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The continent of Asia, by the standard definition delimited by the Urals.
 
Asia (the Roman province)

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Ἀσῐ́ᾱ (Asíā), from Mycenaean Greek 𐀀𐀯𐀹𐀊 (a-si-wi-ja /aswijaː/), in turn probably from Hittite 𒀸𒋗𒉿 (Aššuwa, northwest Anatolia) of uncertain origin, but possibly from either:

  • Akkadian 𒀀𒋗 (to go out, to rise), a reference to the rising sun, hence “land of the sunrise.”
  • a proposed Aegean language family word "asis", meaning "muddy" or "silty", in reference to the silty eastern shores of the Aegean sea.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈeɪʒə/, /ˈeɪʃə/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʒə, -eɪʃə

Proper nounEdit

Asia

  1. A continent located east of Europe (typically delimited by the Urals), west of the Pacific Ocean, north of Oceania and south of the Arctic Ocean.
  2. (Greek God) A daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, the wife of the Titan, Iapetus, and mother of Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus and Menoetius.
  3. (astronomy) 67 Asia, a main belt asteroid.
  4. A female given name of modern usage, from the continent.
    • 1994 Blake Nelson, Girl: A Novel, Simon&Schuster, →ISBN, page 81
      And Scott Haskell started going out with this sophomore girl called Asia, who was this rich girl from Weston Heights.
  5. (historical) A province of the Roman Empire located in what is now western Turkey.

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AsturianEdit

 
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Asia f

  1. Asia (the continent of Asia)

CorsicanEdit

 
Corsican Wikipedia has an article on:
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Proper nounEdit

Asia

  1. Asia

GalicianEdit

 
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Asia f

  1. Asia

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IndonesianEdit

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Asia

  1. Asia

ItalianEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈazja/, [ˈaː.zi̯a]

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Asia f

  1. (continent) Asia
  2. A female given name

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Āsia f sg (genitive Āsiae); first declension

  1. Asia (continent)
  2. Asia (Roman province)

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun, with locative, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Āsia
Genitive Āsiae
Dative Āsiae
Accusative Āsiam
Ablative Āsiā
Vocative Āsia
Locative Āsiae

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  • English: Asia

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Asia

  1. Asia

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OccitanEdit

 
Occitan Wikipedia has an article on:
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Asia f

  1. Asia (a continent)

PolishEdit

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Asia f

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Joanna

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  • Asia in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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Asia f

  1. Obsolete spelling of Ásia

RomanianEdit

 
Romanian Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ἀσία (Asía).

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Asia f

  1. Asia (a continent)

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RomanschEdit

 
Romansch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Asia f

  1. Asia

SpanishEdit

 
Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Asia f

  1. Asia

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SwahiliEdit

 
Swahili Wikipedia has an article on:
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Asia

  1. Asia

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