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]


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 of use of this term, see Citations:saya.


Indonesian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay saya, from Sanskrit सहाय (sahāya).

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]

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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]

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 ...

See also[edit]


Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish saya and Portuguese saia and Kabuverdianu saia.

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): /ˈsaɟ͡ʝa/, [ˈsaʝa]

Noun[edit]

saya f (plural sayas)

  1. (archaic) a woman’s skirt

Descendants[edit]

  • Cebuano: saya
  • Moroccan Arabic: ساية(sāya)
  • Tagalog: saya

See also[edit]


Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

saya

  1. joy, happiness
  2. fun

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

saya

  1. skirt

Synonyms[edit]