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ава

ава

See also: -ава and Appendix:Variations of "aba"

Eastern Mari

Noun

ава (ava)

  1. mother

Erzya

Noun

ава (ava)

  1. woman
  2. mother
    авам
    avam
    my mother

Moksha

Etymology

According to Feoktistov, from a Turkic language.[1] Veršinin considers suggestions of borrowing completely baseless, he is convinced that the term is of child language origin (its original meaning being "mother"), according to him, the following are of a similar origin: Eastern Mari ава (ava), Western Mari ӓвӓ (ävä), c.f., dialectal Eastern Mari аппа! (appa!, [an exclamation for a baby to smile]), Tundra Nenets [script needed] (āppa, mother [child language]). Parallel developments in unrelated languages: Selkup ама (mother), Basque ama (id.), Nivkh ымык (id.), Koryak [script needed] (-aw'-) in [script needed] (ŋaw'gyjnik, female [animal]).[2]

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /ɑvɑ/

Noun

ава (ava)

  1. lady
    • V. I. Ščankina (2011) Russko-mokšansko-erzjanskij slovarʹ [Russian-Moksha-Erzya Dictionary], Saransk, ISBN 978-5-91940-080-6
      дама — ава
      dama — ava
      lady [in Russian] — lady
  2. (zoology) female
    • V. I. Ščankina (2011) Russko-mokšansko-erzjanskij slovarʹ [Russian-Moksha-Erzya Dictionary], Saransk, ISBN 978-5-91940-080-6
      самка — ава
      samka — ava
      female [in Russian] — female
  3. woman
    • V. I. Ščankina (2011) Russko-mokšansko-erzjanskij slovarʹ [Russian-Moksha-Erzya Dictionary], Saransk, ISBN 978-5-91940-080-6
      женщина — ава
      ženščina — ava
      woman [in Russian] — woman
  4. wife
    • Oahpa, University of Tromsø
      vaimo — ава
      vaimo — ava
      wife [in Finnish] — wife
  5. mom
    • V. I. Ščankina (2011) Russko-mokšansko-erzjanskij slovarʹ [Russian-Moksha-Erzya Dictionary], Saransk, ISBN 978-5-91940-080-6
      мама — ава/авай
      mama — ava/avaj
      mom [in Russian] — mom

Declension

Synonyms

  • (mother): тядя (tjadja)

Derived terms

References

  1. A. P. Feoktistov (1993), Jazyki mira: Uralʹskije jazyki (MOKŠANSKIJ JaZYK) [Languages of the world: Uralic languages (Moksha language)], Moscow, pages 178—189
  2. Veršinin, V. I. (2004) Etimologičeskij slovarʹ mordovskix (erzjanskovo i mokšanskovo) jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Mordvinic (Erzya and Moksha) languages] (in Russian), volume 1, Joškar Ola, page 5

Russian

Etymology

Clipping of авата́р (avatár, avatar).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈavə]

Noun

а́ва (áva) f inan (genitive а́вы, nominative plural а́вы, genitive plural ав)

  1. (slang) avatar

Declension