AfarEdit

 
Caxa (1).

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Cushitic. Cognates include Iraqw xaʼnoo, Sidamo haqqe, Somali géed and Saho xarha.

The semantic shifts from the original meaning "tree" to other senses are explained as follows:

  • "tree" > "medicine", due to the fact that medicines were often made of tree parts.
  • "tree" > "council", due to the fact that councils traditionally gathered under large trees, to protect oneself from the Sun.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ħʌˈɖʌ/
  • Hyphenation: ca‧xa

NounEdit

caxá f (plural cóox m)

  1. tree
  2. medicine
  3. council

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • E. M. Parker; R. J. Hayward (1985), “caxa”, in An Afar-English-French dictionary (with Grammatical Notes in English), University of London, →ISBN
  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[1], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis), page 357

AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin capsa. Compare Spanish caja, English case, cash.

NounEdit

caxa f (plural caxes)

  1. box

VenetianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin casa. Compare Italian casa, Spanish casa.

NounEdit

caxa f (plural caxe)

  1. house, home, habitation

See alsoEdit