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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Sranan Tongo fesa (party, celebration), from Portuguese festa, from Old Portuguese festa, from Vulgar Latin festa.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fɪ.saː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: fis‧sa

NounEdit

fissa n (plural fissa's, diminutive fissaatje n)

  1. (slang) party

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic فِي السَّاعَة (fī s-sāʿa, literally in the hour).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

fissa (slang)

  1. snappy (rapid and without delay)
    Il faut faire fissa
    You've got to make it snappy.

Further readingEdit

  • fissa” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
  • Lutz, Edzard (2011), “Language Contact between Arabic and Modern European Languages”, in Weninger, Stefan, editor, The Semitic Languages. An International Handbook (Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft – Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science; 36), Berlin: De Gruyter, →ISBN, page 1029.

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