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EnglishEdit

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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hawaiian ʻaʻā.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

aa (uncountable)

  1. (volcanology) A form of lava flow associated with Hawaiian-type volcanoes, consisting of basaltic rock, usually dark-colored with a jagged and loose, clinkery surface. Compare pahoehoe. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
    • 1859, R. C. Haskell, American journal of science and arts, series XXVIII
      We...saw ‘pahoihoi’ or solid lava forming, and also ‘aa’ or clinkers.
    • 1883, Clarence E. Dutton, Fourth Annual report of the United States Geological Survey:
      The second form of the lavas is called by the natives a-a, and its contrast with pahoehoe is about the greatest imaginable. It consists mainly of clinkers sometimes detached, sometimes partially agglutinated together with a bristling array of sharp, jagged, angular fragments.
    • 1944, Charles A. Cotton, Volcanoes as landscape forms:
      Cooling and solidification frequently takes a different course [...] in lava flows, producing the clinker-like ‘aa’ lava.
    • 1999, A. Ganeri: Violent Volcanoes:
      A'a is thick, sticky lava which forms jagged, chunky rock when it cools.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 44:
      I overheard a geologist say that a good pair of boots can be rasped to bits on a‘a in a couple of months.
  2. Initialism of acetic acid.
  3. Initialism of acting age.
  4. Abbreviation of adjectives.
  5. (medicine) Initialism of alveolar-arterial.
  6. Initialism of aminoacetone.
  7. Initialism of approximate absolute.
  8. Initialism of arachidonic acid.
  9. Initialism of armature accelerator.
  10. Abbreviation of arteries.
  11. Initialism of ascending aorta.
  12. Initialism of atomic absorption.
  13. Initialism of author's alteration.
  14. Initialism of average audience.

AdjectiveEdit

aa (comparative more aa, superlative most aa)

  1. Initialism of arctic-alpine.

TranslationsEdit

InitialismEdit

aa

  1. Always afloat
  2. Ana

AbbreviationEdit

aa

  1. Equal parts

AcholiEdit

VerbEdit

aa

  1. come

AfrikaansEdit

NounEdit

aa (??? please provide the plural!)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter A/a.

DutchEdit

NounEdit

aa f (plural aa's, diminutive aatje n)

  1. (especially in names) Alternative spelling of a

EstonianEdit

InterjectionEdit

aa

  1. An interjection expressing recognition -
    Aa, see oled sina.
    Oh, it's you.
  2. An interjection expressing understanding -
    Aa, saan aru.
    Ah, I understand.

NounEdit

aa (??? please provide the genitive and partitive!)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter A/a.

FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

aa

  1. a (The name of the Latin-script letter A/a.)

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • Speakers often use the corresponding forms of a-kirjain ("letter A, letter a") instead of inflecting this word, especially in plural.

SynonymsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hawaiian ʻaʻā.

NounEdit

aa m (plural aas)

  1. (geology, often attributive) The surface of an aa lava flow.

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

aa

  1. rōmaji reading of ああ

LadinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ārea. Compare Italian aia.

NounEdit

aa f (please provide plural)

  1. farmyard
  2. threshing floor

LithuanianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Compare Russian ага (aga), and English uh-huh.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

aà, aã

  1. yeah, uh-huh (expression of agreement)
    • - Ar̃ nóri válgyti? – .
      - Do you want to eat? - Yeah.

SynonymsEdit


Lun BawangEdit

DeterminerEdit

aa

  1. no, not, without

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /ˈɔː/

SynonymsEdit

Middle WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

aa

  1. Alternative form of a (third-person singular present indicative of mynet).

NorwegianEdit

LetterEdit

aa

  1. obsolete spelling of å

Old PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

ContractionEdit

aa

  1. Contraction of a a (to/at the).
    • 13th century, attributed to Alfonso X of Castile, Cantigas de Santa Maria, E codex, cantiga 294 (facsimile):
      Como hũa moller q̇ iogaua os dados en pulla lançou hũa pedra aa omagen de ſ[ant]a mari[a] por q̇ perdera ⁊ parou un angeo de pedra que y eſtava a mão ⁊ reçibiu o colpe.
      How a woman who was playing dice in Apulia threw a stone at the statue of Holy Mary because she had lost, and an angel of stone which was there reached out its hand and received the blow.
DescendantsEdit
  • Galician: á
  • Portuguese: à

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin ala (wing).

NounEdit

aa f

  1. wing
DescendantsEdit
  • Galician: á
  • Portuguese: á

Pennsylvania GermanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *auk, like German auch.

Alternative formsEdit

AdverbEdit

aa

  1. also
    • 1908, Astor C. Wuchter, “Die Mudderschprooch”, in Earl C. Haag editor, A Pennsylvania German Anthology, page 56:
      [] Datt sin aa Mensche, graad wie do []
      There are people there too, just like here

Etymology 2Edit

PrepositionEdit

aa

  1. on

ScotsEdit

Alternative formsEdit

DeterminerEdit

aa

  1. all

NounEdit

aa (uncountable)

  1. all

SundaneseEdit

NounEdit

aa

  1. older brother

TagalogEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

  1. dirt, filth, feces or any dirty thing

Usage notesEdit

  • This word is used when speaking to small children about anything dirty and also used by the children themselves.

VõroEdit

NounEdit

aa

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter A/a.