wa

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

wa

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  1. A traditional proa-style outrigger canoe of the Caroline Islands.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Thai วา(waa).

Noun[edit]

wa (plural wa)

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  1. A traditional Thai unit of length, approximately two metres.

Bambara[edit]

Particle[edit]

wa

  1. final interrogative particle on a yes/no question

Egyptian[edit]

Romanization[edit]

wa

  1. Manuel de Codage transliteration of .

Etulo[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. drink
    ḿ wēnîI drink water
    ḿ wēnīI drank water

References[edit]

  • Rose-Juliet Anyanwu, Fundamentals of Phonetics, Phonology and Tonology (2008)

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dialectal wat(what).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

wa

  1. (colloquial, regional, parts of northern and central Germany) right?; is it?; is it not?
    Wir müssen da lang, wa?
    We need to go this way, don't we?

Synonyms[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Particle[edit]

wa

  1. (colloquial, potentially rude) what, huh (expresses that something was extremely hard to understand acoustically or outlandish in content)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Also spelled wat. Especially common in Hamburg and western Holstein, where dialects traditionally drop final /t/ after fricatives.

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French roi(king)

Noun[edit]

wa

  1. king

See also[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

wa

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of
  3. Rōmaji transcription of
  4. Rōmaji transcription of
  5. Rōmaji transcription of わっ
  6. Rōmaji transcription of ワッ

Kapampangan[edit]

Interjection[edit]

wa

  1. yes

Antonyms[edit]


Kashubian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *va

Pronoun[edit]

wa

  1. you (second-person plural)

Declension[edit]

Plural only
Nominative wa
Genitive was/wôs/waju/waji
Dative wóm/wama/wami
Accusative was/wôs
Instrumental wami/wama
Locative was/wôs
Vocative

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

wa (Zhuyin ㄨㄚ˙)

  1. Pinyin transcription of

wa

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wai, whence also Old Saxon wah, , Old High German , wa, wēwo, Old Norse vei, Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌹(wai). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *wai.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

 n

  1. woe

Declension[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Sa[edit]

Noun[edit]

wa

  1. water

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English wall.

Noun[edit]

wa (plural was)

  1. wall

Verb[edit]

wa (third-person singular present was, present participle wain, past wad, past participle wad)

  1. to wall

Swahili[edit]

Particle[edit]

wa

  1. M class inflected form of -a.
  2. U class inflected form of -a.
  3. Wa class inflected form of -a.

Unami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

wa

  1. this (animate)

West Frisian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

wa

  1. who
    Wa binne jo? Who are you?
    Hy is in minsk wa't ik ken. He is a person who I know.

Usage notes[edit]

Wa is used only in questions. Wa't is used in declarative sentences.


Zay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Silt'e [script needed](-wa:).

Conjunction[edit]

wa

  1. and

References[edit]

  • Initial SLLE Survey of the Zway Area by Klaus Wedekind and Charlotte Wedekind

Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-gʊ̀a.

Verb[edit]

-wa

  1. (intransitive) to fall, to drop

Inflection[edit]

Tone class L
Infinitive ukuwa
Imperative Imperative
+ object prefix
Singular yiwa yiwe
Plural yiwani yiweni
Present Participial Subjunctive
1st singular ngiyawa, ngiwa ngiwa ngiwe
2nd singular uyawa, uwa uwa uwe
1st plural siyawa, siwa siwa siwe
2nd plural niyawa, niwa niwa niwe
Class 1 uyawa, uwa ewa awe
Class 2 bayawa, bawa bewa bawe
Class 3 uyawa, uwa uwa uwe
Class 4 iyawa, iwa iwa iwe
Class 5 liyawa, liwa liwa liwe
Class 6 ayawa, awa ewa awe
Class 7 siyawa, siwa siwa siwe
Class 8 ziyawa, ziwa ziwa ziwe
Class 9 iyawa, iwa iwa iwe
Class 10 ziyawa, ziwa ziwa ziwe
Class 11 luyawa, luwa luwa luwe
Class 14 buyawa, buwa buwa buwe
Class 15 kuyawa, kuwa kuwa kuwe
Class 17 kuyawa, kuwa kuwa kuwe
Recent past Recent past
continuous
1st singular ngiwile, ngiwē bengiwa
2nd singular uwile, uwē ubewa
1st plural siwile, siwē sibewa
2nd plural niwile, niwē nibewa
Class 1 uwile, uwē ubewa
Class 2 bawile, bawē bebewa
Class 3 uwile, uwē bewuwa
Class 4 iwile, iwē beyiwa
Class 5 liwile, liwē beliwa
Class 6 awile, awē abewa
Class 7 siwile, siwē besiwa
Class 8 ziwile, ziwē beziwa
Class 9 iwile, iwē beyiwa
Class 10 ziwile, ziwē beziwa
Class 11 luwile, luwē beluwa
Class 14 buwile, buwē bebuwa
Class 15 kuwile, kuwē bekuwa
Class 17 kuwile, kuwē bekuwa
Remote past Remote past
continuous
1st singular ngāwa ngangiwa
2nd singular wāwa wawuwa
1st plural sāwa sasiwa
2nd plural nāwa naniwa
Class 1 wāwa wayewa
Class 2 bāwa babewa
Class 3 wāwa wawuwa
Class 4 yāwa yayiwa
Class 5 lāwa laliwa
Class 6 āwa ayewa
Class 7 sāwa sasiwa
Class 8 zāwa zaziwa
Class 9 yāwa yayiwa
Class 10 zāwa zaziwa
Class 11 lwāwa lwaluwa
Class 14 bāwa babuwa
Class 15 kwāwa kwakuwa
Class 17 kwāwa kwakuwa
Future
1st singular ngizokuwa
2nd singular uzokuwa
1st plural sizokuwa
2nd plural nizokuwa
Class 1 uzokuwa
Class 2 bazokuwa
Class 3 uzokuwa
Class 4 izokuwa
Class 5 lizokuwa
Class 6 azokuwa
Class 7 sizokuwa
Class 8 zizokuwa
Class 9 izokuwa
Class 10 zizokuwa
Class 11 luzokuwa
Class 14 buzokuwa
Class 15 kuzokuwa
Class 17 kuzokuwa

Derived terms[edit]