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Etymology 1Edit

From various Indian languages (e.g. Hindi आया (āyā, dry nurse, nanny)), from Portuguese aia (nurse, governess), feminine of aio (tutor), possibly from Latin avia (grandmother).

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ayah (plural ayahs)

  1. A native female servant or maid, especially working for Europeans in South Asia.
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Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Arabic آيَة(ʾāya, sign, token).

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ayah (plural ayahs or ayat)

  1. A verse in the Quran.
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From Malay ayah (father), from Pali ayya (gentleman, honourable), from Sanskrit आर्य (ārya), from Proto-Indo-Aryan *áryas, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *áryas.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /a.jah/
  • Hyphenation: a‧yah

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ayah (plural ayah-ayah, first-person possessive ayahku, second-person possessive ayahmu, third-person possessive ayahnya)

  1. (formal) father (male parent)

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From Pali ayya (gentleman, honourable), from Sanskrit आर्य (ārya), from Proto-Indo-Aryan *áryas, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *áryas.

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ayah (Jawi spelling ايه‎, plural ayah-ayah, informal first-person possessive ayahku, informal second-person possessive ayahmu, third-person possessive ayahnya)

  1. (formal, polite) father (male parent)
    ayah angkatfoster father
    ayah tiristepfather
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Etymology 2Edit

 
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Borrowed from Hindi आया (āyā), from Portuguese aia.

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ayah (Jawi spelling ايه‎, plural ayah-ayah, informal first-person possessive ayahku, informal second-person possessive ayahmu, third-person possessive ayahnya)

  1. (dated) nursemaid, usually one of Indian ancestry
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