Definitions and meaning of ea
From Middle English ea, e, æ, from Old English ēa (“river”), from Proto-West Germanic *ahu (“waters, river”), from Proto-Germanic *ahwō (“waters, river”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂ (“water, flowing water”). Doublet of aqua.
- IPA(key): /ˈiː(ə)/
- Rhymes: -iː, -iːə
ea (plural eas)
- (dialectal) A river or watercourse.
- Alternative form of ea.
- “ea”, in OED Online , Oxford: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.
- -ae, -æ, A & E, A&E, AE, a**e, a.e., ae, æ
- bad, evil
- Ross, M. & Næss, Å. (2007) , “An Oceanic origin for Äiwoo, the language of the Reef Islands?”, in Oceanic Linguistics, volume 46, issue 2. Cited in: "Äiwoo" in Greenhill, S.J., Blust, R., & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271-283.
From Latin illa, feminine of ille. Compare Romanian ea.
ea f (plural eali)
- (third-person feminine singular pronoun, nominative form) she
- (long/stressed accusative form) her
- el/elu (masculine equivalent (third-person singular nominative))
- eali (feminine plural), elj (masculine or mixed plural)
- u (feminine singular accusative- short/unstressed form)
- (a) ljei (feminine singular genitive and feminine singular dative- long/stressed form)
- ãlj/ilj/lji (feminine singular dative- short/unstressed form)
- io/iou, mini (first-person singular)
- tu, tini (second-person singular)
- noi (first-person plural)
- voi (second-person plural)
- nãsh, elj (third-person (masculine or mixed) plural)
- genitive singular of iga
From Proto-Polynesian *eqa.
- sovereignty, rule
- air, breath, gas, vapor
- life, life force
- (intransitive) to rise, go up
- (intransitive) to smell
- “ea” in the Hawaiian Dictionary, Revised and Enlarged Edition, University of Hawaii Press, 1986
From Old Irish ed (“it”). Ultimately akin to English it, Latin id, etc.
- Only used with the copula, in constructions that do not reference any noun.
- 개 (gae), and other unitary bound nouns (권, 자루, 켤레, etc)
From English ea. (“whole piece”)
- symbol of 개 (gae, “item, piece, general counter for objects”).
- 총 10ea.
- 5ea 정도.
- ea: (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈe.a/
- ea: (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈe.a/, [ˈɛː.a]
- eā: (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈe.aː/
- eā: (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈe.a/, [ˈɛː.a]
- nominative feminine singular of is: "she", "it" (referring to feminine nouns), or demonstratively (as a demonstrative pronoun) "this", "that" (likewise referring to feminine nouns)
- nominative neuter plural of is: "they (things)"
- accusative neuter plural of is: "them (things)"
- ablative feminine singular of is
Declined from is. It stands as if for eā viā ("this/that way"). Compare eō.
- (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈe.aː/
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈe.a/, [ˈɛː.a]
eā (not comparable)
- that way
- on that side
- ea in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- ea in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- ea in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
- Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book, London: Macmillan and Co.
- Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)
- shy; ashamed
- Alternative form of æ
From Proto-West Germanic *ahu, from Proto-Germanic *ahwō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂ (“water”).
ēa f (nominative plural ēa or ēan)
- running water, stream
- Middle English: æ, e, ea, ee, eo
- English: ea, Eau, eau, yeo
- edēa (ed-)
- gārseċġ (“ocean”)
- mere (“lake”)
- sǣ (“sea”)
- strēam (“stream”)
From Latin illa, feminine of ille.
- IPA(key): /ja/
- Rhymes: -a
ea f (third-person singular, plural ele, masculine equivalent el)
- (nominative form) she
ea f (stressed accusative form of ea)
- (direct object, preceded by preposition, such as "pe", "cu", "la", or "pentru") her
- el (third-person masculine singular)
- ei (third-person masculine plural)
- ele (third-person feminine plural)
- (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) gea
- (Sursilvan) gie
- (Puter, Vallader) schi
- (Sutsilvan, Surmiran) yes (used to indicate agreement with a positive statement)
- (Rumantsch Grischun, Vallader) bain
- (Sursilvan) bein
- (Sutsilvan) bagn
- (Surmiran) gea bagn
- (Puter, Vallader) bainschi, hei, bainschi hei
- (Vallader) hai, bainschi hai
From Latin ēia.
- come on!, come now! (expressing encouragement)
- so, and so, now (expressing resolution, preceding a willful resolution)
- “ea” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.
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- (literary) ever, at any time
- “ea”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011
- (dialect) a river.
(source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)