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Webster 1828 Edition


Bia

BI'A

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Noun.
In commerce, a small shell called a cowry, much valued in the East Indies.

Definition 2022


Bia

Bia

See also: bia, BIA, bía, bi'a, and B.I.A.

Translingual

Wikispecies

Etymology

From Ancient Greek Βία (Bía, literally Force).

Proper noun

Bia f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Nymphalidae – certain brush-footed butterflies.

English

Proper noun

Bia

  1. (Greek mythology) The goddess and personification of force.

Translations

bia

bia

See also: B.I.A., bi-a, bi'a, and BIA

Irish

Alternative forms

Noun

bia m (genitive singular bia, nominative plural bianna)

  1. food
  2. inner part of shelled, rinded, food
  3. substance
Declension
Derived terms
  • biachlár (menu)
  • bia éanáin (wood-sorrel)

Etymology 2

From Old Irish ·bia

Verb

bia

  1. (obsolete) future analytic dependent of

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bia bhia mbia
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References

  • "bia" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • biad” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Kunama

Noun

bia

  1. water

References

  • Christopher Ehret, A Historical-comparative Reconstruction of Nilo-Saharan (2001, ISBN 3896450980)

Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

Noun

bia m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of bie

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

bia f

  1. definite singular of bie

Old Irish

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʲi.a/

Etymology 1

Verb

bia

  1. first-person singular future absolute of at·tá

·bia

  1. third-person singular future conjunct of at·tá

Etymology 2

Verb

·bia

  1. third-person singular future conjunct of benaid
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive conjunct of benaid

Mutation

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
bia bia
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbia
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *bijō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰī-. Germanic cognates include Old English bēo (English bee), Old Frisian (West Frisian bij), Dutch bij, Old High German bīa, bini (German Biene, dialectal Beie), Old Norse (Danish and Swedish bi). The Indo-European root is also the source of Lithuanian bìtė, Latvian bite, Proto-Slavic *bьčela (Old Church Slavonic бьчєла (bĭčela), Russian пчела (pčela)), Celtic *beko- (Old Irish bech, Irish beach).

Noun

bīa ?

  1. bee

Descendants


Portuguese

Etymology

From English beer.

Noun

bia f (plural bias)

  1. (US, Brazil, rare) beer

Synonyms


Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Surmiran, Vallader) bler
  • (Sutsilvan) blear
  • (Puter) bger

Etymology

From Latin valde.

Adjective

bia m (feminine singular biara, masculine plural biars, feminine plural biaras)

  1. (Sursilvan, Sutsilvan) much, a lot of

Swahili

Etymology

From English beer.

Noun

bia (n class, plural bia)

  1. commercial beer

See also

  • pembe (native beer)

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English beer.

Noun

bia

  1. beer

Vietnamese

Etymology

Borrowing from French bière, from Middle Dutch bier.

Pronunciation

Noun

bia

  1. beer

Derived terms


Yagaria

Etymology

Probably a loanword from English beer.

Noun

bia

  1. (Hua dialect) beer

References

  • John Haiman, Hua, a Papuan Language of the Eastern Highlands of New Guinea