See also: da'wa and Dawa

English edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Swahili dawa (medicine).

Noun edit

dawa (plural dawas)

  1. (East Africa) A medicine, particularly a native one or one used by witch doctors.
  2. (Kenya) A cocktail made with vodka, honey, and lime juice.

Anagrams edit

Bikol Central edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdawaʔ/, [ˈd̪a.waʔ]
  • Hyphenation: da‧wa

Conjunction edit

dawà (Basahan spelling ᜇᜏ)

  1. even if; even so; even though; although
    Synonym: maski

Cebuano edit

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: da‧wa
  • IPA(key): /ˈdawa/, [ˈd̪a.wʌ]

Noun edit

dáwa (Badlit spelling ᜇᜏ)

  1. millet
    Synonym: kabog

Hausa edit

Etymology 1 edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /dáː.wàː/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [dáː.wàː]

Noun edit

dāwā̀ f (plural dāwōyī, possessed form dāwàr̃)

  1. sorghum

Etymology 2 edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /dá.wà/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [də́.wə̀]

Noun edit

dawà m (possessed form dawàn)

  1. the bush, the forest
Derived terms edit

Iraqw edit

Noun edit

dawa m (plural dabee f)

  1. hand, arm
  2. instrument, custom, measures

References edit

  • Mous, Maarten; Qorro, Martha; Kießling, Roland (2002) Iraqw-English Dictionary (Kuschitische Sprachstudien), volume 18, Köln, Germany: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, →ISBN, page 19

Javanese edit

Romanization edit

dawa

  1. Romanization of ꦢꦮ

Lower Sorbian edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

dawa

  1. third-person singular present of dawaś

Puyuma edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Austronesian *zawa. Compare Hiligaynon dawa, Cebuano dawa, Tagalog dawa, Waray-Waray dawa, and Tausug dawa.

Noun edit

dawa

  1. foxtail millet grain

Sakizaya edit

Noun edit

dawa

  1. cloth

Sundanese edit

Noun edit

dawa

  1. lawsuit; a dispute carried before a court or authority.

References edit

  • “Dawa” in Jonathan Rigg, A Dictionary of the Sunda language (1862), page 103.

Swahili edit

 
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Etymology edit

From Arabicدَوَاء(dawāʔ).

Pronunciation edit

  • (file)

Noun edit

dawa (n class, plural dawa) or dawa (ma class, plural madawa)

  1. medicine

Usage notes edit

In its strictest sense, this word means "medicine", but is used generally for anything that improves or protects the condition of another thing; for example dawa ya viatu (dawa of the shoes) means "shoe polish".

Derived terms edit

References edit

  • Baldi, Sergio (2020-11-30) Dictionary of Arabic Loanwords in the Languages of Central and East Africa (Handbuch der Orientalistik; Erste Abteilung: Der Nahe und der Mittlere Osten; 145), Leiden • Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 109 Nr. 969

Tagalog edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Austronesian *zawa. Compare Hiligaynon dawa, Cebuano dawa, Puyuma dawa, Waray-Waray dawa, and Tausug dawa. Theorized also to be from Sanskrit यव (yava, barley; grain; cereal). See also Diyawa.

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: da‧wa
  • IPA(key): /ˈdawaʔ/, [ˈda.wɐʔ]
  • IPA(key): /ˈdawa/, [ˈda.wɐ] (obsolete)

Noun edit

dawà (Baybayin spelling ᜇᜏ)

  1. millet (Panicum miliaceum)
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: da‧wa
  • IPA(key): /daˈwaʔ/, [dɐˈwaʔ]

Noun edit

dawâ (Baybayin spelling ᜇᜏ) (obsolete)

  1. taking something out of a cave
Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

  • dawa”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018

Tarifit edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Moroccan Arabicداوى(dāwa).

Pronunciation edit

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Verb edit

dawa (Tifinagh spelling ⴷⴰⵡⴰ)

  1. (transitive) to heal

Conjugation edit

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Derived terms edit

Tausug edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Austronesian *zawa.

Noun edit

dawa

  1. millet

Welsh edit

Verb edit

dawa

  1. Soft mutation of tawa.

Mutation edit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tawa dawa nhawa thawa
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Western Apache edit

Pronoun edit

dawa

  1. everything

Yoruba edit

Etymology edit

From Hausa dāwā̀.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

dáwà

  1. sorghum
    Synonyms: jéró, ọkà bàbà