xa

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See also: XA, xA, , , , , xả, and -xă

Apalaí[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese chá, from Cantonese (caa4, tea), from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-la.

Noun[edit]

xa

  1. tea

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian شاه(šâh).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

xa m (plural xas)

  1. shah (a king of Persia or Iran)

Further reading[edit]


Cocopa[edit]

Noun[edit]

xa

  1. water

References[edit]

  • James Mack Crawford, Cocopa Dictionary (1989)

Eastern Pomo[edit]

Noun[edit]

xa

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Sally McLendon, A grammar of Eastern Pomo (1975)

Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese ja, from Latin iam.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

xa

  1. already

Conjunction[edit]

xa

  1. sometimessometimes
    Xa ri, xa chora.Sometimes they laugh, others they cries.
    Synonym: ora

Etymology 2[edit]

From and older *jãa, from Latin Diāna. Cognate with Asturian xana.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

xa f (plural xas)

  1. (folklore) ghost, phantom
  2. (folklore) fairy
    • 1886, M. Nunez González, O muíño dos tíos Mariquiñas:
      un térmeno medio entre os trasnos e as almas en pena; pero que participaban un pouco máis desta última condición, sólo que eran moi pacífecas, pois nunca se soubo que se metesen con nadie non metendose primeiro con elas. A estas pantasmas chamabanlle xás; abundaban como as moscas no mes da Agosto, e eran pola súa bondá, pouco temidas dos labregos.
      ... a middle term in between elves and banshees, but a little closer to the latter ones and more peaceful, since they never messed with nobody if not disturbed first. These ghosts were called xas; they abounded as flies in August, and, because of they good temper, they were little feared by the peasants.

Etymology 3[edit]

Ultimately from Persian شاه(šāh).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

xa m (plural xas)

  1. shah (title of Persian kings)

References[edit]


Paipai[edit]

Noun[edit]

xa

  1. water

Somali[edit]

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Noun[edit]

xa ?

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter X.

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Southern Kurdish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Iranian [Term?] (compare Persian خایه(xâye), Northern Kurdish hêk, Ossetian айк (ajk), Avestan 𐬀𐬉𐬨(aēm)), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hāwyám, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ōwyóm (egg) (compare Armenian ձու (ju), English egg, Italian uovo, Russian яйцо́ (jajcó)).

Noun[edit]

xa (Arabic خا)

  1. egg

Tipai[edit]

Noun[edit]

xa

  1. (Jamul) water

References[edit]

  • Amy Miller, A Grammar of Jamul Tipay

Venda[edit]

Verb[edit]

xa

  1. to dry up

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Attested in Phật thuyết đại báo phụ mẫu ân trọng kinh (佛說大報父母恩重經) as 可耶 (MC kʰɑX jia) (modern SV: khả da), 可賒 (MC kʰɑX ɕia) (modern SV: khả xa) and 可車 (MC kʰɑX t͡ɕʰia) (modern SV: khả xa).

Adjective[edit]

xa

  1. far
    Synonym: ngái
    Antonym: gần
    rất gần rất xaso close, (yet) so far [song name]
Derived terms[edit]
Derived terms

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from . Compare and hạ, chè and trà.

Noun[edit]

xa

  1. (xiangqi, chess) Rare form of xe.

Xhosa[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

  1. when, if [+participial]