safa

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Hausa[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sà.fâː/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [sə̀.ɸâː]

Noun[edit]

sàfâ f (possessed form sàfân)

  1. large, intercity bus

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sàː.fáː/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [sàː.ɸáː]

Noun[edit]

sā̀fā f (plural sā̀fànnī, possessed form sā̀far̃)

  1. socks, stockings

Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

safa

  1. indefinite accusative singular of safi
  2. indefinite dative singular of safi
  3. indefinite genitive singular of safi
  4. indefinite accusative plural of safi
  5. indefinite genitive plural of safi

Maltese[edit]

Root
s-f-j
3 terms

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic صَفاء(ṣafāʾ), feminised because of the final -a.

Noun[edit]

safa f

  1. purity
    Synonym: purità

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably from Arabic صَفَا(ṣafā, to become pure, to remain after a process of purification). The initial emphatic caused the addition of an unetymological final in some accents, whence the rarer variant sefa' (compare the similar development in baqa', laqa').

Verb[edit]

safa (imperfect jisfa)

  1. to be left; to come to be in some undesired state
    Sfaw bla dar.They were left homeless.
    Sfat bla wlied.She was left childless.
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Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

safa f (plural safas)

  1. eraser (piece of rubber used to erase writing)
    Synonym: borracha

Interjection[edit]

safa!

  1. expresses surprise, disgust or admiration

Adjective[edit]

safa

  1. feminine singular of safo

Verb[edit]

safa

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

Swahili[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

safa (n class, plural safa)

  1. a type of trough used for bathing