za-

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Czech[edit]

Prefix[edit]

za-

  1. A prefix.
  2. Forms adjectives referring to places

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Northern Ndebele[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni [Term?], from Proto-Bantu *jíá-.

Prefix[edit]

za-

  1. of; class 8 possessive concord.
  2. of; class 10 possessive concord.

Polish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

za-

  1. Forms perfective semelfactive verbs, usually indicating a thorough or irreversible action

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • za- in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Prefix[edit]

za- (Cyrillic spelling за-)

  1. Prefix prepended to adjectives to create an adjective denoting a finished action.

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Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *za-. Prefixed form of the preposition za.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

za-

  1. Forms perfective verbs with the following meanings:
    1. (no change in meaning)
      za- + ‎čutīti (to feel) → ‎začutīti (to feel)
    2. moving behind
      za- + ‎īti (to go) → ‎zaíti (to set (of the sun))
    3. moving into
      za- + ‎brésti (to wade) → ‎zabrésti (to wade into)
    4. to begin, to start (inchoative)
      za- + ‎díhati (to breathe) → ‎zadíhati (to start to breathe)
    5. in error, to a loss
      za- + ‎īti (to go) → ‎zaíti (to go astray)
      za- + ‎kọ̑ckati (to play dice) → ‎zakọ̑ckati (to gamble away)
    6. (reflexive) for a long time, too long
      za- + ‎govorīti (to speak) → ‎zagovorīti (to talk for a long time/too long)
    7. to cover, to fill
      za- + ‎mésti (to snow) → ‎zamésti (to snow in, to cover in snow)

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Southern Ndebele[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni [Term?], from Proto-Bantu *jíá-.

Prefix[edit]

za-

  1. of; class 8 possessive concord.
  2. of; class 10 possessive concord.

Xhosa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni [Term?], from Proto-Bantu *jíá-.

Prefix[edit]

za-

  1. of; class 8 possessive concord.
  2. of; class 10 possessive concord.

Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni [Term?], from Proto-Bantu *jíá-.

Prefix[edit]

za-

  1. of; class 8 possessive concord.
  2. of; class 10 possessive concord.

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