tawa

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See also: tawā

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Hindi तवा ‎(tavā).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

tawa ‎(plural tawas)

  1. (South Asia) A frying pan or griddle.
    • 2008, Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies, Penguin 2015, p. 6:
      Deeti gave her daughter the job of sweeping the poppy petals into a heap while she busied herself in stoking the fire and heating a heavy iron tawa.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

tawa ‎(plural tawas)

  1. Beilschmiedia tawa, a New Zealand broadleaf tree.

Ajië[edit]

Noun[edit]

tawa

  1. dog

References[edit]

  • Corinna Handschuh, A typology of marked-S languages

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay tawa, from Proto-Malayic *tawa(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tawa, from Proto-Austronesian *Cawa.

Verb[edit]

tawa ‎(used in the forms ketawa, and tertawa)

  1. to laugh (show mirth by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face and emission of sounds)

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayic *tawa(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tawa, from Proto-Austronesian *Cawa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

tawa ‎(used in the forms ketawa, and tertawa)

  1. to laugh (show mirth by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face and emission of sounds)

Synonyms[edit]


Mehek[edit]

Noun[edit]

tawa

  1. woman

References[edit]

  • transnewguinea.org, citing D. C. Laycock, Languages of the Lumi Subdistrict (West Sepik District), New Guinea (1968), Oceanic Linguistics, 7 (1): 36-66

Pahi[edit]

Noun[edit]

tawa

  1. woman

References[edit]

  • transnewguinea.org, citing D. C. Laycock, Languages of the Lumi Subdistrict (West Sepik District), New Guinea (1968), Oceanic Linguistics, 7 (1): 36-66

Quechua[edit]

Quechua cardinal numbers
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : tawa

Numeral[edit]

tawa

  1. (cardinal) four

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tawa, from Proto-Austronesian *Cawa.

Noun[edit]

tawa

  1. laughter

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (North Wales) IPA(key): [ˈtawa]
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): [ˈtɑːwa]

Verb[edit]

tawa

  1. third-person singular present/future of tewi

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tawa dawa nhawa thawa
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.