See also: BAA, baaʼ, bää, and bąą

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Compare German bäh, mäh; an imitative word.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): [bɑː]
  • (US) IPA(key): [bæ], [bɑ]
  • IPA(key): [bæ̰ː], [bæ̰ˀæ̰ˀæ̰ˀæ̰ˀ]
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  • Rhymes: -ɑː
  • Homophones: bah, bar (in some pronunciations)
Audio of a bleating sheep, the animal sound that "baa" is based on.

NounEdit

baa (plural baas)

  1. (onomatopoeia) The characteristic cry or bleating of a sheep.
SynonymsEdit
TranslationsEdit

InterjectionEdit

baa

  1. (onomatopoeia) The characteristic cry of a sheep.
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VerbEdit

baa (third-person singular simple present baas, present participle baaing, simple past and past participle baaed)

  1. To make the characteristic cry of a sheep.
    • 1590-1593, Philip Sidney, The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia
      He treble baas for help, but none can get.
    • 1902, Barbara Baynton, Sally Krimmer; Alan Lawson, editors, Bush Studies (Portable Australian Authors: Barbara Baynton), St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, published 1980, page 44:
      The lamb bunted several irresponsive objects - never its dam's udder - baaing listlessly.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Arabic بَاء(bāʾ).

NounEdit

baa (plural baas)

  1. The letter ب‎ in the Arabic script.

AnagramsEdit


AfarEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

baa? m

  1. Apocopic form of babba

ReferencesEdit

  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[1], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis).

GamilaraayEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

baa

  1. hip

ReferencesEdit

  • Gamilaraay Yuwaalaraay Yuwaalayaay Dictionary 2003

ManxEdit

NounEdit

baa f

  1. genitive singular of booa

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
baa vaa maa
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

NavajoEdit

PostpositionEdit

baa

  1. about him/her/it/them
  2. to him/her/it/them
  3. into him/her/it/them
    baa níʼą́I gave it to him

Usage notesEdit

In pronunciation, the postposition baa is assimilated by an initial yi- of a following verb to make beei-: baa yishdloh = /beeishdloh/ (I am laughing at him). This does not affect the spelling, however.

InflectionEdit


ShoshoneEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

baa

  1. (Eastern Shoshone) water

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SwahiliEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

baa (ma class, plural mabaa)

  1. evil, plague
  2. danger, misfortune

Etymology 2Edit

From English bar.

NounEdit

baa (n class, plural baa)

  1. a bar (social pub for alcoholic drinks)