See also: asia, asía, Ásia, Asía, Àsia, asĩa, and .asia

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The continent of Asia, by the standard definition delimited by the Urals.
 
The former Roman province of Asia
 
The UNSD divisions of Asia: Northern Asia (blue), Central Asia (purple), Western Asia (green), Southern Asia (red), Eastern Asia (yellow), Southeastern Asia (orange)

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From Middle English Asia, Asie, from Old French Asie and Latin Asia, from Ancient Greek Ᾰ̓σῐ́ᾱ (Asíā), from Mycenaean Greek 𐀀𐀯𐀹𐀊 (a-si-wi-ja /⁠aswijaː⁠/), in turn probably from Hittite 𒀸𒋗𒉿 (aš-šu-wa /⁠Aššuwa⁠/, northwest Anatolia) of uncertain origin. Potentially from an Aegean language family substrate or Akkadian. Possibly a doublet of Assuwa.

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Asia (countable and uncountable, plural Asias)

  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 mythology) 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 transferred from the place name, of modern usage.
    • 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. An ancient province of the Roman Empire, in modern western Turkey.

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Asia f

  1. Asia (a continent)

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From Latin Asia, from Ancient Greek Ἀσία (Asía). Compare Italian Asia and Spanish Asia.

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Asia f

  1. Asia (a continent)

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Asia f

  1. Asia (a continent)

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Borrowed from Latin Āsia.

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Asia n (proper noun, strong, genitive Asias or Asia)

  1. (historical) Asia (province of the Roman Empire, in the western part of modern-day Turkey, later called Phrygia in the Byzantine era)

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From Malay Asija, from Dutch Azië, ultimately from Latin Asia, from Ancient Greek Ᾰ̓σῐ́ᾱ (Asíā).

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Asia

  1. Asia (a continent)

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  • Asia” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia, Jakarta: Language Development and Fostering Agency — Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic Indonesia, 2016.
  • Morel, Casparus Johannus (1875), “Asia”, in Nieuw Laagmaleisch-Nederlandsch woordenbooekje: bevattende de meest in gebruik zijnde woorden en spraakwendingen, ten dienste van hen, die zich op de beoefening van het Laagmaleisch, en der Maleisch-sprekenden, die zich op het Nederlandsch willen toeleggen, H. M. van Dorp

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From Latin Ā̆sia, from Ancient Greek Ᾰ̓σῐ́ᾱ (Asíā).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈa.zja/
  • Rhymes: -azja
  • Hyphenation: À‧sia

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Asia f

  1. Asia (a continent)
    • 1348, Giovanni Villani, “Libro primo [First book]”, in Nuova Cronica [New Chronicle]‎[1], published 1991, III Come si dipartì il mondo in tre parti, e della prima detta Asia.:
      La prima e maggiore parte si chiamò Asia, la quale contiene quasi la metade e più di tutta la terra abitata
      The first and largest part [of the world] was named Asia, which comprises nearly more than a half of all inhabited land
  2. a female given name

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From Ancient Greek Ᾰ̓σῐ́ᾱ (Asíā).

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Ā̆sia f sg (genitive Ā̆siae); first declension

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

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First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Ā̆sia
Genitive Ā̆siae
Dative Ā̆siae
Accusative Ā̆siam
Ablative Ā̆siā
Vocative Ā̆sia

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  • Middle English: Asia, Asie (also via Old French)
  • Old French: Asie

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  • Asia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Asia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

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  1. Asia (a continent)

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  1. Asia (a continent)

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  1. Asia (a continent)

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Clipping of Joasia.

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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

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Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ἀσία (Asía).

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  1. Asia (a continent)

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Asia f

  1. Asia (a continent)

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  1. Asia (a continent)

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Asia

  1. Asia (a continent)

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