yaya

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

Aguaruna[edit]

Noun[edit]

yaya

  1. star

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

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]

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Modern Greek γιαγιά (giagiá, grandmother).

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]