saa

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: SAA, Saa, saA, sáa, sâa, sa'a, sää, , and sàʻã

Ese[edit]

Noun[edit]

saa

  1. tide

Estonian[edit]

Verb[edit]

saa

  1. second-person singular present imperative of saama

Finnish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɑː/, [ˈs̠ɑː]
  • Rhymes: -ɑː
  • Syllabification: saa

Verb[edit]

saa

  1. Third-person singular indicative present form of saada.

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɑːˣ/, [ˈs̠ɑː(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -ɑː
  • Syllabification: saa

Verb[edit]

saa

  1. Indicative present connegative form of saada.
  2. Second-person singular imperative present form of saada.
  3. Second-person singular imperative present connegative form of saada.

Lombard[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sāl, salem.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

saa f

  1. (chemistry, seasonings) salt

Manx[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of s' (particle used to introduce the superlative form of adjectives) +‎ aa

Adjective[edit]

saa

  1. superlative degree of aeg (young, adolescent, immature)
    T'eh tree bleeaney ny saa na mishHe is my junior by three years.
    Y mac saa.The youngest son.

Rwanda-Rundi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Swahili saa. Doublet of isaha.

Noun[edit]

saá 9

  1. o'clock

Sidamo[edit]

Saa.

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Cushitic *ʃaac-. Cognates include Afar saga and Somali sac.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

saa

  1. cow

References[edit]

  • Kazuhiro Kawachi (2007) A grammar of Sidaama (Sidamo), a Cushitic language of Ethiopia, page 29

Swahili[edit]

saa

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic سَاعَة(sāʿa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

saa (n class, plural saa)

  1. hour
  2. clock
  3. o'clock (followed by the number in question)

Usage notes[edit]

When used to mean an hour, the plural is masaa, in the ma class, to disambiguate from telling time. Times of the day are six hours off from the Western system; the Swahili day starts at 7 am (which becomes 1 o'clock) and the night starts at 7 pm (which becomes 1 o'clock at night).

Descendants[edit]

  • Iraqw: saa'a
  • Kikuyu: thaa
  • Luo: sa
  • Lingala:
  • Luganda: essaawa
  • Pökoot: saa
  • Rwanda-Rundi: isaha, saa

Tetum[edit]

Noun[edit]

saa

  1. serpent
  2. family

Wolof[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic سَاعَة(sāʿa).

Noun[edit]

saa (definite form saa si)

  1. moment, instant

Yosondúa Mixtec[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Alcozauca Mixtec sàà, Chayuco Mixtec zaa, San Juan Colorado Mixtec sáa, San Miguel el Grande Mixtec saā.

Noun[edit]

saa

  1. bird

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Beaty de Farris, Kathryn; et al. (2012) Diccionario básico del mixteco de Yosondúa, Oaxaca (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 46)‎[1] (in Spanish), third edition, Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 69