See also: daH

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dah (plural dahs)

 
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  1. The spoken representation of a dash in radio and telegraph Morse code.
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Etymology 2 edit

From Burmese ဓား (dha:). Possibly a doublet of dao.

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Noun edit

dah (plural dahs)

  1. (Myanmar) A long knife or sword with a round cross-section grip, a long, gently curving blade with a single edge, and no guard.
    • 1922, Rudyard Kipling, What Happened[1], lines 33–36:
      Jowar Singh the Sikh procured sabre, quoit, and mace, / Abdul Huq, Wahabi, jerked his dagger from its place, / While amid the jungle-grass danced and grinned and jabbered / Little Boh Hla-oo and cleared his dah-blade from the scabbard.
    • 1934 October, George Orwell [pseudonym; Eric Arthur Blair], “Chapter 22”, in Burmese Days, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, →OCLC:
      It was like a sea of people, two thousand at the least, black and white in the moon, with here and there a curved dah glittering.

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Indonesian edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Clipping of sudah, from Malay dah.

Adjective edit

dah

  1. good, okay

Etymology 2 edit

From Dutch dag (goodbye), from Middle Dutch dach, from Old Dutch dag, from Proto-Germanic *dagaz. This word was originally spelled dag as in Dutch, but the final -g is replaced by -h and the form becomes archaic, but not in the word mag, were it always pronounced with final /h/ or /x/.

Interjection edit

dah

  1. bye, good bye

Etymology 3 edit

From Malay dah. Compare to Old Javanese dadah (sacrifice).

Noun edit

dah (first-person possessive dahku, second-person possessive dahmu, third-person possessive dahnya)

  1. (obsolete) service, duty
    Synonyms: dinas, jasa

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Malay edit

Etymology edit

Apheresis of sudah.

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dah (Jawi spellingده⁩)

  1. (informal) Clipping of sudah.

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dah

  1. (colloquial) Marks the perfective aspect.
    • 1932 December 26, Ibni, “Melayu Tak Boleh Maju”, in Majlis[2], Singapore, archived from the original on 24 November 2023, page 7:
      Jikalau zaman itu dibuka Pekan-Pekan Mingguan, bukankah senang pada masa ini? Anak-anak Melayu dah tau ilmu berniaga kesemuanya.
      If back then Weekly Markets were opened, wouldn't it be easy by now? Malay children [would] already have all the wisdom about business.

Further reading edit

  • dah” in Pusat Rujukan Persuratan Melayu | Malay Literary Reference Centre, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2017.
  • Hooi, Ling Soh (August 2023), “On the discourse marker dah in Colloquial Malay (and sudah in Sabah Malay)”, in Hiroki Nomoto & Elin McCready, editors, Discourse Particles in Asian Languages Volume II, London: Routledge, →DOI, →ISBN

Navajo edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /tɑ̀h/
  • (file)

Adverb edit

dah

  1. up, off, at an elevation, set off
    dah yooʼááłhe’s holding it up
    dah diilwodhe started off at a run

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Noun edit

dāh m (nominative plural dāgas)

  1. Alternative form of dāg

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dah

  1. (Brazil, Internet slang) Alternative spelling of

Serbo-Croatian edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *dъxъ.

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dȁh m (Cyrillic spelling да̏х)

  1. breath
  2. breathing, respiration
  3. stench, odor

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References edit

  • dah” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Southern Sami edit

Etymology edit

From the plural of Proto-Samic *tātë (this). Cognates include Pite Sami dáh (these).

Pronoun edit

dah

  1. they

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This pronoun needs an inflection-table template.

Zhuang edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Tai *daːᴮ (river). Cognate with Thai ท่า (tâa, pier), Lao ທ່າ (thā, pier), ᦑᦱᧈ (taa¹, pier), Shan တႃႈ (tāa, pier; shallow place in water).

Noun edit

dah (Sawndip forms or or 𭰃 or or or 𭯾 or ⿲氵马犬 or , 1957–1982 spelling daƅ)

  1. river
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Etymology 2 edit

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Classifier edit

dah (Sawndip forms 𡚻 or 𰌄 or 𫰋 or or , 1957–1982 spelling daƅ)

  1. Classifier for young females.

Zou edit

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dah

  1. bell

References edit

  • Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 44