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4 letters words from 'alfa'

ALFA 7 

3 letters words from 'alfa'

AAL 3ALA 3
ALF 6FAA 6

2 letters words from 'alfa'

AA 2AL 2
FA 5LA 2

All 4 letters words made out of alfa

alfa lafa afla fala lfaa flaa alaf laaf aalf aalf laaf alaf afal faal aafl aafl faal afal lfaa flaa lafa alfa fala afla

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word alfa. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in alfa.

Definitions and meaning of alfa

alfa

Asturian

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Noun

alfa f (plural alfes)

  1. alpha (Greek letter)

Catalan

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ˈal.fə/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈal.fa/

Noun

alfa f (plural alfes)

  1. alpha (Greek letter)

Further reading

  • “alfa” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Czech

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Noun

alfa n

  1. alpha

Dutch

Alternative forms

  • alpha (superseded)

Etymology

Ultimately from Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑl.faː/
  • Hyphenation: al‧fa

Noun

alfa f (plural alfa's, diminutive alfaatje n)

  1. The letter alpha (first letter of the Greek alphabet).
  2. Historically used in educational contexts to denote a humanistic orientation.
    Antonym: bèta
  3. Someone who is educated in the humanities or otherwise prefers such subjects.
    Antonym: bèta
  4. (ethology) A dominant animal.

Derived terms


Finnish

(index al)

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑlf(ː)ɑ/, [ˈɑlf(ː)ɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑlfɑ
  • Syllabification: al‧fa

Noun

alfa

  1. alpha; the Greek letter Α, α
  2. alpha (person, especially a male, who is dominant, successful and attractive)

Declension

Compounds

  • alfahiukkanen
  • alfanumeerinen
  • alfasäteily

French

Pronunciation

Noun

alfa m (plural alfas)

  1. esparto

Related terms

  • alfatier

Galician

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Noun

alfa m (plural alfas)

  1. alpha (Greek letter)

Hungarian

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɒlfɒ]
  • Hyphenation: al‧fa
  • Rhymes: -fɒ

Noun

alfa (plural alfák)

  1. alpha

Declension

Derived terms

  • alfa-sejt

Icelandic

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Noun

alfa n (genitive singular alfa, no plural)

  1. alpha (Greek letter)

Declension


Irish

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Noun

alfa m (genitive singular alfa)

  1. alpha (Greek letter)
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Arabic حَلْفَا(ḥalfā).

Noun

alfa m (genitive singular alfa)

  1. esparto, halfa

Declension

Mutation

Further reading

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

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈal.fa/
  • Hyphenation: àl‧fa

Etymology 1

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Noun

alfa m or f (invariable)

  1. alpha, specifically:
    1. The name of the Greek-script letter Α/α
    2. The name of the Latin-script letter .; Latin alpha
Related terms

Etymology 2

From Arabic حَلْفَا(ḥalfā).

Noun

alfa f (plural alfe)

Wikispecies it

  1. a grass, Stipa tenacissima; esparto, halfa

See also

  • sparto

Anagrams

  • fala

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha) (sense 1), and Arabic حَلْفَا(ḥalfā) (sense 2)

Noun

alfa m (definite singular alfaen, indefinite plural alfaer, definite plural alfaene)

  1. alpha, first letter of the Greek alphabet.
  2. esparto grass, Stipa tenacissima

Synonyms

  • (sense 2) alfagress

Derived terms

  • alfastråling

References

  • “alfa” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • “alfa_1” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
  • “alfa_2” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha) (sense 1), and Arabic حَلْفَا(ḥalfā) (sense 2)

Noun

alfa m (definite singular alfaen, indefinite plural alfaer or alfaar, definite plural alfaene or alfaane)

  1. alpha, first letter of the Greek alphabet.
  2. esparto grass, Stipa tenacissima

Synonyms

  • (sense 2) alfagras

Derived terms

  • alfastråling

References

  • “alfa” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Polish

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.lfa/

Noun

alfa f

  1. alpha; the Greek letter Α, α

Declension

Further reading

  • alfa in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin alpha, from Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin. Doublet of alef.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈaw.fɐ/
  • Rhymes: -awfa

Noun

alfa f (plural alfas)

  1. alpha (name of the Greek letter Α, α)
  2. (poetic) the beginning; the origin of something
    Synonyms: princípio, origem, começo
    Antonyms: ómega, ômega

Romanian

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha)

Noun

alfa m (uncountable)

  1. alpha

Declension


Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /âlfa/
  • Hyphenation: al‧fa

Noun

ȁlfa f (Cyrillic spelling а̏лфа)

  1. alpha; the Greek letter Α, α

Declension


Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈalfa/, [ˈal.fa]

Noun

alfa f (plural alfas)

  1. alpha; the Greek letter Α, α

Derived terms

Related terms

  • álef

Further reading

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

Swedish

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

Noun

alfa n

  1. alpha; the Greek letter Α, α

Anagrams

  • fala

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (Arabic) a North African esparto grass.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)