See also: Ea, EA, êa, , ea., -ea, E/A, éa-, and ę-ą

English edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle English ea, e, æ, from Old English ēa (river), from Proto-West Germanic *ahu (waters, river), from Proto-Germanic *ahwō (waters, river), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂ (water, flowing water). Doublet of aqua.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

ea (plural eas)

  1. (UK dialect or archaic) A river or watercourse.
    • 1866, Charles Kingsley, Hereward the Wake: Last of the English:
      And they rowed away for Crowland, by many a mere and many an ea; through narrow reaches of clear brown glassy water; between the dark-green alders; between the pale-green reeds; where the coot clanked, and the bittern boomed, and the sedge-bird, not content with its own sweet song, mocked the song of all the birds around; and then out into the broad lagoons, where hung motionless, high overhead, hawk beyond hawk, buzzard beyond buzzard, kite beyond kite, as far as eye could see.
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Etymology 2 edit

Abbreviation.

Determiner edit

ea

  1. Alternative form of ea.

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Anagrams edit

Aiwoo edit

Adjective edit

ea

  1. bad, evil

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Aromanian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Latin illa, feminine of ille. Compare Romanian ea.

Pronoun edit

ea f (plural eali)

  1. (third-person feminine singular pronoun, nominative form) she

Synonyms edit

Pronoun edit

ea f

  1. (long/stressed accusative form) her

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  • el/elu (masculine equivalent (third-person singular nominative))
  • eali (feminine plural), elj (masculine or mixed plural)
  • u (feminine singular accusative- short/unstressed form)
  • (a) ljei (feminine singular genitive and feminine singular dative- long/stressed form)
  • ãlj/ilj/lji (feminine singular dative- short/unstressed form)

See also edit

  • io/iou, mini (first-person singular)
  • tu, tini (second-person singular)
  • noi (first-person plural)
  • voi (second-person plural)
  • nãsh, elj (third-person (masculine or mixed) plural)

Basque edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ea/ [e.a]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ea
  • Hyphenation: e‧a

Particle edit

ea

  1. Used in indirect questions as an intensifier.
    Ea nork egin dituen etxeko lanak.Let's see who has done the homework.
  2. Used to express one's desire; I hope, I wish
    Ea azkar sendatzen zaren.I hope you get well soon.

Usage notes edit

  • When using this particle, the verb takes the conjunction -n.

Further reading edit

  • "ea" in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia [Dictionary of the Basque Academy], euskaltzaindia.eus
  • ea” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia [General Basque Dictionary], euskaltzaindia.eus

Estonian edit

Noun edit

ea

  1. genitive singular of iga

Hawaiian edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Polynesian *eqa.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

ea

  1. sovereignty, rule
  2. air, breath, gas, vapor
  3. life, life force

Verb edit

ea

  1. (intransitive) to rise, go up
  2. (intransitive) to smell

References edit

  • Pukui, Mary Kawena; Elbert (1986), “ea”, in Hawaiian Dictionary, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press

Irish edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old Irish ed (it). Ultimately akin to English it, Latin id, etc.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

ea

  1. it

Usage notes edit

  • Only used with the copula, in constructions that do not reference any noun.

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Korean edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From English ea. (whole piece).

Symbol edit

ea

  1. symbol of (gae, item, piece, general counter for objects).
    총 10ea.
    5ea 정도.

Latin edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Indo-European *íh₂.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

ea

  1. nominative feminine singular of is: "she", "it" (referring to feminine nouns), or demonstratively (as a demonstrative pronoun) "this", "that" (likewise referring to feminine nouns)
  2. nominative neuter plural of is: "they (things)"
  3. accusative neuter plural of is: "them (things)"

Pronoun edit

 f

  1. ablative feminine singular of is

See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

Declined from is. It stands as if for eā viā ("this/that way"). Compare .

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

(not comparable)

  1. there
  2. that way
  3. on that side
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References edit

  • ea”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ea”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ea in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the vegetable kingdom: ea, quae terra gignit
    • the vegetable kingdom: ea, quae e terra gignuntur
    • the vegetable kingdom: ea, quae a terra stirpibus continentur
    • the vegetable kingdom: ea quorum stirpes terra continentur (N. D. 2. 10. 26)
    • eastern, western Germany: Germania quae or Germaniae ea pars quae, ad orientem, occidentem vergit
    • to be of such and such an age: ea aetate, id aetatis esse
    • this is our natural tendency, our destiny; nature compels us: ita (ea lege, ea condicione) nati sumus
    • all depends on this; this is the decisive point: in ea re omnia vertuntur
    • with the intention of..: eo consilio, ea mente, ut
    • on condition of..: ea lege, ut
    • what is your opinion: quid de ea re fieri placet?
    • (ambiguous) I blame this in you; I censure you for this: hoc in te reprehendo (not ob eam rem)
    • (ambiguous) to happen to think of..: in eam cogitationem incidere
    • (ambiguous) to induce a person to think that..: aliquem ad eam cogitationem adducere ut
    • (ambiguous) to discuss a subject more fully on the same lines: plura in eam sententiam disputare
    • (ambiguous) peace is concluded on condition that..: pax convenit in eam condicionem, ut...
  • Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, 1st edition. (Oxford University Press)

Lindu edit

Adjective edit

ea

  1. shy; ashamed

Middle English edit

Noun edit

ea

  1. Alternative form of æ

Old English edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-West Germanic *ahu, from Proto-Germanic *ahwō, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂ekʷeh₂ (water).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

ēa f (nominative plural ēa or ēan)

  1. river
  2. running water, stream

Declension edit

Descendants edit

  • Middle English: æ, e, ea, ee, eo
    • English: ea, Eau, eau, yeo
  • edēa (ed-)

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Romanian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Latin illa, feminine of ille.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

ea f (third-person singular, plural ele, masculine equivalent el)

  1. (nominative form) she
    Synonym: (polite form) dumneaei

Declension edit

Nominative
ea
Accusative
stressed unstressed
ea o
Genitive
ei
Singular Plural
m & n f m f & n
său sa săi sale
Dative
stressed unstressed
ei îi
Reflexive
Accusative Dative
stressed unstressed stressed unstressed
sine se sieși își

Pronoun edit

ea f (stressed accusative form of ea)

  1. (direct object, preceded by preposition, such as "pe", "cu", "la", or "pentru") her

Related terms edit

  • el (third-person masculine singular)
  • ei (third-person masculine plural)
  • ele (third-person feminine plural)

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References edit

Romansch edit

Alternative forms edit

  • gea (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan, Surmiran)
  • gie (Sursilvan)
  • schi (Puter, Vallader)

Adverb edit

ea

  1. (Sutsilvan, Surmiran) yes (used to indicate agreement with a positive statement)

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Spanish edit

Etymology edit

From Latin ēia.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈea/ [ˈe.a]
  • Rhymes: -ea
  • Syllabification: e‧a

Interjection edit

¡ea!

  1. come on!, come now! (expressing encouragement)
  2. so, and so, now (expressing resolution, preceding a willful resolution)

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West Frisian edit

Etymology edit

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Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

ea

  1. (literary) ever, at any time

Further reading edit

  • ea”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011