See also: áfa, afã, and 'afa

AfarEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Probably related to áf (mouth). Cognates include Somali afáaf and Saho afá.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʌˈfʌ/
  • Hyphenation: a‧fa

AdverbEdit

afá

  1. outside

NounEdit

afá f (plural afoofí f or afoofá f)

  1. doorway
  2. opening
  3. forefront
DeclensionEdit
Usage notesEdit
  • The plural afoofí is used in the southern dialects, whereas afoofá is used in the northern dialects.

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʌfʌ/
  • Hyphenation: a‧fa

NounEdit

áfa

  1. predicative of áf

ReferencesEdit

  • E. M. Parker; R. J. Hayward (1985) An Afar-English-French dictionary (with Grammatical Notes in English), University of London, →ISBN, page 33
  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2004) Parlons Afar: Langue et Culture, L'Hammartan, →ISBN, page 37

EweEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

afa

  1. divination (clarification of this definition is needed)

IcelandicEdit

NounEdit

afa

  1. indefinite accusative singular of afi
  2. indefinite dative singular of afi
  3. indefinite genitive singular of afi
  4. indefinite accusative plural of afi
  5. indefinite genitive plural of afi

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.fa/
  • Rhymes: -afa
  • Hyphenation: à‧fa

NounEdit

afa f (plural afe)

  1. sultriness, sultry weather, muggy weather

Derived termsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the uncommon Ancient Greek term ἁφή (haphḗ, fine dust sprinkled on the body during athletic contests).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

afa f (genitive afae); first declension

  1. dust
    • (Can we date this quote?), Passio sanctarum perpetuae et felicitatis, book ten, quoted in Thomas J. Heffernan's The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity:
      Et expoliata sum, et facta sum masculus, et coeperunt me favisores mei oleo defricare, quomodo solent in agone; et illum contra Egyptium video in afa voluntantem.

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative afa afae
Genitive afae afārum
Dative afae afīs
Accusative afam afās
Ablative afā afīs
Vocative afa afae

ReferencesEdit


Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: āf‧a

NounEdit

afa f

  1. hatred
  2. enmity; the state of being enemies with another person

SynonymsEdit


SilesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Affe, from Middle High German affe, from Old High German affo, from Proto-Germanic *apô.

NounEdit

afa f

  1. ape, monkey
  2. (colloquial) silly face
  3. (vulgar) cunt, pussy, snatch (female genitalia)

SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

Presumably from Arabic آفَة(ʾāfa, lesion).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

afa (ma class, plural maafa)

  1. injury, damage
  2. misfortune, calamity

ReferencesEdit