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Webster 1828 Edition


Aia

A'IA

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Noun.
A Brazilian fowl of the spoon-bill kind, and resembling that bird in form and size.

Definition 2022


aîa

aîa

See also: aia, Aia, AIA, ăia, and -aia

Old Tupi

Adjective

aîa

  1. acid, sour

Usage notes

  • The stem aîa could never be used inside a sentence without a prefix. In predicative position, the form taîa was used for animate subjects, and saîa for inanimate subjects. When modifying nouns, the noun itself would be agglutinated with the adjective (as nouns always precede adjectives in Tupi).

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