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Definitions and meaning of aba

aba

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Arabic عَبَاءَة(ʿabāʾa). Compare abaya.

Alternative forms

  • abba

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /əˈbɑː/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /əˈbɑ/

Noun

aba (countable and uncountable, 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.]
    • 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.
  3. An outer garment made of the above, very simple in form, worn by the Arabs of the desert. The illustration shows such an aba, made of two breadths of stuff sewed together to make an oblong about four by nine feet.
Synonyms
  • abaya
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 (frankfish, freshwater rat-tail, African knifefish), found in swamps, lakes and rivers in Africa.
Translations

References

Further reading

  • Aba in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)
  • 1889 Century Dictionary, volume 1 page 3

Anagrams

  • AAB, BAA, baa

Akan

Pronunciation

  • Tone: LH

Noun

aba (plural aba)

  1. seed(s)
  2. fruit

Derived terms

  • wawa aba

References


Albanian

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [aˈba]

Noun

aba f (indefinite plural aba, definite singular abaja, definite plural abat)

  1. (old) thin felt (usually white or gray)

Arawak

Numeral

aba

  1. (Western Arawak) one.

Synonyms

  • ábą

Azerbaijani

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɑˈbɑ/
  • Hyphenation: a‧ba

Etymology 1

From Proto-Turkic *apa (father).

Noun

aba (definite accusative abanı, plural abalar)

  1. (Gadabay, Quba, Ordubad, Zangilan) father
    Synonym: ata

Etymology 2

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

Noun

aba (definite accusative abanı, plural abalar)

  1. (Jabrayil, Qakh, Shamkir, Tabriz) mother
    Synonym: ana
  2. (dialectal) elder sister
  3. (dialectal) elder sister-in-law
Declension

Etymology 3

Borrowed from Arabic عَبَاءَة(ʿabāʾa).

Noun

aba (definite accusative abanı, plural abalar)

  1. aba
Declension

References

  • Axundov A. A., Kazımov Q. Ş., Behbudov S. M., editors (2007), “aba I”, in Azərbaycan dilinin dialektoloji lüğəti [Dialectological Dictionary of the Azerbaijani Language] (in Azerbaijani), Baku: Şərq-Qərb, →ISBN, page 11a
  • Axundov A. A., Kazımov Q. Ş., Behbudov S. M., editors (2007), “aba II”, in Azərbaycan dilinin dialektoloji lüğəti [Dialectological Dictionary of the Azerbaijani Language] (in Azerbaijani), Baku: Şərq-Qərb, →ISBN, page 11a
  • Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*apa-”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill
  • Starostin, Sergei; Dybo, Anna; Mudrak, Oleg (2003), “*appa-”, in Etymological dictionary of the Altaic languages (Handbuch der Orientalistik; VIII.8), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill

Basque

Etymology

Created by Sabino Arana in the 19th century, from a misinterpretation of the kinship suffix -ba.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aba/, [a.β̞a]

Noun

aba anim

  1. father

Declension

Synonyms

  • aita

Chibcha

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aβa/

Noun

aba

  1. maize
  2. corncob
  3. maize crop

References

  • Gómez Aldana D. F., Análisis morfológico del Vocabulario 158 de la Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia. Grupo de Investigación Muysccubun. 2013.

Corsican

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈaba/

Noun

aba f (plural abe)

  1. Alternative form of apa

References

  • https://infcor.adecec.net/

Dení

Noun

aba f

  1. fish

References

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

Dupaningan Agta

Noun

aba

  1. taro

Ewe

Noun

aba

  1. mat
  2. bed

References


Galician

Etymology

Uncertain. Cognate with Portuguese aba, Spanish álabe, French aube, Romanian aripă.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈaβa̝/

Noun

aba f (plural abas)

  1. slope, hillside
    Synonyms: faldra,
  2. apron, smock; folds of a shirt or dress
    Synonym: faldra
  3. (anatomy) lap
    Synonym: colo
  4. brim of a hat
  5. rim

Derived terms

  • abada
  • abeaca
  • abeiro

References

  • “aba” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • “aba” in Dicionario da Real Academia Galega, Royal Galician Academy.
  • “aba” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • “aba” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

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

Alternative forms

  • abah

Etymology

From Malay aba, from Arabic أب‎, from Proto-Semitic *ʔabw-. Doublet of abbas, abi, and abu.

Noun

aba

  1. A human male who begets a child; father

Synonyms

  • (parent): see Thesaurus:ayah

Irish

Noun

aba

  1. Only used in ar aba

Noun

aba m sg

  1. genitive singular of ab

Mutation

Further reading

  • "aba" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “aba” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.

Jamamadí

Noun

aba

  1. (Banawá) fish

References

  • 2007. The UCLA Phonetics Lab Archive. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Department of Linguistics.

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

Latvian

Adverb

aba

  1. (archaic) just
  2. (archaic) just now

Synonyms

  • nupat
  • tikko
  • patlaban

Conjunction

aba

  1. (archaic) or

Synonyms

  • vai

Adjective

aba

  1. (archaic) both

Synonyms

  • abi

Noun

aba m (4th declension, irregular gender, dative singular)

  1. (Christianity, Judaism) Father; religious superior; in the Syriac, Coptic, and Ethiopic churches, a title given to the bishops, and by the bishops to the patriarch; a title given to Jewish scholars in the Talmudic period.

Declension

Synonyms

  • abba

Malagasy

Etymology

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aba, from Proto-Austronesian *aba.

Noun

aba

  1. (dialectal) father

Further reading

  • aba in Malagasy dictionaries at malagasyword.org

Malay

Pronunciation

  • (Johor-Selangor) IPA(key): /abə/
  • (Riau-Lingga) IPA(key): /aba/
  • Rhymes: -abə, -bə,

Etymology 1

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

Alternative forms

  • abah, bah

Noun

aba (Jawi spelling اب‎, plural aba-aba, informal 1st possessive abaku, impolite 2nd possessive abamu, 3rd possessive abanya)

  1. Alternative form of abah

Etymology 2

From Arabic أَب(ʾab).

Noun

aba (Jawi spelling اب‎, plural aba-aba, informal 1st possessive abaku, impolite 2nd possessive abamu, 3rd possessive abanya)

  1. father (male parent)

Etymology 3

Shortened form of haba.

Alternative forms

  • haba

Noun

aba (Jawi spelling اب‎, plural aba-aba, informal 1st possessive abaku, impolite 2nd possessive abamu, 3rd possessive abanya)

  1. Alternative form of haba

Mansaka

Etymology

Akin to Tagalog haba.

Adjective

aba

  1. long

Marshallese

Etymology

Borrowed from English harbor.

Pronunciation

  • (phonetic) IPA(key): [ɑbˠɑ]
  • (phonemic) IPA(key): /ɰæpˠæɰ/
  • Bender phonemes: {habah}

Noun

aba

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

Further reading

  • Marshallese–English Online Dictionary

Mezquital Otomi

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish haba (bean; bump, nodule; equine palatitis), from Latin faba (bean).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ǎβa/

Noun

ǎba

  1. equine palatitis

Synonyms

  • ndodi

References

  • Hernández Cruz, Luis; Victoria Torquemada, Moisés (2010) Diccionario del hñähñu (otomí) del Valle del Mezquital, estado de Hidalgo (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 45)‎[3] (in Spanish), second edition, Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 3

Middle Irish

Noun

aba

  1. genitive singular of ab

Mutation


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

  • LEMOS BARBOSA, A. Curso de Tupi antigo. Rio de Janeiro: Livraria São José, 1956.

Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin alapa (slap, smack).

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: a‧ba
  • Rhymes: -abɐ

Noun

aba f (plural abas)

  1. brim (of a hat)
  2. flap (hinged leaf of furniture)
  3. bank (of a river)
    Synonym: margem
  4. (computing) tab (navigational widget in a GUI)

Derived terms

  • abar
  • desabar

Further reading

  • “aba” in Dicionário Aberto based on Novo Diccionário da Língua Portuguesa de Cândido de Figueiredo, 1913

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /aˈba/
  • Rhymes: -a
  • Hyphenation: a‧ba

Etymology 1

Borrowed 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

  • pănură
  • țesătură

Etymology 2

Interjection

aba

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

Further reading

  • aba in DEX online - Dicționare ale limbii române (Dictionaries of the Romanian language)

Sardinian

Etymology 1

From Latin ava, feminine of avus.

Noun

aba f (plural abas)

  1. grandmother

Etymology 2

From Latin ala

Alternative forms

  • ala

Noun

aba f (plural abas)

  1. wing

Scottish Gaelic

Alternative forms

  • ab

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈapə/
  • Hyphenation: a‧ba

Noun

aba m (genitive singular aba, plural abachan)

  1. abbot

Declension

Derived terms

Related terms

  • abaid

Mutation

Further reading

  • Edward Dwelly (1911), “aba”, in Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan [The Illustrated Gaelic–English Dictionary], 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • Malcolm MacLennan (1925) A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language
  • Colin Mark (2003), “aba”, in The Gaelic-English dictionary, London: Routledge, →ISBN, page 5

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

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

Noun

aba f (Cyrillic spelling аба)

  1. (regional) aba

Further reading

  • “aba” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovak

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈaba]

Noun

aba f (genitive singular aby, declension pattern of žena)

  1. aba, abaya
    Synonym: abája

References

  • aba in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

Southern Ndebele

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *-gàba.

Verb

-aba

  1. to divide, to distribute

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


Spanish

Etymology

The Royal Spanish Academy proposes that it was introduced to Spanish from Arabic and notes some controversy over Moorish origin.

Interjection

¡aba!

  1. caution

Further reading

  • “aba” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

References


Sumerian

Romanization

aba

  1. Romanization of 𒀊 (aba)

Swazi

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *-gàba.

Verb

-ába

  1. (transitive) to share
  2. (transitive) to distribute

Inflection

This verb needs an inflection-table template.


Tagalog

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: a‧ba
  • IPA(key): /ʔaˈbaʔ/, [ʔɐˈbaʔ]

Adjective

abâ

  1. poor, indigent
    Synonyms: dukha, maralita, hirap, mahirap
  2. humble; ordinary
    Synonyms: karaniwan, pangkaraniwan
  3. oppressed, abused
    Synonyms: api, inapi, api-apihan
  4. unfortunate
    Synonym: kaawa-awa
  5. mean, despicable
    Synonym: hamak
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: a‧ba
  • IPA(key): /ʔaˈba/, [ʔɐˈba]

Interjection

abá

  1. an exclamation of surprise, wonder, or admiration; wow
    Synonym: naku

Etymology 3

From Spanish ave.

Interjection

abá

  1. hail!
Derived terms
  • Aba Ginoong Maria

Noun

abá

  1. act of greeting or calling the attention of someone
    Synonyms: bati, pagbati
  2. reminder or call of attention for someone about something
    Synonyms: banggit, ino, pagbanggit, pag-ino
Derived terms

Tatar

Noun

aba

  1. Latin spelling of аба (aba)

Ternate

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈa.ba]

Noun

aba

  1. father
    Synonym: baba

References

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

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

Borrowed 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
  • aba güreşi

Etymology 3

Borrowed 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

Further reading

  • aba in Turkish dictionaries at Türk Dil Kurumu

Venetian

Etymology

Compare Venetian àcua and Italian acqua.

Noun

aba f (plural abe)

  1. (Belluno, Informal) water

Related terms

  • (Belluno) àiva
  • (Belluno, Informal) buba

Weyewa

Noun

aba

  1. (Loli) fat
  2. (Loli) mouth

References

  • Lobu Ori, S,Pd, M.Pd (2010), “aba”, in Kamus Bahasa Lolina [Dictionary of the Loli Language] (in Indonesian), Waikabubak: Kepala Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata, Kabupaten Sumba Barat

Wutunhua

Etymology

From Mandarin 阿爸 (ābà).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [apa]

Noun

aba

  1. father
    Synonym: ha
    Coordinate terms: ana, ma

References

  • Erika Sandman (2016) A Grammar of Wutun[4], University of Helsinki (PhD), →ISBN

Xhosa

Etymology 1

From Proto-Bantu *-gàba.

Verb

-aba

  1. (transitive) to share
  2. (transitive) to distribute
Inflection

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Etymology 2

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [âːɓa]

Pronoun

âba

  1. these; class 2 proximal demonstrative.

Yoruba

Etymology 1

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /à.bá/

Noun

àbá

  1. idea, suggestion

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ā.bà/

Noun

abà

  1. barn, village
    Synonym: ahéré
    Synonym: abúlé

Etymology 3

à- (nominalizing prefix) +‎ ba (to brood, to incubate)


Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /à.bā/

Noun

àba

  1. incubation

Etymology 4

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ā.bá/

Noun

abá

  1. type of mat
    Synonym: ẹní

Etymology 5

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /à.bá/

Noun

àbá

  1. (Ekiti) father, a term of familiarity or respect for an older man or male relative.
    Synonym: bàbá
Derived terms

Zaghawa

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʔaba/

Noun

aba

  1. father
  2. paternal uncle (among the wegi clan); maternal uncle (sometimes)

Usage notes

  • Sense 2 refers to blood relations only
  • Most often used as a form of address, rather than a noun proper.

See also

  • kisir

References

  • Beria-English English-Beria Dictionary [provisional] ADESK, Iriba, Kobe Department, Chad

Zazaki

Noun

aba f

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

Zulu

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *-gàba.

Verb

-aba

  1. (transitive) to divide, to apportion, to distribute
  2. (transitive) to share

Inflection

Derived terms

  • -abela (applicative)
  • -abisa (causative)
  • -abisisa (intensive)
  • -abeka (neuter-passive)
  • -abiwa (passive)
  • -abana (reciprocal)
  • umabi
  • umabo

References

  • C. M. Doke; B. W. Vilakazi (1972), “aɓa”, in Zulu-English Dictionary, →ISBN: “aɓa (6.3)”

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a Syrian cloth of goat's or camel's hair; an outer garment made of it.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)