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EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Egyptian bꜣ,

  

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 2Edit

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

Etymology 3Edit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

ba (uncountable)

  1. (historical) A medieval football game played in parts of Scotland around Christmas and New Year.
    • 2011, Alistair Moffat, The Borders
      The townsmen played ba often and clearly knew what they were doing.

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

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

ChichewaEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

-ba (infinitive kuba)

  1. steal

Derived termsEdit


CimbrianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German , from Old High German wār, hwār, from Proto-Germanic *hwar (where). Cognate with German wo, Dutch waar, English where, Icelandic hvar.

PronounEdit

ba (Sette Comuni)

  1. (Sette Comuni, relative) that; which; who
    dar faff ba de pridighetthe priest who preaches

AdverbEdit

ba (dative bànnont)

  1. (Sette Comuni, interrogative) where
    Ba pisto gabéest in gantzen tag?
    Where have you been all day?

AdjectiveEdit

ba (not comparable)

  1. (Sette Comuni, attributive only) how (modifier used to express suprise, delight, etc.)
    Ba khalt!How cold!

ReferencesEdit

  • “ba” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

DuunEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic?

NounEdit

ba

  1. goat

Further readingEdit


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 pl

  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)
  • badh (archaic)
  • budh (superseded)
  • dob, dob' (dialectal equivalent of b’)

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

ba (triggers lenition)

  1. past/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/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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ó Searcaigh, Séamus (1925), Foghraidheacht Ghaedhilge an Tuaiscirt, Belfast: Brún agus Ó Nualláin [Browne and Nolan], § 2.

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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. weather
  2. wind

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.

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English *bān.

VerbEdit

  1. Imperative form of of *bān (to kiss)
    • Geoffrey Chaucer, The Tale of the Wyf of Bathe
      Com neer, my spouse, lat me ba thy cheke!

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/second/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative
    3. third-person singular preterite/imperfect indicative nonrelative/relative

PhuthiEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

-ba

  1. to be
  2. to become

InflectionEdit

This entry needs an inflection-table template.


SwaziEdit

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.


SwedishEdit

AdverbEdit

ba (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) Apocopic form of bara, corresponds to ”was (just) like” or ”just”.
    Ja ba: ”Vafan är det!” o han ba: ”Ingen aning!”.
    I was (just) like: ”Wtf is that!” and he was (just) like ”No idea!”.
    Asså allt ba spåra' direkt.
    Y'know everything just went crazy the second it started.

TagalogEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ba₅. Cognate with Cebuano ba and Malagasy va.

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

ba

  1. marks a sentence as interrogative
    Mayroon ka bang pera?
    Do you have money?

Etymology 2Edit

From aba.

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

ba

  1. used in expressing surprise or disgust


TirurayEdit

NounEdit

ba

  1. (anatomy) mouth

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 *piʔ; cognate with Muong pa, Khmer បី (bəy), Halang pe, Pacoh pe, Mon ပိ (pi).

NumeralEdit

ba (, 𠀧)

  1. three

AdjectiveEdit

ba (, 𠀧)

  1. (Southern Vietnam, 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

DeterminerEdit

ba

  1. (colloquial) some, an indefinite quantity greater than one
    Ba cái đó chả đáng quan tâm.
    There's no need to be concerned about those.

VolapükEdit

AdverbEdit

ba

  1. perhaps

XhosaEdit

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.


YapeseEdit

VerbEdit

ba

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

Zoogocho ZapotecEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Cognate with Yatzachi Zapotec ba.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ba

  1. hot weather (clarification of this definition is needed)

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Cognate with Isthmus Zapotec baꞌ, Yatzachi Zapotec ba.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ba

  1. grave, tomb

Etymology 3Edit

Cognate with Yatzachi Zapotec ba-.

AdverbEdit

ba

  1. already

ReferencesEdit

  • Long C., Rebecca; Cruz M., Sofronio (2000) Diccionario zapoteco de San Bartolomé Zoogocho, Oaxaca (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 38)‎[1] (in Spanish), second electronic edition, Coyoacán, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 3

ZouEdit

ZuluEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

-ba

  1. to be
  2. to become

InflectionEdit

Tone L
Infinitive ukuba
Positive Negative
Infinitive ukuba ukungabi
Imperative
Simple + object concord
Singular yiba -be
Plural yibani -beni
Present
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngiyaba, ngiba engibayo, engiba ngiba angibi engingabi ngingabi
2nd singular uyaba, uba obayo, oba uba awubi ongabi ungabi
1st plural siyaba, siba esibayo, esiba siba asibi esingabi singabi
2nd plural niyaba, niba enibayo, eniba niba anibi eningabi ningabi
Class 1 uyaba, uba obayo, oba eba akabi ongabi engabi
Class 2 bayaba, baba ababayo, ababa beba ababi abangabi bengabi
Class 3 uyaba, uba obayo, oba uba awubi ongabi ungabi
Class 4 iyaba, iba ebayo, eba iba ayibi engabi ingabi
Class 5 liyaba, liba elibayo, eliba liba alibi elingabi lingabi
Class 6 ayaba, aba abayo, aba eba awabi angabi engabi
Class 7 siyaba, siba esibayo, esiba siba asibi esingabi singabi
Class 8 ziyaba, ziba ezibayo, eziba ziba azibi ezingabi zingabi
Class 9 iyaba, iba ebayo, eba iba ayibi engabi ingabi
Class 10 ziyaba, ziba ezibayo, eziba ziba azibi ezingabi zingabi
Class 11 luyaba, luba olubayo, oluba luba alubi olungabi lungabi
Class 14 buyaba, buba obubayo, obuba buba abubi obungabi bungabi
Class 15 kuyaba, kuba okubayo, okuba kuba akubi okungabi kungabi
Class 17 kuyaba, kuba okubayo, okuba kuba akubi okungabi kungabi
Recent past
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngibile, ngibē engibile, engibē ngibile, ngibē angibanga engingabanga ngingabanga
2nd singular ubile, ubē obile, obē ubile, ubē awubanga ongabanga ungabanga
1st plural sibile, sibē esibile, esibē sibile, sibē asibanga esingabanga singabanga
2nd plural nibile, nibē enibile, enibē nibile, nibē anibanga eningabanga ningabanga
Class 1 ubile, ubē obile, obē ebile, ebē akabanga ongabanga engabanga
Class 2 babile, babē ababile, ababē bebile, bebē ababanga abangabanga bengabanga
Class 3 ubile, ubē obile, obē ubile, ubē awubanga ongabanga ungabanga
Class 4 ibile, ibē ebile, ebē ibile, ibē ayibanga engabanga ingabanga
Class 5 libile, libē elibile, elibē libile, libē alibanga elingabanga lingabanga
Class 6 abile, abē abile, abē ebile, ebē awabanga angabanga engabanga
Class 7 sibile, sibē esibile, esibē sibile, sibē asibanga esingabanga singabanga
Class 8 zibile, zibē ezibile, ezibē zibile, zibē azibanga ezingabanga zingabanga
Class 9 ibile, ibē ebile, ebē ibile, ibē ayibanga engabanga ingabanga
Class 10 zibile, zibē ezibile, ezibē zibile, zibē azibanga ezingabanga zingabanga
Class 11 lubile, lubē olubile, olubē lubile, lubē alubanga olungabanga lungabanga
Class 14 bubile, bubē obubile, obubē bubile, bubē abubanga obungabanga bungabanga
Class 15 kubile, kubē okubile, okubē kubile, kubē akubanga okungabanga kungabanga
Class 17 kubile, kubē okubile, okubē kubile, kubē akubanga okungabanga kungabanga
Remote past
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngāba engāba ngāba angibanga engingabanga ngingabanga
2nd singular wāba owāba wāba awubanga ongabanga ungabanga
1st plural sāba esāba sāba asibanga esingabanga singabanga
2nd plural nāba enāba nāba anibanga eningabanga ningabanga
Class 1 wāba owāba āba akabanga ongabanga engabanga
Class 2 bāba abāba bāba ababanga abangabanga bengabanga
Class 3 wāba owāba wāba awubanga ongabanga ungabanga
Class 4 yāba eyāba yāba ayibanga engabanga ingabanga
Class 5 lāba elāba lāba alibanga elingabanga lingabanga
Class 6 āba āba āba awabanga angabanga engabanga
Class 7 sāba esāba sāba asibanga esingabanga singabanga
Class 8 zāba ezāba zāba azibanga ezingabanga zingabanga
Class 9 yāba eyāba yāba ayibanga engabanga ingabanga
Class 10 zāba ezāba zāba azibanga ezingabanga zingabanga
Class 11 lwāba olwāba lwāba alubanga olungabanga lungabanga
Class 14 bāba obāba bāba abubanga obungabanga bungabanga
Class 15 kwāba okwāba kwāba akubanga okungabanga kungabanga
Class 17 kwāba okwāba kwāba akubanga okungabanga kungabanga
Potential
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngingaba ngingaba ngingebe ngingebe
2nd singular ungaba ungaba ungebe ungebe
1st plural singaba singaba singebe singebe
2nd plural ningaba ningaba ningebe ningebe
Class 1 angaba engaba angebe engebe
Class 2 bangaba bengaba bangebe bengebe
Class 3 ungaba ungaba ungebe ungebe
Class 4 ingaba ingaba ingebe ingebe
Class 5 lingaba lingaba lingebe lingebe
Class 6 angaba engaba angebe engebe
Class 7 singaba singaba singebe singebe
Class 8 zingaba zingaba zingebe zingebe
Class 9 ingaba ingaba ingebe ingebe
Class 10 zingaba zingaba zingebe zingebe
Class 11 lungaba lungaba lungebe lungebe
Class 14 bungaba bungaba bungebe bungebe
Class 15 kungaba kungaba kungebe kungebe
Class 17 kungaba kungaba kungebe kungebe
Immediate future
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngizokuba engizokuba ngizokuba angizukuba engingezukuba ngingezukuba
2nd singular uzokuba ozokuba uzokuba awuzukuba ongezukuba ungezukuba
1st plural sizokuba esizokuba sizokuba asizukuba esingezukuba singezukuba
2nd plural nizokuba enizokuba nizokuba anizukuba eningezukuba ningezukuba
Class 1 uzokuba ozokuba ezokuba akazukuba ongezukuba engezukuba
Class 2 bazokuba abazokuba bezokuba abazukuba abangezukuba bengezukuba
Class 3 uzokuba ozokuba uzokuba awuzukuba ongezukuba ungezukuba
Class 4 izokuba ezokuba izokuba ayizukuba engezukuba ingezukuba
Class 5 lizokuba elizokuba lizokuba alizukuba elingezukuba lingezukuba
Class 6 azokuba azokuba ezokuba awazukuba angezukuba engezukuba
Class 7 sizokuba esizokuba sizokuba asizukuba esingezukuba singezukuba
Class 8 zizokuba ezizokuba zizokuba azizukuba ezingezukuba zingezukuba
Class 9 izokuba ezokuba izokuba ayizukuba engezukuba ingezukuba
Class 10 zizokuba ezizokuba zizokuba azizukuba ezingezukuba zingezukuba
Class 11 luzokuba oluzokuba luzokuba aluzukuba olungezukuba lungezukuba
Class 14 buzokuba obuzokuba buzokuba abuzukuba obungezukuba bungezukuba
Class 15 kuzokuba okuzokuba kuzokuba akuzukuba okungezukuba kungezukuba
Class 17 kuzokuba okuzokuba kuzokuba akuzukuba okungezukuba kungezukuba
Remote future
Positive absolute Positive relative Positive participial Negative absolute Negative relative Negative participial
1st singular ngiyokuba engiyokuba ngiyokuba angiyukuba engingeyukuba ngingeyukuba
2nd singular uyokuba oyokuba uyokuba awuyukuba ongeyukuba ungeyukuba
1st plural siyokuba esiyokuba siyokuba asiyukuba esingeyukuba singeyukuba
2nd plural niyokuba eniyokuba niyokuba aniyukuba eningeyukuba ningeyukuba
Class 1 uyokuba oyokuba eyokuba akayukuba ongeyukuba engeyukuba
Class 2 bayokuba abayokuba beyokuba abayukuba abangeyukuba bengeyukuba
Class 3 uyokuba oyokuba uyokuba awuyukuba ongeyukuba ungeyukuba
Class 4 iyokuba eyokuba iyokuba ayiyukuba engeyukuba ingeyukuba
Class 5 liyokuba eliyokuba liyokuba aliyukuba elingeyukuba lingeyukuba
Class 6 ayokuba ayokuba eyokuba awayukuba angeyukuba engeyukuba
Class 7 siyokuba esiyokuba siyokuba asiyukuba esingeyukuba singeyukuba
Class 8 ziyokuba eziyokuba ziyokuba aziyukuba ezingeyukuba zingeyukuba
Class 9 iyokuba eyokuba iyokuba ayiyukuba engeyukuba ingeyukuba
Class 10 ziyokuba eziyokuba ziyokuba aziyukuba ezingeyukuba zingeyukuba
Class 11 luyokuba oluyokuba luyokuba aluyukuba olungeyukuba lungeyukuba
Class 14 buyokuba obuyokuba buyokuba abuyukuba obungeyukuba bungeyukuba
Class 15 kuyokuba okuyokuba kuyokuba akuyukuba okungeyukuba kungeyukuba
Class 17 kuyokuba okuyokuba kuyokuba akuyukuba okungeyukuba kungeyukuba
Present subjunctive
Positive Negative
1st singular ngibe ngingabi
2nd singular ube ungabi
1st plural sibe singabi
2nd plural nibe ningabi
Class 1 abe angabi
Class 2 babe bangabi
Class 3 ube ungabi
Class 4 ibe ingabi
Class 5 libe lingabi
Class 6 abe angabi
Class 7 sibe singabi
Class 8 zibe zingabi
Class 9 ibe ingabi
Class 10 zibe zingabi
Class 11 lube lungabi
Class 14 bube bungabi
Class 15 kube kungabi
Class 17 kube kungabi
Past subjunctive
Positive Negative
1st singular ngaba ngangaba, angaba, angangaba
2nd singular waba wangaba, awaba, awangaba
1st plural saba sangaba, asaba, asangaba
2nd plural naba nangaba, anaba, anangaba
Class 1 waba wangaba, akaba, akangaba
Class 2 baba bangaba, ababa, abangaba
Class 3 waba wangaba, awaba, awangaba
Class 4 yaba yangaba, ayaba, ayangaba
Class 5 laba langaba, alaba, alangaba
Class 6 aba angaba, awaba, awangaba
Class 7 saba sangaba, asaba, asangaba
Class 8 zaba zangaba, azaba, azangaba
Class 9 yaba yangaba, ayaba, ayangaba
Class 10 zaba zangaba, azaba, azangaba
Class 11 lwaba lwangaba, alwaba, alwangaba
Class 14 baba bangaba, ababa, abangaba
Class 15 kwaba kwangaba, akwaba, akwangaba
Class 17 kwaba kwangaba, akwaba, akwangaba

ReferencesEdit