pia

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

pia

  1. (anatomy) The pia mater, the innermost of the meninges that protect the brain and spinal cord.
    • 2009, January 25, “Denis Campbell”, in Kian, 4, needs a miracle. He's in the right place[1]:
      One screen in the theatre relays live colour pictures of Harkness and his colleague Tiernan Byrnes's progress, cutting and pushing through first the dura, then the arachnoid and finally the pia, the thin, spider's web-type membranes that cover the brain itself.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

pia (uncountable)

  1. A perennial Polynesian herb whose fleshy tubers yield arrowroot.

Anagrams[edit]


Allentiac[edit]

Noun[edit]

pia (plural pia-guiam)

  1. father

References[edit]

  • Discovery of a Fragment of the Printed Copy of the Work on the Language of the Millcayac Indians (1913) (in notes)
  • Willem F. H. Adelaar, The Languages of the Andes (2004), citing Luis de Valdiva's work

Comanche[edit]

Noun[edit]

pia

  1. mother

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian pio, French pieux, English pious, all from Latin pius (pious, devout). Compare Spanish pío, Romanian pios.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): [ˈpia]
  • Rhymes: -ia
  • Hyphenation: pi‧a

Adjective[edit]

pia (accusative singular pian, plural piaj, accusative plural piajn)

  1. pious
    Antonym: malpia

Farefare[edit]

Farefare cardinal numbers
 <  9 10 11  > 
    Cardinal : pia
    Ordinal : bʋpia dãana

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Moore piiga (ten).

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

pia

  1. ten

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]


Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *pia, from Proto-Oceanic *piʀaq, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *biʀaq (wild taro).

Noun[edit]

pia

  1. Polynesian arrowroot
  2. starch
  3. a variety of taro
  4. a variety of sweet potato

Etymology 2[edit]

From English beer.

Noun[edit]

pia

  1. beer

Etymology 3[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

pia

  1. stork
    Synonyms: kikonia, kekoleka

References[edit]

  • “pia” in the Hawaiian Dictionary, Revised and Enlarged Edition, University of Hawaii Press, 1986

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from piál.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pia (plural piák)

  1. (slang) booze, drink, grog, liquor

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative pia piák
accusative piát piákat
dative piának piáknak
instrumental piával piákkal
causal-final piáért piákért
translative piává piákká
terminative piáig piákig
essive-formal piaként piákként
essive-modal
inessive piában piákban
superessive pián piákon
adessive piánál piáknál
illative piába piákba
sublative piára piákra
allative piához piákhoz
elative piából piákból
delative piáról piákról
ablative piától piáktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
piáé piáké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
piáéi piákéi
Possessive forms of pia
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. piám piáim
2nd person sing. piád piáid
3rd person sing. piája piái
1st person plural piánk piáink
2nd person plural piátok piáitok
3rd person plural piájuk piáik

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • pia in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pia f sg

  1. feminine singular of pio

Anagrams[edit]


Krio[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English [alligator] pear.

Noun[edit]

pia

  1. avocado

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pia

  1. inflection of pius:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/nominative neuter plural

Adjective[edit]

piā

  1. ablative feminine singular of pius

References[edit]


Lolopo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Tai. Compare Thai ผ้า (pâa) and ᦕᦱᧉ (ṗhaa2).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pia 

  1. (Yao'an) clothes

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

pia

  1. Nonstandard spelling of piā.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Marshallese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Micronesian *pia, from Proto-Oceanic *piʀa, *biʀa, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *piʀah, *biʀah, from Proto-Austronesian *piʀaS, *biʀaS. Cognate with Paiwan bias, Bikol Central piga, Karo Batak pira.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

pia (construct form piain)

  1. fish roe

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English beer.

Noun[edit]

pia (construct form piain)

  1. beer

References[edit]


Papiamentu[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish pie.

Noun[edit]

pia

  1. foot
  2. leg

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -iɐ
  • Hyphenation: pi‧a

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese pia, from Latin pīla (mortar).[1][2]

Noun[edit]

pia f (plural pias)

  1. sink (basin with a drain)
  2. a sink and adjacent counter
    Deixe o prato na pia, mas não dentro.
    Leave the plate on the counter, not in the sink.
  3. a basin for holding water, in particular one that is furniture or part of the building rather than a movable object
    pia batismalbaptismal font
Descendants[edit]
  • Hunsrik: Pia

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective[edit]

pia f sg

  1. feminine singular of pio

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

pia

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of piar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of piar

References[edit]

  1. ^ pia” in Dicionário infopédia da Língua Portuguesa. Porto: Porto Editora, 2003–2022.
  2. ^ pia” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

pia

  1. second-person singular voseo imperative of piar

Swahili[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

pia

  1. also
    Synonym: vilevile
  2. all (used with -ote for emphasis)

West Makian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pia

  1. rice

Alternative forms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours[2], Pacific linguistics

Westrobothnian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse píka. Cognate with Icelandic píka, Swedish piga and Danish pige.

Noun[edit]

pia f (definite form only)

  1. little girl
  2. pet name used for mare (compare syt)