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Aba

Aba

See also: Appendix:Variations of "aba"

Hungarian

Proper noun

Aba

  1. A male given name.

Declension

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Aba Abák
accusative Abát Abákat
dative Abának Abáknak
instrumental Abával Abákkal
causal-final Abáért Abákért
translative Abává Abákká
terminative Abáig Abákig
essive-formal Abaként Abákként
essive-modal
inessive Abában Abákban
superessive Abán Abákon
adessive Abánál Abáknál
illative Abába Abákba
sublative Abára Abákra
allative Abához Abákhoz
elative Abából Abákból
delative Abáról Abákról
ablative Abától Abáktól
Possessive forms of Aba
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Abám Abáim
2nd person sing. Abád Abáid
3rd person sing. Abája Abái
1st person plural Abánk Abáink
2nd person plural Abátok Abáitok
3rd person plural Abájuk Abáik

Turkish

Proper noun

Aba

  1. A female given name

aba

aba

See also: Appendix:Variations of "aba"

English

An aba (garment).
An aba.

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Noun

aba (plural abas)

  1. A coarse, often striped, felted fabric from the Middle East, woven from goat or camel hair.
  2. A loose-fitting sleeveless garment, made from aba or silk, worn by Arabs. [First attested in the early 19th century.][1]
    • 1957, Lawrence Durrell, Justine:
      Here Nessim would sit night after night in the winter, dressed in his old rust-coloured abba, staring gravely at Betelgeuse, or hovering over books of calculations for all the world like a medieval soothsayer.
Synonyms
Translations

Etymology 2

  • From the name of its creator, the French explorer A. T. d' Abbadie.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæ.bə/

Noun

aba (plural abas)

  1. An altazimuth used for astronomy on either land or water.

Etymology 3

Noun

aba (plural abas)

  1. The electric fish Gymnarchus niloticus (the frankfish, freshwater rat-tail, African knifefish), found in swamps, lakes and rivers in Africa.
Translations

Anagrams

References

  1. Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 2

Dení

Noun

aba f

  1. fish

References

  • “aba” in Gordon Koop, Lois Koop, Dicionário deni-português, Associação Internacional de Lingüística - SIL Brasil, 1985.

Dupaninan Agta

Noun

aba

  1. taro

Ewe

Noun

aba

  1. mat

Gothic

Romanization

aba

  1. Romanization of 𐌰𐌱𐌰

Hiligaynon

Interjection

abá

  1. alas, gosh, well, whew
  2. wow

Interjection

abâ

  1. (questioning) really
  2. (questioning) ah, oh

Noun

abá

  1. (anatomy) shoulder blade

Verb

abá

  1. To carry on one's back

Indonesian

Etymology

From Malay aba, from Arabic أب, from Proto-Semitic *ʾab-.

Noun

aba (Jawi spelling اب, plural aba-aba)

  1. father (male parent)

Irish

Noun

aba

  1. Only used in ar aba

Noun

aba m

  1. genitive singular of ab

Mutation

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
aba n-aba haba t-aba
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References


Latgalian

Etymology

Shortened from an older Baltic form *arba, which is preserved in Lithuanian as arba (the meaning differs just slightly).

Conjunction

aba

  1. alias, AKA, or

Malay

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Proto-Malayic *aba, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *aba, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *aba, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *aba, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aba, from Proto-Austronesian *aba.

Alternative forms

Noun

aba (Jawi spelling اب)

  1. Alternative form of abah

Etymology 2

Borrowing from Arabic أبٌ, from Proto-Semitic *ʾab-.

Alternative forms

Noun

aba (Jawi spelling اب, plural aba-aba)

  1. father (male parent)

Etymology 3

Shortened form of haba.

Alternative forms

Noun

aba (Jawi spelling اب)

  1. Alternative form of haba

Marshallese

Etymology

Borrowing from English harbor.

Pronunciation

  • MED phonemes: {habah}
  • IPA phonemes: /ɰapˠaɰ/
  • IPA articulation: [ɑ̯ɑbˠɑɑ̯]

Noun

aba

  1. a harbor.
  2. an anchorage.
  3. a port.

References


Old Tupi

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔaβ̞a/

Noun

aba

  1. hair

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔaβ̞a/, /ˈtaβ̞a/

Noun

aba

  1. village, especially a typical Brazilian indigenous village.
Usage notes
  • The stem aba could never be used inside a sentence without a prefix. The absolute form taba was used whenever the noun was not possessed.

References


Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin alapa (slap, smack).

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈa.βɐ/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈa.ba/
  • Hyphenation: a‧ba
  • Rhymes: -aba

Noun

aba f (plural abas)

  1. brim (of a hat)
    a aba do chapéu
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  2. flap (hinged leaf of furniture)
  3. bank (of a river)
  4. (computing) tab (navigational widget in a GUI)

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Derived terms


Romanian

Etymology 1

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish عبا (abâ) (Turkish aba), from Arabic عَبَاءَة (ʿabāʾa).

Noun

aba

  1. Thick wool-fabric, usually white, from which country-style clothing is often made.
Synonyms
  • dimie

See also

Etymology 2

Interjection

aba

  1. An interjection that expresses wonder or draws attention to something.

Scottish Gaelic

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old Irish ap, abb, from Latin abbās, from Ancient Greek ἀββᾶς (abbâs), from Aramaic אבא (’abbā, father).

Noun

aba m (genitive singular aba, plural abachan)

  1. (Christianity) abbot
    An nì a nì an dara h-aba subhach, nì e dubhach an t-aba eile.
    What makes the one abbot glad makes the other abbot sad.

Derived terms

Related terms

References

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

Borrowing from Ottoman Turkish عبا (abâ) (Turkish aba), from Arabic عَبَاءَة (ʿabāʾa).

Noun

aba f (Cyrillic spelling аба)

  1. (regional) aba

Tagalog

Pronunciation

Adjective

aba

  1. poor

Interjection

aba!

  1. Wow!
    Aba! Bakit ngayon mo lang sinabi?
    Hey! How come you only said it now?
    Aba! Ikaw ang bahala.
    Well! Do as you please.
    Aba oo.
    But of course.

Verb

aba

  1. To mistreat.
    Huwag mo namang abain ang iyong hipag.
    Don't treat your sister-in-law badly.

Turkish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aba/

Etymology 1

From Proto-Turkic *apa (mother, elder sister, aunt).

Noun

aba (definite accusative abayı, plural abalar)

  1. (dialectal) elder sister
  2. (dialectal) mother

Etymology 2

Borrowing from Arabic عَبَاءَة (ʿabāʾa).

Noun

aba (definite accusative abayı, plural abalar)

  1. felt (a non-woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing woollen fibres)
Derived terms

Etymology 3

Borrowing from Arabic آباء (ʾābāʾ).

  • IPA(key): /ɑːbɑː/

Noun

aba

  1. (archaic) fathers
  2. (archaic) ancestors, forefathers
  3. (archaic) Christian monks
Declension

Etymology 4

Noun

aba

  1. dative singular of ab