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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, /aswiyā/), adjective potentially from Hittite 𒀸𒋗𒉿 (Aššuwa, northwest Anatolia) or Akkadian 𒀀𒋗 (to go out, to rise), a reference to the rising sun, hence “land of the sunrise.”

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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) Short for 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 0671897071, 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

 
Asturian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Asia f

  1. Asia (the continent of Asia)

CorsicanEdit

 
Corsican Wikipedia has an article on:
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Asia

  1. Asia

GalicianEdit

 
Galician Wikipedia has an article on:
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Asia f

  1. Asia

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Asia

  1. Asia

ItalianEdit

 
Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
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  • 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 (genitive Āsiae); first declension

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

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First declension, with locative.

Case Singular
nominative Āsia
genitive Āsiae
dative Āsiae
accusative Āsiam
ablative Āsiā
vocative Āsia
locative Āsiae

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Asia

  1. Asia

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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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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