See also: Alfa

AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

NounEdit

alfa f (plural alfes)

  1. alpha (Greek letter)

CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alfa f (plural alfes)

  1. alpha (Greek letter)

Further readingEdit


CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

NounEdit

alfa n

  1. alpha

DutchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑl.faː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: al‧fa

NounEdit

alfa f (plural alfa's, diminutive alfaatje n)

  1. The letter alpha (first letter of the Greek alphabet).
  2. Historically used in educational contexts to denote a humanistic orientation.
    Antonym: bèta
  3. Someone who is educated in the humanities or otherwise prefers such subjects.
    Antonym: bèta
  4. (ethology) A dominant animal.

Derived termsEdit


FinnishEdit

Greek letter
Αα Previous: n/a
Next: beeta
 
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑlf(ː)ɑ/, [ˈɑlf(ː)ɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑlfɑ
  • Syllabification: al‧fa

NounEdit

alfa

  1. alpha; the Greek letter Α, α
  2. alpha (person, especially a male, who is dominant, successful and attractive)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of alfa (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative alfa alfat
genitive alfan alfojen
partitive alfaa alfoja
illative alfaan alfoihin
singular plural
nominative alfa alfat
accusative nom. alfa alfat
gen. alfan
genitive alfan alfojen
alfainrare
partitive alfaa alfoja
inessive alfassa alfoissa
elative alfasta alfoista
illative alfaan alfoihin
adessive alfalla alfoilla
ablative alfalta alfoilta
allative alfalle alfoille
essive alfana alfoina
translative alfaksi alfoiksi
instructive alfoin
abessive alfatta alfoitta
comitative alfoineen
Possessive forms of alfa (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person alfani alfamme
2nd person alfasi alfanne
3rd person alfansa

CompoundsEdit


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alfa m (plural alfas)

  1. esparto

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

NounEdit

alfa m (plural alfas)

  1. alpha (Greek letter)

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈɒlfɒ]
  • Hyphenation: al‧fa
  • Rhymes: -fɒ

NounEdit

alfa (plural alfák)

  1. alpha

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative alfa alfák
accusative alfát alfákat
dative alfának alfáknak
instrumental alfával alfákkal
causal-final alfáért alfákért
translative alfává alfákká
terminative alfáig alfákig
essive-formal alfaként alfákként
essive-modal
inessive alfában alfákban
superessive alfán alfákon
adessive alfánál alfáknál
illative alfába alfákba
sublative alfára alfákra
allative alfához alfákhoz
elative alfából alfákból
delative alfáról alfákról
ablative alfától alfáktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
alfáé alfáké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
alfáéi alfákéi
Possessive forms of alfa
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. alfám alfáim
2nd person sing. alfád alfáid
3rd person sing. alfája alfái
1st person plural alfánk alfáink
2nd person plural alfátok alfáitok
3rd person plural alfájuk alfáik

Derived termsEdit


IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

NounEdit

alfa n (genitive singular alfa, no plural)

  1. alpha (Greek letter)

DeclensionEdit


IrishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

NounEdit

alfa m (genitive singular alfa)

  1. alpha (Greek letter)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Arabic حَلْفَا(ḥalfā).

NounEdit

alfa m (genitive singular alfa)

  1. esparto, halfa

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
alfa n-alfa halfa t-alfa
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • "alfa" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “alfa” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “alfa” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈal.fa/
  • Rhymes: -alfa
  • Hyphenation: àl‧fa

Etymology 1Edit

 
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From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

NounEdit

alfa m or f (invariable)

  1. alpha, specifically:
    1. The name of the Greek-script letter Α/α
    2. The name of the Latin-script letter .; Latin alpha
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Arabic حَلْفَا(ḥalfā).

NounEdit

alfa f (plural alfe)

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  1. a grass, Stipa tenacissima; esparto, halfa

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AnagramsEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha) (sense 1), and Arabic حَلْفَا(ḥalfā) (sense 2)

NounEdit

alfa m (definite singular alfaen, indefinite plural alfaer, definite plural alfaene)

  1. alpha, first letter of the Greek alphabet.
  2. esparto grass, Stipa tenacissima

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha) (sense 1), and Arabic حَلْفَا(ḥalfā) (sense 2)

NounEdit

alfa m (definite singular alfaen, indefinite plural alfaer or alfaar, definite plural alfaene or alfaane)

  1. alpha, first letter of the Greek alphabet.
  2. esparto grass, Stipa tenacissima

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

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Old NorseEdit

NounEdit

alfa

  1. accusative/genitive plural of alfr

PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), from Phoenician 𐤀‎(ʾ‎ /ʾālep/).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alfa f

  1. alpha (Greek letter Α, α)

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • alfa in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • alfa in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin alpha, from Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin. Doublet of alef.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /ˈaw.fɐ/, [ˈaʊ̯.fɐ]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˈal.fɐ/, [ˈaɫ.fɐ]

NounEdit

alfa f (plural alfas)

  1. alpha (name of the Greek letter Α, α)
  2. (poetic) the beginning; the origin of something
    Synonyms: princípio, origem, começo
    Antonyms: ómega, ômega

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha)

NounEdit

alfa m (uncountable)

  1. alpha

DeclensionEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /âlfa/
  • Hyphenation: al‧fa

NounEdit

ȁlfa f (Cyrillic spelling а̏лфа)

  1. alpha; the Greek letter Α, α

DeclensionEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

alfa f (plural alfas)

  1. alpha; the Greek letter Α, α

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἄλφα (álpha), of Semitic origin.

NounEdit

alfa n

  1. alpha; the Greek letter Α, α

AnagramsEdit