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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *paja. Cognates include Estonian paja, Ingrian paja, Karelian paja, Ludian paja, Livvi paja, Veps paja and Votic paja.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɑjɑ/, [ˈpɑjɑ]
  • Hyphenation: pa‧ja
  • Rhymes: -ɑjɑ

NounEdit

paja

  1. smithy, forge
  2. workshop
  3. (slang) workplace
    Olin pajalla koko viikonlopun.
    I spent the whole weekend at work.
  4. (slang) marijuana

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of paja (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative paja pajat
genitive pajan pajojen
partitive pajaa pajoja
illative pajaan pajoihin
singular plural
nominative paja pajat
accusative nom. paja pajat
gen. pajan
genitive pajan pajojen
pajainrare
partitive pajaa pajoja
inessive pajassa pajoissa
elative pajasta pajoista
illative pajaan pajoihin
adessive pajalla pajoilla
ablative pajalta pajoilta
allative pajalle pajoille
essive pajana pajoina
translative pajaksi pajoiksi
instructive pajoin
abessive pajatta pajoitta
comitative pajoineen

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IstriotEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin palea, from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (flour, dust); compare Venetian paja.

NounEdit

paja

  1. straw (dried stalks of cereal plants)

KashubianEdit

NounEdit

paja f

  1. hand
  2. paw

LadinoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish, from Latin palea (chaff), from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (flour, dust).

NounEdit

paja f (Latin spelling)

  1. hay

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Spanish, from Latin palea (chaff), from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (flour, dust).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

paja f (plural pajas)

  1. (countable) straw (dried stalk of a cereal plant)
  2. (uncountable) straw (dried stalks considered collectively)
    Él tiene puesto un sombrero de paja.
    He is wearing a straw hat (lit. a hat made of straw)
  3. A drinking straw
  4. (slang) wank, handjob, masturbation
    (vulgar, Argentina, Colombia, Spain, Uruguay) Me hizo una paja muy rica en el coche mientras yo conducía.
    He/she gave me an awesome handjob in the car while I was driving.
  5. (colloquial, countable, Guatemala, El Salvador) lie, falsehood
    Todos los políticos dicen pajas.
    All politicians tell lies.
  6. (colloquial, uncountable, Colombia) bullshit, lies, falsehoods
    Todos los políticos hablan paja.
    All politicians tell lies.
  7. (Peruvian Spanish) very good, great, excellent
    ¡Que canción paja tocaron en la radio!
    What a great song they played on the radio!
  8. (vulgar, uncountable, Argentinian Spanish) laziness, tiredness, fatigue
    ¿Tenemos que caminar treinta cuadras? ¡Qué paja!
    We have to walk thirty blocks? But I'm so tired!

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SwahiliEdit

NounEdit

paja (ma class, plural mapaja)

  1. thigh

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Tavringer Romani pagra, paggra (to break, to destroy), from Romani phag- (to break, to destroy). Related to Sanskrit भनक्ति (bhanakti, to break).

VerbEdit

paja (present pajar, preterite pajade, supine pajat, imperative paja)

  1. (intransitive, colloquial) to stop working, to become broken
  2. (transitive, colloquial) to break, to cause to malfunction

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • “paja” in Gerd Carling, Romani i svenskan: Storstadsslang och standardspråk, Stockholm: Carlsson, 2005, →ISBN, page 96.



VenetianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin palea. Compare Italian paglia

NounEdit

paja f (plural paje)

  1. straw

VepsEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) Related to Finnish paja.

NounEdit

paja

  1. smithy, forge
  2. workshop, studio

InflectionEdit

Inflection of paja
nominative sing. paja
genitive sing. pajan
partitive sing. pajad
partitive plur. pajoid
singular plural
nominative paja pajad
accusative pajan pajad
genitive pajan pajoiden
partitive pajad pajoid
essive-instructive pajan pajoin
translative pajaks pajoikš
inessive pajas pajoiš
elative pajaspäi pajoišpäi
illative ? pajoihe
adessive pajal pajoil
ablative pajalpäi pajoilpäi
allative pajale pajoile
abessive pajata pajoita
comitative pajanke pajoidenke
prolative pajadme pajoidme
approximative I pajanno pajoidenno
approximative II pajannoks pajoidennoks
egressive pajannopäi pajoidennopäi
terminative I ? pajoihesai
terminative II pajalesai pajoilesai
terminative III pajassai
additive I ? pajoihepäi
additive II pajalepäi pajoilepäi

ReferencesEdit

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “ателье, кузница”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika