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See also: B.I.A., bi-a, bi'a, and BIA

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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish bíad (compare Scottish Gaelic biadh).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

bia m (genitive singular bia, nominative plural bianna)

  1. food
  2. inner part of shelled, rinded, food
  3. substance
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish ·bia

VerbEdit

bia

  1. (obsolete) future analytic dependent of

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bia bhia mbia
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  • "bia" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • biad” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

KunamaEdit

NounEdit

bia

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Christopher Ehret, A Historical-comparative Reconstruction of Nilo-Saharan (2001, ISBN 3896450980

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

bia f sg

  1. definite feminine singular of bie

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

bia f sg

  1. definite singular of bie

Old IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

bia

  1. first-person singular future absolute of at·tá

·bia

  1. third-person singular future conjunct of at·tá

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

·bia

  1. third-person singular future conjunct of benaid
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive conjunct of benaid

MutationEdit

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
bia bia
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbia
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *bijō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰī-. Germanic cognates include Old English bēo (English bee), Old Frisian (West Frisian bij), Dutch bij, Old High German bīa, bini (German Biene, dialectal Beie), Old Norse (Danish and Swedish bi). The Indo-European root is also the source of Lithuanian bìtė, Latvian bite, Proto-Slavic *bьčela (Old Church Slavonic бьчєла (bĭčela), Russian пчела (pčela)), Proto-Celtic *beko- (Old Irish bech, Irish beach).

NounEdit

bīa ?

  1. bee

DescendantsEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English beer.

NounEdit

bia f (plural bias)

  1. (US, Brazil, rare) beer

SynonymsEdit


RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Surmiran, Vallader) bler
  • (Sutsilvan) blear
  • (Puter) bger

EtymologyEdit

From Latin valde.

AdjectiveEdit

bia m (feminine singular biara, masculine plural biars, feminine plural biaras)

  1. (Sursilvan, Sutsilvan) much, a lot of

SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English beer.

NounEdit

bia (n class, plural bia)

  1. commercial beer

See alsoEdit

  • pombe (native beer)

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English beer.

NounEdit

bia

  1. beer

VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French bière, from Middle Dutch bier.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bia

  1. beer

Derived termsEdit


YagariaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably a loanword from English beer.

NounEdit

bia

  1. (Hua dialect) beer

ReferencesEdit

  • John Haiman, Hua, a Papuan Language of the Eastern Highlands of New Guinea