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Eastern MariEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Erzya ава (ava).

NounEdit

ава (ava)

  1. mother

ErzyaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Eastern Mari ава (ava).

NounEdit

ава (ava)

  1. woman
  2. mother
    авам
    avam
    my mother

MokshaEdit

EtymologyEdit

According to Feoktistov, from a Turkic language.[1] Veršinin considers suggestions of borrowing completely baseless, he is convinced that the term is of child language origin (its original meaning being "mother"), according to him, the following are of a similar origin: Eastern Mari ава (ava), Western Mari ӓвӓ (ävä), c.f., dialectal Eastern Mari аппа! (appa!, [an exclamation for a baby to smile]), Tundra Nenets [script needed] (āppa, mother [child language]). Parallel developments in unrelated languages: Selkup ама (mother), Basque ama (id.), Nivkh ымык (əmək, id.), Koryak [script needed] (-aw'-) in [script needed] (ŋaw'gyjnik, female [animal]).[2]

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /ɑvɑ/

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NounEdit

ава (ava)

  1. lady
    • V. I. Ščankina (2011) Russko-mokšansko-erzjanskij slovarʹ [Russian-Moksha-Erzya Dictionary], Saransk, ISBN 978-5-91940-080-6
      дама — ава
      dama — ava
      lady [in Russian] — lady
  2. (zoology) female
    • V. I. Ščankina (2011) Russko-mokšansko-erzjanskij slovarʹ [Russian-Moksha-Erzya Dictionary], Saransk, ISBN 978-5-91940-080-6
      самка — ава
      samka — ava
      female [in Russian] — female
  3. woman
    • V. I. Ščankina (2011) Russko-mokšansko-erzjanskij slovarʹ [Russian-Moksha-Erzya Dictionary], Saransk, ISBN 978-5-91940-080-6
      женщина — ава
      ženščina — ava
      woman [in Russian] — woman
  4. wife
    • Oahpa, University of Tromsø
      vaimo — ава
      vaimo — ava
      wife [in Finnish] — wife
  5. mom
    • V. I. Ščankina (2011) Russko-mokšansko-erzjanskij slovarʹ [Russian-Moksha-Erzya Dictionary], Saransk, ISBN 978-5-91940-080-6
      мама — ава/авай
      mama — ava/avaj
      mom [in Russian] — mom

DeclensionEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ A. P. Feoktistov (1993), Jazyki mira: Uralʹskije jazyki (MOKŠANSKIJ JaZYK) [Languages of the world: Uralic languages (Moksha language)], Moscow, pages 178—189
  2. ^ Veršinin, V. I. (2004) Etimologičeskij slovarʹ mordovskix (erzjanskovo i mokšanskovo) jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Mordvinic (Erzya and Moksha) languages] (in Russian), volume 1, Joškar Ola, page 5

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of авата́р (avatár, avatar).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

а́ва (ávaf inan (genitive а́вы, nominative plural а́вы, genitive plural ав)

  1. (slang) avatar

DeclensionEdit