ава

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Eastern MariEdit

NounEdit

ава ‎(ava)

  1. mother

ErzyaEdit

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 ‎(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

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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. ^ V. I. Veršinin (2004) Etimologičeskij slovarʹ mordovskix (erzjanskovo i mokšanskovo) jazykov [Etymological dictionary of Mordvinic (Erzya and Moksha) languages], Joškar Ola, volume 1, page 5

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Clipping of авата́р ‎(avatár, avatar).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. (slang) avatar

DeclensionEdit

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