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ba

EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

Compare Old French baer (to open the mouth); French bayer

VerbEdit

ba (third-person singular simple present bas, present participle baing, simple past and past participle baed)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To kiss.

Etymology 2Edit

From Egyptian 𓅽𓏤 (bA).

NounEdit

ba (plural bas)

  1. In ancient Egyptian mythology, a being's soul or personality, represented as a bird-headed figure, which survives after death but must be sustained with offerings of food.
    • 1983, Norman Mailer, Ancient Evenings:
      But the Ba, I remembered, could be seen as the mistress of your heart and might or might not decide to speak to you, just as the heart cannot always forgive.

AnagramsEdit


BakungEdit

ba

NounEdit

ba

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)
  2. water (mineral water)

BorôroEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ba

  1. egg

CimbrianEdit

PronounEdit

ba

  1. (relative) that; which; who

AdverbEdit

ba

  1. (interrogative) where

ReferencesEdit

  • “ba” in Umberto Martello Martalar, Alfonso Bellotto, Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Setti Communi vicentini, 1st edition, 1974.

FantiEdit

VerbEdit

ba

  1. come

ReferencesEdit

  • Rose-Juliet Anyanwu, Fundamentals of Phonetics, Phonology and Tonology (2008)

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

ba

  1. Romanization of 𐌱𐌰

Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

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VerbEdit

ba

  1. give

SynonymsEdit


IrishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ba f

  1. plural form of
    Tá na ba sa mhá. ― The cows are in the field.

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish ba.

Alternative formsEdit

  • (affirmative): b' (used before a vowel sound except for the pronouns é, í, iad, ea)
  • (relative): ab (used before a vowel sound)

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

ba (triggers lenition)

  1. past and conditional affirmative of is
    Ba é Dónall an múinteoir. ― Dónall was the teacher.
    Ba mhaith liom cupán tae. ― I would like a cup of tea.
  2. past and conditional direct relative of is (used to introduce the comparative/superlative form of adjectives)
    fear ba shine ná m'athair ― a man (who was) older than my father
Related termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
ba bha mba
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ItalianEdit

InterjectionEdit

ba

  1. bah!
  2. oh well!

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

ba

  1. rōmaji reading of
  2. rōmaji reading of

KurdishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Iranian (compare Avestan vā́ta, vātō, Persian and Pashto باد (bâd)), from Proto-Indo-Iranian (compare Sanskrit वात (vā́ta)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wéh₁n̥ts (blowing), present participle of *h₂weh₁- (to blow).

NounEdit

ba m

  1. wind

LojbanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From balvi.

CmavoEdit

ba (selma'o PU)

  1. (subordinating conjunction) after
    ba lenu la jan. cliva kei la suzyn. klama le barja [1]
    After Zhang left, Susan came to the bar.
    la suzyn. klama ba lenu la jan. cliva kei le barja
    Susan came (after Zhang left) to the bar.
    la suzyn. klama le barja ba lenu la jan. cliva kei
    Susan came to the bar after Zhang left.
  2. (adverbial particle) future tense tag[2]

Usage notesEdit

  • The elidable terminator for a subordinate clause begun with "ba lenu" is kei.

AntonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lojban for Beginners, Chapter 6, §3
  2. ^ Lojban Reference Grammar, Chapter 2, §17

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

ba (Zhuyin ㄅㄚ˙)

  1. Pinyin reading of
  2. Pinyin reading of
  3. Pinyin reading of
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .
  5. Nonstandard spelling of .
  6. Nonstandard spelling of .
  7. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Old IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (2nd sg. pres. subj.): be

VerbEdit

ba

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of is
  2. second-person singular present subjunctive of is
  3. third-person singular present subjunctive of is
  4. second-person singular imperative of is
  5. third-person singular preterite and imperfect indicative of is
  6. third-person singular preterite and imperfect indicative relative of is

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese, from ("father")

NounEdit

ba

  1. father

Etymology 2Edit

Proto-Mon-Khmer *piʔ. Cognates include Khmer បី (bəi).

NumeralEdit

ba

  1. (cardinal) three
Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit


VolapükEdit

AdverbEdit

ba

  1. perhaps