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

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 Asia on Wikipedia
 Asia (mythology) on Wikipedia
 67 Asia on Wikipedia
 
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)

EtymologyEdit

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 a Aegean language family substrate or Akkadian. Possibly a doublet of Assuwa.

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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 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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AsturianEdit

 
Asturian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ast

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Asia f

  1. Asia (a continent)

CorsicanEdit

 
Corsican Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia co

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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)

GalicianEdit

 
Galician Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia gl

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Asia f

  1. Asia (a continent)

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GermanEdit

 
German Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia de

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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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ItalianEdit

 
Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

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

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Asia f

  1. Asia (a continent)
  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.

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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Asia

  1. Asia (a continent)

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OccitanEdit

 
Occitan Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia oc

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Asia f

  1. Asia (a continent)

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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:
Wikipedia ro

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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:
Wikipedia rm

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Asia f

  1. Asia (a continent)

SpanishEdit

 
Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia es

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Asia f

  1. Asia (a continent)

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SwahiliEdit

 
Swahili Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sw

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Asia

  1. Asia (a continent)

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