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

Atong (India)Edit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

NounEdit

bia

  1. wedding

ReferencesEdit


BasqueEdit

NumeralEdit

bia

  1. absolutive singular of bi

BislamaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English beer.

NounEdit

bia

  1. beer

CimbrianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German wie. Cognate with German wie; see there for more.

AdverbEdit

bia

  1. (Sette Comuni, Luserna, interrogative) how
    Bia hòosentza d'ôarn khindar?
    What are your children's names?
    (literally, “How are your children called?”)

ConjunctionEdit

bia

  1. (Sette Comuni, Luserna) how
    Tüa bia 's ghéet bóol.
    Do it how it's done properly.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • “bia” 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

GaroEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From bi- (third person pronoun) +‎ -a (nominalizing suffix used with monosyllabic pronouns). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

PronounEdit

bia (third person nominative, singular, accusative biko, genitive bini, dative bina)(combining form bi-)

  1. he, she

Usage notesEdit

  • bia is rarely used in written language; ua is prefered when writing.

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Probably borrowed from Bengali বিয়া (biẏa).

VerbEdit

bia

  1. to wed

NounEdit

bia

  1. wedding

IndonesianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bia/
  • Hyphenation: bia

NounEdit

béa (plural bia-bia, first-person possessive biaku, second-person possessive biamu, third-person possessive bianya)

  1. (nonstandard) Alternative spelling of bea (tax, custom duty, expense)

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish bíad (compare Scottish Gaelic biadh), from Proto-Celtic *bētom (compare Welsh bwyd). .

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


KunamaEdit

NounEdit

bia

  1. water

ReferencesEdit


MòchenoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German wie. Cognate with German wie; see there for more.

AdverbEdit

bia

  1. how

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

bia f sg

  1. definite feminine singular of bie

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse biða.[1]

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

bia (present tense biar or bier, past tense bia or bidde, past participle bia or bidd, present participle biande, imperative bi)

  1. (intransitive) to wait
    Synonym: venta
  2. (intransitive) to go without eating
  3. (intransitive) to persist

NounEdit

bia f (definite singular bia, indefinite plural bier or bior, definite plural biene or bione)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by bie
  2. definite singular of bie

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse (bee).

NounEdit

bia f (definite singular bia, indefinite plural bier or bior, definite plural biene or bione)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by bie
  2. definite singular of bie

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “bia” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

bia

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

VerbEdit

·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

  • Middle Low German: bie, , beie

PapiamentuEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese viajar and Spanish viajar and Kabuverdianu viaji.

NounEdit

bia

  1. travel, journey
  2. times as in "three times is too much"

VerbEdit

bia

  1. to travel

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English beer.

NounEdit

bia f (plural bias)

  1. (US, Brazil, rare) beer
    Synonym: cerveja

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

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English beer.

NounEdit

bia (n class, plural bia)

  1. commercial beer

See alsoEdit

  • pombe (native beer)

Etymology 2Edit

From Arabic بَيْعَة(bayʿa).

NounEdit

bia (n class, plural bia)

  1. cooperation, partnership (where each person pays their share)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Proto-Bantu *mbɪ̀gá (pot).

NounEdit

bia (ma class, plural mabia)

  1. large cooking pot
Derived termsEdit

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English beer.

NounEdit

bia

  1. beer

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from French bière, from Middle Dutch bier.

NounEdit

bia

  1. beer
    bụng biaa beer belly
Derived termsEdit
Derived terms

Etymology 2Edit

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (stele, SV: bi).

NounEdit

(classifier tấm, cái) bia

  1. tombstone; gravestone; stele; monument
  2. (by extension) target (for shooting); bullseye

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

Zoogocho ZapotecEdit

NounEdit

bia

  1. nopal

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)‎[2] (in Spanish), second electronic edition, Coyoacán, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 369