See also: dǐyā and dīyā

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Hindi दिया (diyā).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdiːə/, /ˈdiːjə/

NounEdit

diya (plural diyas)

  1. An Indian oil lamp, usually made from clay, with a cotton wick dipped in ghee or vegetable oil.

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


Bau BidayuhEdit

NounEdit

diya

  1. tortoise (land-dwelling reptile)

LadinoEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

diya m (Latin spelling)

  1. day

MaakaEdit

EtymologyEdit

A loanword from Kanuri [Term?].

ParticleEdit

dìyà

  1. indicates that something is visible to both the speaker and the hearer
    zùlúm-tò-dìyà — her anus, which is visible to both of us
    • The Grammar of Knowledge: A Cross-Linguistic Typology (2014):
      ʔàa-kè-díɓɓò zùlúm-tò-dìyà tà-kwáadà-ntí-mìnê gè-ʔámmàà
      COND-2sg:MASC-crush:PERV anus-POSS:3sg:FEM-JOINT:VIS 3sg:FEM-throw:TR-ASSERT-OBJ:1pl LOC-water-DEF
      If you crush her anus [that we can both see] she will definitely throw us into the water.

ReferencesEdit

  • The Grammar of Knowledge: A Cross-Linguistic Typology (2014)