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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowing from Old French baer (to open the mouth); compare French bayer.

VerbEdit

ba (third-person singular simple present bas, present participle baing, simple past and past participle baed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To kiss.
    • Geoffrey Chaucer, The Tale of the Wyf of Bathe
      Com neer, my spouse, lat me ba thy cheke!

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowing from Egyptian 𓅽𓏤 (bA).

NounEdit

ba (plural bas)

  1. In ancient Egyptian mythology, a being's soul or personality, represented as a bird-headed figure, which survives after death but must be sustained with offerings of food.
    • 1983, Norman Mailer, Ancient Evenings:
      But the Ba, I remembered, could be seen as the mistress of your heart and might or might not decide to speak to you, just as the heart cannot always forgive.

Etymology 3Edit

The sound is very commonly made by infants, and is interpreted by parents as a reference to themselves.

NounEdit

ba (plural bas) (not generally used in the plural)

  1. (colloquial, and in direct address) father, baba

AnagramsEdit


AkanEdit

VerbEdit

ba

  1. (Fante) come

ReferencesEdit

  • Rose-Juliet Anyanwu, Fundamentals of Phonetics, Phonology and Tonology (2008)

BakungEdit

 
ba

NounEdit

ba

  1. water (clear liquid H₂O)
  2. water (mineral water)

BorôroEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ba

  1. egg

CebuanoEdit

Pronunciation 1Edit

  • (General Cebuano) IPA(key): /ˈbaʔ/
  • Rhymes: -aʔ

ParticleEdit

ba

  1. final interrogative particle

Pronunciation 2Edit

  • (General Cebuano) IPA(key): /ˈba/
  • Rhymes: -a

EtymologyEdit

Short for baba.

VerbEdit

ba

  1. to piggyback, to carry someone on the back

CimbrianEdit

PronounEdit

ba

  1. (relative) that; which; who

AdverbEdit

ba

  1. (interrogative) where

ReferencesEdit

  • “ba” in Umberto Martello Martalar, Alfonso Bellotto, Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Setti Communi vicentini, 1st edition, 1974.

Eastern PenanEdit

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

ba

  1. Romanization of 𐌱𐌰

Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

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VerbEdit

ba

  1. give

SynonymsEdit


IrishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ba f

  1. plural of
    Tá na ba sa mhá.The cows are in the field.

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish ba.

Alternative formsEdit

  • (affirmative): b’ (used before a vowel sound except for the pronouns é, í, iad, ea)
  • (relative): ab (used before a vowel sound)

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

ba (triggers lenition)

  1. past and conditional affirmative of is
    Ba é Dónall an múinteoir.Dónall was the teacher.
    Ba mhaith liom cupán tae.I would like a cup of tea.
  2. past and conditional direct relative of is (used to introduce the comparative/superlative form of adjectives)
    fear ba shine ná m'athaira man (who was) older than my father
Related termsEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
ba bha mba
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ItalianEdit

InterjectionEdit

ba

  1. bah!
  2. oh well!

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

ba

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

KriolEdit

PrepositionEdit

ba

  1. Alternative form of blanga

KurdishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Iranian [Term?] (compare Avestan 𐬬𐬁𐬙𐬋 (vātō), Pashto and Persian باد (bâd)), from Proto-Indo-Iranian [Term?] (compare Sanskrit वात (vā́ta)), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wéh₁n̥ts (blowing), present participle of *h₂weh₁- (to blow).

NounEdit

ba m

  1. wind

LojbanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From balvi.

CmavoEdit

ba (selma'o PU )

  1. (subordinating conjunction) after
    ba lenu la jan. cliva kei la suzyn. klama le barja [1]
    After Zhang left, Susan came to the bar.
    la suzyn. klama ba lenu la jan. cliva kei le barja
    Susan came (after Zhang left) to the bar.
    la suzyn. klama le barja ba lenu la jan. cliva kei
    Susan came to the bar after Zhang left.
  2. (adverbial particle) future tense tag[2]

Usage notesEdit

  • The elidable terminator for a subordinate clause begun with "ba lenu" is kei.

AntonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

ba (Zhuyin ㄅㄚ˙)

  1. Pinyin transcription of
  2. Pinyin transcription of ,
  3. Pinyin transcription of 𣬶
  4. Pinyin transcription of 𣬷

ba

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

ba

  1. simple past of be

Old IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (2nd sg. pres. subj.): be

VerbEdit

ba

  1. inflection of is:
    1. first-person and second-person and third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative
    3. third-person singular preterite and imperfect indicative nonrelative and relative

TagalogEdit

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

ba

  1. marks a sentence as interrogative

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“father”; SV: bả)

NounEdit

ba (, )

  1. (chiefly Southern Vietnam) father
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Vietnamese cardinal numbers
 <  2 3 4  > 
    Cardinal : ba

From Proto-Vietic *paː, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *paː. Cognates include Khmer បី (bəi).

NumeralEdit

ba (, 𠀧)

  1. (cardinal) three

AdjectiveEdit

ba (, 𠀧)

  1. (Southern Vietnam, ordinal, of a sibling) secondborn
    anh/chị basecond eldest brother/sister
    bác basecond eldest brother/sister of one's parent
    chú basecondborn younger brother of one's father
Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


VolapükEdit

AdverbEdit

ba

  1. perhaps

YapeseEdit

VerbEdit

ba

  1. (auxiliary) to be (doing something); forms the present tense

ZuluEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni *-ba, from Proto-Bantu *-báa.

VerbEdit

-ba

  1. to be
  2. to become

InflectionEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

ReferencesEdit