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PrepositionEdit

aka

  1. Alternative letter-case form of AKA

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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse aka (to move, to drive), from Proto-Germanic *akaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eǵ-. Cognates include Latin agō (I drive), Ancient Greek ἄγω (ágō, to lead) and Sanskrit अजति (ajati, to drive, propel, cast).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

aka (third person singular past indicative ók, third person plural past indicative óku, supine ikið)

  1. to drive

ConjugationEdit


HawaiianEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

  1. appearing, bright

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse aka (to move, to drive), from Proto-Germanic *akaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eǵ-. Cognates include Latin agō (I drive), Ancient Greek ἄγω (ágō, to lead) and Sanskrit अजति (ajati, to drive, propel, cast).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

aka (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative ók, third-person plural past indicative óku, supine ekið)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, governs dative) to drive (a vehicle)
    Aki maður gegn rauðu ljósi má hann eiga von á sekt.
    If a man drives against (i.e. past) a red light, he may expect a fine.
    aka bifreið er harla ólíkt því að aka hestvagni.
    Driving a motorcar is very different from driving a horse-drawn carriage.
  2. to move slightly, to budge

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

aka

  1. Rōmaji transcription of あか
  2. Rōmaji transcription of アカ

KashubianEdit

NounEdit

aka

  1. hoe

KikuyuEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

aka (infinitive gwaka)

  1. to build
Derived termsEdit

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(Proverbs)

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

aka class 2

  1. plural of mũka

ReferencesEdit

  • Armstrong, Lilias E. (1940). The Phonetic and Tonal Structure of Kikuyu, p. 360. Rep. 1967. (Also in 2018 by Routledge).

LatvianEdit

 aka on Latvian Wikipedia
 
Aka

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Baltic *ak- (with an extra ), from Proto-Indo-European *okʷ-, from *h₃okʷ-, *h₃ekʷ- “eye”, whence also Latvian acs “eye”, (q.v.); in fact, aka is, historically speaking, a variant of acs. The semantic relation goes clearly via the similarity of a hole (from which one obtains water) to an eye. Initially probably used for “ice-hole” (like its Lithuanian cognate), and later “well.” Cognates (in addition to those listed under acs include Lithuanian akà, ãkas (ice-hole), Old Church Slavonic око (oko, eye) (gen. очесе (očese)), Russian poetic о́ко (óko), Bulgarian око́ (okó), Czech, Polish oko, Ancient Greek ὀπή (opḗ, hole, opening, cave; visiion).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [aka]
  • (file)

NounEdit

aka f (4th declension)

  1. well (a hole in the ground, from which water can be obtained)
    artēziskā akaartesian well
    drenāžas akadrain well
    akas ūdenswell water
    akas vindawell winch
    akas grodiwell curb
    rakt akuto dig a well
    iet uz aku pēc ūdensto go to a well for (= to get) water
    tumšs kā akāas dark as in a well (= very dark)
    Līču pagalmā ir... dziļa un stipriem grodiem izbūvēta akain the backyard of the Līcis (family)... there is a deep well, built with a strong curb

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “aka”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, →ISBN

LavukaleveEdit

ConjunctionEdit

aka

  1. then

LoteEdit

NounEdit

aka

  1. canoe

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MaoriEdit

MaquiritariEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PrepositionEdit

aka

  1. (Ye'kwana dialect) within, inside

ReferencesEdit

  • Cáceres, Natalia. Grammaire Fonctionelle-Typologique du Ye'kwana.

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *akaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eǵ-. Cognates include Latin agō (I drive), Ancient Greek ἄγω (ágō, to lead) and Sanskrit अजति (ajati, to drive, propel, cast).

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: ak‧a

VerbEdit

aka (singular past indicative ók, plural past indicative óku, past participle ekinn)

  1. To drive (e.g. a cart).

ConjugationEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • aka in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Old SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse aka (to move, to drive), from Proto-Germanic *akaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eǵ-. Cognates include Latin agō (I drive), Ancient Greek ἄγω (ágō, to lead) and Sanskrit अजति (ajati, to drive, propel, cast).

VerbEdit

aka

  1. to drive

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DescendantsEdit


QuechuaEdit

NounEdit

aka

  1. feces, excrement

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Rapa NuiEdit

Sranan TongoEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Dutch haak.

NounEdit

aka

  1. hook

Etymology 2Edit

From English hawk.

NounEdit

aka

  1. medium to large bird of prey; hawk, eagle, etc.

TonganEdit

Torres Strait CreoleEdit

NounEdit

aka

  1. grandmother

TsongaEdit

EtymologyEdit

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Cognate with Zulu -akha.

VerbEdit

-aka

  1. to build, to construct, to erect
  2. to inhabit
  3. to be ingrained

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TurkishEdit

NounEdit

aka

  1. dative singular of ak

UzbekEdit

Other scripts
Cyrillic ака
Roman aka
Perso-Arabic ‍‍

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Turkic *(i)āka

NounEdit

aka (plural akalar)

  1. brother

DeclensionEdit


WaujaEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

aka

  1. ow, ouch (expressing pain, esp. sharp pain, or pain at being struck)
    Aka! Tyenho hokota natu.
    Ouch! The knife cut me.
    Aka! Kaupai nutanaka!
    Ow! My back hurts!
    Aka! Ata onuka natu!
    Ouch! That branch hit me.
    Mainyataitsawi. Aka! Aka! Aka! umawi.
    They struck [him] repeatedly. Ow! Ow! Ow! [he] said.
  2. oh, oops (expressing startlement, embarrassment, surprise, or shock)
    Aka! Takata nuutsa.
    Oops! I dropped it. (lit., [it] simply fell from me.)
  3. oh, aah (expressing alarm, fright, shock or grief)
    Aka! Pityahoma! Talukene minya aitsu!
    Aah! Run fast, [or] they'll bite us!
    [Said when village dogs were chasing us.]
    Aka! Aminya!
    Oh! Don't [do that]! (Watch out!)

ReferencesEdit

  • E. Ireland field notes. Need to be checked by native speaker.

YemsaEdit

NounEdit

aka

  1. water
  2. river

ReferencesEdit

  • R. J. Hayward, Omotic Language Studies →ISBN, 2012), page 116
  • The Sound of Indo-european: Phonetics, Phonemics →ISBN, 2012), page 8: Omotic: (North) Yemsa aka id. (Appleyard 2006, 144)