thua

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See also: thưa and þúa

Albanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Apocope of *thuan, from Proto-Albanian *(a)tsāna,[1] or *ćāhai,[2] from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eḱ- (sharp) (compare Lithuanian ašnìs (blade edge), Ancient Greek ἄκανος (ákanos, pine thistle), English awn (bristle of barley)).

Noun[edit]

thua m (indefinite plural thonj, definite singular thoi, definite plural thonjtë)

  1. (anatomy) nail (of the body), fingernail, toenail

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “thua”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, page 481
  2. ^ Schumacher, Stefan; Matzinger, Joachim (2013) Die Verben des Altalbanischen: Belegwörterbuch, Vorgeschichte und Etymologie (Albanische Forschungen; 33) (in German), Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, →ISBN, page 237

Irish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

thua f

  1. Lenited form of tua.

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“to lose”; SV: thâu).

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Verb[edit]

thua (𪿐)

  1. to lose

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