toa

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See also: tóa, Tōa, töa, toả, to'a, and To'a

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

toa (plural toas)

  1. A small painted artifact made by the Diyari people of Australia, believed to have been used as place markers or signposts.
    • 2000, Lin Onus, Urban dingo: the art and life of Lin Onus, 1948-1996, page 21:
      These thirty-four toa constructions, made from urban debris and ceremoniously installed in a circular (or sometimes oval) bed of sand, bring together the multiple themes centred on reclamation that preoccupied his life.
    • 2005, Bill Arthur, Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia[1], page 22:
      It seems that on leaving one place people would place a toa in the ground to show other people where they had gone.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Maori toa.

Noun[edit]

toa (plural toas)

  1. (New Zealand) A brave warrior.
    • 1902, Journal of the Polynesian Society[2], volume 11, page 211:
      The toa or brave who distinguished himself was thought very highly of.
    • 2011, Robert N. Bellah, Religion in Human Evolution[3], page 261:
      Thus in Polynesia, the toa (warrior) could challenge the ariki (priest/chief).

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from Maori toa.

Noun[edit]

toa (plural toas)

  1. A Polynesian tree of the genus Casuarina, or its wood.
    • 1817, William Mariner, An Account of the Natives of the Tonga Islands in the South Pacific[4], page 302:
      It happens that nature has assembled in this spot, on only the wildest profusion of the vegetable kingdom, over which the lofty toa tree stands pre-eminent, but also objects of another description, overhanging rocks, hollow-sounding caverns, and steep precipices, calculated to give an aspect as bold and sublime as the imagination can well conceive, and constituting a species of scenery, which, in proportion as it is more rare, is more admired by the natives.
    • 1882, John Shertzer Hittell, The Commerce and Industries of the Pacific Coast of North America[5], page 604:
      The toa wood of the South Pacific islands is similar to Eastern walnut in color and texture, but is much finer in figure.

Anagrams[edit]


Asturian[edit]

Determiner[edit]

toa f

  1. feminine singular of tou

Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tua, feminine of tuus.

Pronoun[edit]

toa f (masculine to)

  1. your; second-person feminine singular possessive pronoun

Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

toa

  1. Genitive singular form of tuba.

Fijian[edit]

Noun[edit]

toa

  1. fowl

Maori[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *toqa (compare Hawaiian koa).

Adjective[edit]

toa

  1. brave

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *toa (compare Hawaiian koa), from Proto-Oceanic *toRas, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *teRas (compare Indonesian teras).

Noun[edit]

toa

  1. A tree with dark-colored, hard wood, Casuarina equisetifolia.

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English tow.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

toa f (plural toas)

  1. rope

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]


Swahili[edit]

Verb[edit]

-toa (infinitive kutoa)

  1. to give

Derived terms[edit]

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of -toa
Non-finite forms
Form Positive Negative
Infinitive kutoa kutotoa
Simple finite forms
Positive form Singular Plural
Imperative toa toeni
Habitual hutoa
Complex finite forms
Polarity Persons Persons / Classes Classes
1st 2nd 3rd / M-wa M-mi Ma Ki-vi N U Ku Pa Mu
Sg. Pl. Sg. Pl. Sg. / 1 Pl. / 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 / 14 15 / 17 16 18
Past
Positive nilitoa
nalitoa
tulitoa
twalitoa
ulitoa
walitoa
mlitoa
mwalitoa
alitoa walitoa ulitoa ilitoa lilitoa yalitoa kilitoa vilitoa ilitoa zilitoa ulitoa kulitoa palitoa mulitoa
Relative niliotoa
naliotoa
tuliotoa
twaliotoa
uliotoa
waliotoa
mliotoa
mwaliotoa
aliotoa waliotoa uliotoa iliotoa liliotoa yaliotoa kiliotoa viliotoa iliotoa ziliotoa uliotoa kuliotoa paliotoa muliotoa
Negative sikutoa hatukutoa hukutoa hamkutoa hakutoa hawakutoa haukutoa haikutoa halikutoa hayakutoa hakikutoa havikutoa haikutoa hazikutoa haukutoa hakukutoa hapakutoa hamukutoa
Present
Positive ninatoa
natoa
tunatoa unatoa mnatoa anatoa wanatoa unatoa inatoa linatoa yanatoa kinatoa vinatoa inatoa zinatoa unatoa kunatoa panatoa munatoa
Relative ninaotoa
naotoa
tunaotoa unaotoa mnaotoa anaotoa wanaotoa unaotoa inaotoa linaotoa yanaotoa kinaotoa vinaotoa inaotoa zinaotoa unaotoa kunaotoa panaotoa munaotoa
Negative sitoi hatutoi hutoi hamtoi hatoi hawatoi hautoi haitoi halitoi hayatoi hakitoi havitoi haitoi hazitoi hautoi hakutoi hapatoi hamutoi
Future
Positive nitatoa tutatoa utatoa mtatoa atatoa watatoa utatoa itatoa litatoa yatatoa kitatoa vitatoa itatoa zitatoa utatoa kutatoa patatoa mutatoa
Relative nitakaotoa tutakaotoa utakaotoa mtakaotoa atakaotoa watakaotoa utakaotoa itakaotoa litakaotoa yatakaotoa kitakaotoa vitakaotoa itakaotoa zitakaotoa utakaotoa kutakaotoa patakaotoa mutakaotoa
Negative sitatoa hatutatoa hutatoa hamtatoa hatatoa hawatatoa hautatoa haitatoa halitatoa hayatatoa hakitatoa havitatoa haitatoa hazitatoa hautatoa hakutatoa hapatatoa hamutatoa
Subjunctive
Positive nitoe tutoe utoe mtoe atoe watoe utoe itoe litoe yatoe kitoe vitoe itoe zitoe utoe kutoe patoe mutoe
Negative nisitoe tusitoe usitoe msitoe asitoe wasitoe usitoe isitoe lisitoe yasitoe kisitoe visitoe isitoe zisitoe usitoe kusitoe pasitoe musitoe
Present Conditional
Positive ningetoa tungetoa ungetoa mngetoa angetoa wangetoa ungetoa ingetoa lingetoa yangetoa kingetoa vingetoa ingetoa zingetoa ungetoa kungetoa pangetoa mungetoa
Negative nisingetoa
singetoa
tusingetoa
hatungetoa
usingetoa
hungetoa
msingetoa
hamngetoa
asingetoa
hangetoa
wasingetoa
hawangetoa
usingetoa
haungetoa
isingetoa
haingetoa
lisingetoa
halingetoa
yasingetoa
hayangetoa
kisingetoa
hakingetoa
visingetoa
havingetoa
isingetoa
haingetoa
zisingetoa
hazingetoa
usingetoa
haungetoa
kusingetoa
hakungetoa
pasingetoa
hapangetoa
musingetoa
hamungetoa
Past Conditional
Positive ningalitoa tungalitoa ungalitoa mngalitoa angalitoa wangalitoa ungalitoa ingalitoa lingalitoa yangalitoa kingalitoa vingalitoa ingalitoa zingalitoa ungalitoa kungalitoa pangalitoa mungalitoa
Negative nisingalitoa
singalitoa
tusingalitoa
hatungalitoa
usingalitoa
hungalitoa
msingalitoa
hamngalitoa
asingalitoa
hangalitoa
wasingalitoa
hawangalitoa
usingalitoa
haungalitoa
isingalitoa
haingalitoa
lisingalitoa
halingalitoa
yasingalitoa
hayangalitoa
kisingalitoa
hakingalitoa
visingalitoa
havingalitoa
isingalitoa
haingalitoa
zisingalitoa
hazingalitoa
usingalitoa
haungalitoa
kusingalitoa
hakungalitoa
pasingalitoa
hapangalitoa
musingalitoa
hamungalitoa
Conditional Contrary to Fact
Positive ningelitoa tungelitoa ungelitoa mngelitoa angelitoa wangelitoa ungelitoa ingelitoa lingelitoa yangelitoa kingelitoa vingelitoa ingelitoa zingelitoa ungelitoa kungelitoa pangelitoa mungelitoa
General Relative
Positive nitoao tutoao utoao mtoao atoao watoao utoao itoao litoao yatoao kitoao vitoao itoao zitoao utoao kutoao patoao mutoao
Negative nisiotoa tusiotoa usiotoa msiotoa asiotoa wasiotoa usiotoa isiotoa lisiotoa yasiotoa kisiotoa visiotoa isiotoa zisiotoa usiotoa kusiotoa pasiotoa musiotoa
Gnomic
Positive natoa twatoa watoa mwatoa atoa watoa watoa yatoa latoa yatoa chatoa vyatoa yatoa zatoa watoa kwatoa patoa mwatoa
Perfect
Positive nimetoa tumetoa umetoa mmetoa ametoa wametoa umetoa imetoa limetoa yametoa kimetoa vimetoa imetoa zimetoa umetoa kumetoa pametoa mumetoa
"Already"
Positive nimeshatoa tumeshatoa umeshatoa mmeshatoa ameshatoa wameshatoa umeshatoa imeshatoa limeshatoa yameshatoa kimeshatoa vimeshatoa imeshatoa zimeshatoa umeshatoa kumeshatoa pameshatoa mumeshatoa
"Not yet"
Negative sijatoa hatujatoa hujatoa hamjatoa hajatoa hawajatoa haujatoa haijatoa halijatoa hayajatoa hakijatoa havijatoa haijatoa hazijatoa haujatoa hakujatoa hapajatoa hamujatoa
"If/When"
Positive nikitoa tukitoa ukitoa mkitoa akitoa wakitoa ukitoa ikitoa likitoa yakitoa kikitoa vikitoa ikitoa zikitoa ukitoa kukitoa pakitoa mukitoa
"If not"
Negative nisipotoa tusipotoa usipotoa msipotoa asipotoa wasipotoa usipotoa isipotoa lisipotoa yasipotoa kisipotoa visipotoa isipotoa zisipotoa usipotoa kusipotoa pasipotoa musipotoa
Consecutive
Positive nikatoa tukatoa ukatoa mkatoa akatoa wakatoa ukatoa ikatoa likatoa yakatoa kikatoa vikatoa ikatoa zikatoa ukatoa kukatoa pakatoa mukatoa
Not all possible forms are listed in the table. Transitive verbs can take object concords, relative concords can agree with all noun classes, and many other forms not commonly seen in modern Standard Swahili are absent from the table. See Appendix:Swahili verbs for more information.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From toalett.

Noun[edit]

toa c

  1. (colloquial) toilet, loo

Declension[edit]

Declension of toa 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative toa toan toor toorna
Genitive toas toans toors toornas

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

toa

  1. a railroad car
  2. (medicine, pharmacy) a prescription

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French toi.

Pronoun[edit]

toa

  1. (obsolete, humorous) you

See also[edit]