saya

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *sagia, from Latin sagum, from Gaulish *sagos, or from Ancient Greek σάγος (ságos).

Noun[edit]

saya f (plural sayes)

  1. skirt

Synonyms[edit]


Bambara[edit]

Noun[edit]

saya

  1. death

Cebuano[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish saya, from Vulgar Latin *sagia, from Latin sagum, from Gaulish *sagos, or from Ancient Greek σάγος (ságos).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: sa‧ya

Noun[edit]

saya

  1. a skirt; an article of clothing, usually worn by women and girls, that hangs from the waist and covers the lower part of the body
  2. the part of a dress or robe, etc., that hangs below the waist
  3. the drapery used in processional carriages
  4. (often humorous) a kilt

Verb[edit]

saya

  1. to put on a skirt

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare sadya.

Adjective[edit]

saya

  1. merry

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:saya.


Indonesian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay saya, from Sanskrit सहाय (sahāya). Doublet of aye.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

saya

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)

Usage notes[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Indonesian first-person pronouns:


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

saya

  1. Rōmaji transcription of さや

Karao[edit]

Noun[edit]

saya

  1. tear; teardrop

Malay[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit सहाय (sahāya, follower).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /saja/
  • Rhymes: -aja, -ja, -a
  • (Johor-Riau) IPA(key): [säjə]
  • (file)

Pronoun[edit]

saya (Jawi spelling ساي‎)

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)
    Nama saya ...
    My name is ...

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]


Maranao[edit]

Adverb[edit]

saya

  1. here

Papiamentu[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish saya and Portuguese saia and Kabuverdianu saia.

Noun[edit]

saya

  1. skirt

Sambali[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish saya.

Noun[edit]

saya

  1. skirt

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *sagia, from Latin sagum, from Gaulish *sagos, or from Ancient Greek σάγος (ságos). Compare Portuguese saia, French saie.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈsaʝa/, [ˈsa.ʝa]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /ˈsaʃa/, [ˈsa.ʃa]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈsaʒa/, [ˈsa.ʒa]

Noun[edit]

saya f (plural sayas)

  1. (archaic) a woman’s skirt

Descendants[edit]

  • Cebuano: saya
  • Moroccan Arabic: صاية(ṣāya)
  • Tagalog: saya

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Tagalog[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: sa‧ya
  • IPA(key): /saˈja/, [sɐˈja]

Noun[edit]

sayá

  1. joy; happiness; gladness
    Synonyms: tuwa, katuwaan, galak, kagalakan, ligaya, kaligayahan
  2. fun; merriment; festivity
    Synonyms: pagkakatuwa, pagdiriwang
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish saya, from Vulgar Latin *sagia, from Latin sagum, from earlier sagus, from Ancient Greek σάγος (ságos), probably of Gaulish origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: sa‧ya
  • IPA(key): /ˈsaja/, [ˈsajɐ]

Noun[edit]

saya

  1. skirt
    Synonym: palda

Ternate[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

saya

  1. a flower

References[edit]

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh