yaya

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See also: Yaya, yayá, 'ya'ya, ƴaƴa, and ya-ya

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

yaya (plural yayas)

  1. (Philippines) A nanny.

Aguaruna[edit]

Noun[edit]

yaya

  1. star

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Unknown

Adjective[edit]

yaya

  1. slow
  2. clumsy
  3. stretched out

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Catalan iaia or Spanish yaya.

Noun[edit]

yaya

  1. (sometimes pejorative) a nanny
  2. an address to one's nannny

Verb[edit]

yaya

  1. to work or act as a nanny

Etymology 3[edit]

Unknown

Noun[edit]

yaya

  1. a tree, Gonocaryum calleryanum

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

yaya

  1. Rōmaji transcription of やや

Old Javanese[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

yaya

  1. as if

Quechua[edit]

Adjective[edit]

yaya

  1. greatest, supreme

Noun[edit]

yaya

  1. father
  2. grandfather, old man
  3. paternal uncle
  4. wise man, elder, priest
  5. god

Declension[edit]

See also[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Modern Greek γιαγιά (giagiá, grandmother).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɟ͡ʝaɟ͡ʝa/, [ˈɟ͡ʝaʝa]

Noun[edit]

yaya f (plural yayas)

  1. granny, gran

Related terms[edit]


Swahili[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain, but possibly from Portuguese aia (maid).

Noun[edit]

yaya (ma class, plural mayaya)

  1. nanny, babysitter

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From a Mexican language.

Noun[edit]

yaya

  1. nursemaid; girl or woman employed to take care of children
  2. wet nurse

Synonyms[edit]

  • (nursemaid): ama

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

yayà

  1. invitation; request; persuasion; inducement

Synonyms[edit]


Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Turkic yadag.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

yaya (definite accusative yayayı, plural yayalar)

  1. pedestrian; someone walking, instead of using a vehicle

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative yaya
Definite accusative yayayı
Singular Plural
Nominative yaya yayalar
Definite accusative yayayı yayaları
Dative yayaya yayalara
Locative yayada yayalarda
Ablative yayadan yayalardan
Genitive yayanın yayaların
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular yayam yayalarım
2nd singular yayan yayaların
3rd singular yayası yayaları
1st plural yayamız yayalarımız
2nd plural yayanız yayalarınız
3rd plural yayaları yayaları
Predicative forms
Singular Plural
1st singular yayayım yayalarım
2nd singular yayasın yayalarsın
3rd singular yaya
yayadır
yayalar
yayalardır
1st plural yayayız yayalarız
2nd plural yayasınız yayalarsınız
3rd plural yayalar yayalardır