ā U+0101, ā
LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH MACRON
Composition:a [U+0061] + ◌̄ [U+0304]
Ā
[U+0100]
Latin Extended-A Ă
[U+0102]

Translingual edit

Symbol edit

ā

  1. (phonetics) A common convention for a long vowel a
  2. (international standards) transliterates Indic (or equivalent)..

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English edit

Symbol edit

ā

  1. (lexicography) A dictionary transcription for the FACE vowel.

Hawaiian edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

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

Preposition edit

ā

  1. when, at the same time as
  2. until, to
  3. as far as

Conjunction edit

ā

  1. and
  2. so
  3. (rare) and then
  4. (rare) but

See also edit

  • paha as a conjunction

Etymology 2 edit

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

Noun edit

ā

  1. jaw, cheekbone
  2. a surgical instrument made of smooth bone traditionally used to perform procedures including lancing and abortion

Verb edit

ā

  1. to talk a lot, chatter, jabber, blabber
  2. to be talkative, noisy

Derived terms edit

Etymology 3 edit

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

Noun edit

ā

  1. a mold used in souring foods such as poi

References edit

  • Pukui, Mary Kawena; Elbert, Samuel H. (1957), “ā”, in English–Hawaiian Dictionary. In Nā Puke Wehewehe ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi[1], 2003.

Japanese edit

Romanization edit

ā

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ああ

Jersey Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

Letter edit

ā

  1. A letter of the Jersey Dutch alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Latvian edit

 
Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology edit

Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.

Pronunciation edit

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Letter edit

 
Ā

ā (lower case, upper case Ā)

  1. The second letter of the Latvian alphabet, called garais ā and written in the Latin script.

Usage notes edit

Despite being an independent letter with its own position in the Latvian alphabet, Ā/ā, like all long vowels with macrons, is treated as a simple A/a in alphabetized lists (e.g., in dictionaries).

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Livonian edit

Pronunciation edit

Letter edit

ā (upper case Ā)

  1. The second letter of the Livonian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Mandarin edit

Alternative forms edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (file)

Romanization edit

ā (a1, Zhuyin )

  1. Hanyu Pinyin reading of
  2. Hanyu Pinyin reading of
  3. Hanyu Pinyin reading of
  4. Hanyu Pinyin reading of
  5. Hanyu Pinyin reading of
  6. Hanyu Pinyin reading of
  7. Hanyu Pinyin reading of
  8. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 𠼞
  9. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 𥥩
  10. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 𨉚
  11. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 𫮄
  12. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 𮤴
  13. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 𮥀
  14. Hanyu Pinyin reading of 𰛄

Maori edit

Letter edit

ā (upper case Ā)

  1. The second letter of the Maori alphabet, written in the Latin script.

See also edit

Etymology 1 edit

Likely cognate with Hawaiian ā (jaw; cheekbone).

Noun edit

ā

  1. collarbone

Etymology 2 edit

Likely cognate with Hawaiian ʻā (to drive, to urge (such as cattle)).

Verb edit

ā (passive āia or āngia)

  1. to drive something, such as cattle or other livestock
  2. to urge or compel something to move

Etymology 3 edit

Alternative form of āe.

Interjection edit

ā

  1. yeah, yes

Ngam edit

Verb edit

ā

  1. (auxiliary) Used to express the future tense
    Lòtī tā̰á̰ m-ā m-āw
    Tomorrow, I will leave

References edit

Keegan, John (2014). The Eastern Sara Languages. Ceunca, Spain: Morkeg Books. p. 223.

Okinawan edit

Romanization edit

ā

  1. Rōmaji transcription of あー

Rarotongan edit

Rarotongan cardinal numbers
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : ā

Etymology edit

From Proto-Polynesian *fa, from Proto-Oceanic *pat, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *pat, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *pat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat. Cognate with Indonesian empat.

Numeral edit

ā

  1. four

Samoan edit

Pronoun edit

ā

  1. (interrogative) what
    ʻO le ā le mea lea?
    What is this thing?

Slovene edit

Etymology edit

Letter a with macron ◌̄ to signify presence of both pitches.

Pronunciation edit

Symbol edit

ā

  1. (tonal SNPT) Phonetic transcription of sound [] when it can bear either pitch.

Usage notes edit

Symbol is sometimes used as a letter to denote pitch in a word, but that is mostly limited to foreign or specialized dictionaries.

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Swedish edit

Etymology edit

From the perceived ease and speed of writing a macron (¯) compared to an umlaut (¨).

Pronunciation edit

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /ɛː/, /ɛ/

Letter edit

ā (lower case, upper case Ā)

  1. (in handwriting) Alternative form of ä

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