wa-

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Chuukese[edit]

Prefix[edit]

wa-

  1. to put
  2. to place

Curripaco[edit]

Prefix[edit]

wa-

  1. first person plural agent marker

References[edit]

  • Swintha Danielsen, Tania Granadillo, Agreement in two Arawak languages, in The Typology of Semantic Alignment (edited by Mark Donohue, Søren Wichmann) (2008, →ISBN, page 398

Lakota[edit]

Prefix[edit]

wa-

  1. creates nouns from some verbs.
    wa- + ‎pȟóštaŋ (to put something on one's head) → ‎wapȟóštaŋ (hat)
  2. creates agent nouns
    wa- + ‎oyúspa (to seize, grab, hold on to, arrest) → ‎wawóyuspa (policeman)

Notes[edit]

  • Most verbs that start with o contract the prefix wa- into wó-.

Northern Ndebele[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *jʊ̀á-

Prefix[edit]

wa-

  1. of; class 1 possessive concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *gʊ́á-

Prefix[edit]

wa-

  1. of; class 3 possessive concord.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *gá-.

Prefix[edit]

wa-

  1. they; class 6 subject concord; form of a- used when another prefix precedes.
  2. them; class 6 object concord.

Phuthi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *gá-.

Prefix[edit]

wa-

  1. they; class 6 subject concord; form of a- used when another prefix precedes.
  2. them; class 6 object concord.

Southern Ndebele[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *jʊ̀á-

Prefix[edit]

wa-

  1. of; class 1 possessive concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *gʊ́á-

Prefix[edit]

wa-

  1. of; class 3 possessive concord.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *gá-.

Prefix[edit]

wa-

  1. they; class 6 subject concord; form of a- used when another prefix precedes.
  2. them; class 6 object concord.

Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *bà-.

Prefix[edit]

wa- (singular m-)

  1. The prefix for noun class 2 denoting plurals of noun class 1.

See also[edit]


Swazi[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *gá-.

Prefix[edit]

wa-

  1. they; class 6 subject concord; form of a- used when another prefix precedes.
  2. them; class 6 object concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *jʊ̀á-

Prefix[edit]

wa-

  1. of; class 1 possessive concord.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *gʊ́á-

Prefix[edit]

wa-

  1. of; class 3 possessive concord.

Xhosa[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *jʊ̀á-

Prefix[edit]

wa-

  1. of; class 1 possessive concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *gʊ́á-

Prefix[edit]

wa-

  1. of; class 3 possessive concord.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *gá-.

Prefix[edit]

wa-

  1. they; class 6 subject concord; form of a- used when another prefix precedes.
  2. them; class 6 object concord.

Zulu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *jʊ̀á-

Prefix[edit]

wa-

  1. of; class 1 possessive concord.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *gʊ́á-

Prefix[edit]

wa-

  1. of; class 3 possessive concord.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *gá-.

Prefix[edit]

wá-

  1. they; class 6 subject concord; form of a- used when another prefix precedes.
  2. them; class 6 object concord.

References[edit]