from Ancient Greek παῦσις (paûsis), from the verb παύω (paúō, to cause to cease, to stop).

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Noun[edit]

pausa f (plural pausas)

  1. pause (short time for relaxing)
  2. interruption (time interval during which there is a cessation of something)

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Verb[edit]

pausa

  1. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present indicative of pausar
  2. Second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of pausar

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

pausa f (plural pausas)

  1. break, pause

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pausa

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of pausar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of pausar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of pausar.

Swedish[edit]

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pausa (present pausar, preterite pausade, supine pausat, imperative pausa)

  1. to pause; to take a pause, to make a break

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