English edit

Etymology 1 edit

Noun edit

pia

  1. (anatomy) The pia mater, the innermost of the meninges that protect the brain and spinal cord.
    • 2009 January 25, Denis Campbell, “Kian, 4, needs a miracle. He's in the right place”, in The Observer[1]:
      One screen in the theatre relays live colour pictures of Harkness and his colleague Tiernan Byrnes's progress, cutting and pushing through first the dura, then the arachnoid and finally the pia, the thin, spider's web-type membranes that cover the brain itself.

Etymology 2 edit

Noun edit

pia (uncountable)

  1. A perennial Polynesian herb whose fleshy tubers yield arrowroot.

Anagrams edit

Allentiac edit

Noun edit

pia (plural pia-guiam)

  1. father

References edit

  • Discovery of a Fragment of the Printed Copy of the Work on the Language of the Millcayac Indians (1913) (in notes)
  • Willem F. H. Adelaar, The Languages of the Andes (2004), citing Luis de Valdiva's work

Comanche edit

Noun edit

pia

  1. mother

Esperanto edit

Etymology edit

From Italian pio, French pieux, English pious, all from Latin pius (pious, devout). Compare Spanish pío, Romanian pios.

Pronunciation edit

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): [ˈpia]
  • Rhymes: -ia
  • Hyphenation: pi‧a

Adjective edit

pia (accusative singular pian, plural piaj, accusative plural piajn)

  1. pious
    Antonym: malpia

Related terms edit

Farefare edit

Farefare cardinal numbers
 <  9 10 11  > 
    Cardinal : pia
    Ordinal : bʋpia dãana

Etymology edit

Cognate with Moore piiga (ten).

Numeral edit

pia

  1. ten

Derived terms edit

Related terms edit

Galician edit

Verb edit

pia

  1. (reintegrationist norm) inflection of piar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Hawaiian edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Polynesian *pia, from Proto-Oceanic *piʀaq, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *biʀaq (wild taro).

Noun edit

pia

  1. Polynesian arrowroot
  2. starch
  3. a variety of taro
  4. a variety of sweet potato

Etymology 2 edit

From English beer.

Noun edit

pia

  1. beer

Etymology 3 edit

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

Noun edit

pia

  1. stork
    Synonyms: kikonia, kekoleka

References edit

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

Hungarian edit

Etymology edit

Back-formation from piál.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

pia (plural piák)

  1. (slang) booze, drink, grog, liquor

Declension edit

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative pia piák
accusative piát piákat
dative piának piáknak
instrumental piával piákkal
causal-final piáért piákért
translative piává piákká
terminative piáig piákig
essive-formal piaként piákként
essive-modal
inessive piában piákban
superessive pián piákon
adessive piánál piáknál
illative piába piákba
sublative piára piákra
allative piához piákhoz
elative piából piákból
delative piáról piákról
ablative piától piáktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
piáé piáké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
piáéi piákéi
Possessive forms of pia
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. piám piáim
2nd person sing. piád piáid
3rd person sing. piája piái
1st person plural piánk piáink
2nd person plural piátok piáitok
3rd person plural piájuk piáik

Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

  • pia in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Italian edit

Adjective edit

pia f sg

  1. feminine singular of pio

Anagrams edit

Krio edit

Etymology edit

From English [alligator] pear.

Noun edit

pia

  1. avocado

Latin edit

Adjective edit

pia

  1. inflection of pius:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural

Adjective edit

piā

  1. ablative feminine singular of pius

References edit

Lolopo edit

Etymology edit

From Tai. Compare Thai ผ้า (pâa) and ᦕᦱᧉ (ṗhaa²).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

pia 

  1. (Yao'an) clothes

Mandarin edit

Romanization edit

pia

  1. Nonstandard spelling of piā.

Usage notes edit

  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Marshallese edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Micronesian *pia, from Proto-Oceanic *piʀa, *biʀa, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *piʀah, *biʀah, from Proto-Austronesian *piʀaS, *biʀaS. Cognate with Paiwan bias, Bikol Central piga, Karo Batak pira.

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

pia (construct form piain)

  1. fish roe

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from English beer.

Noun edit

pia (construct form piain)

  1. beer

References edit

Papiamentu edit

 

Etymology edit

From Spanish pie.

Noun edit

pia

  1. foot
  2. leg

Portuguese edit

Pronunciation edit

  • Rhymes: -iɐ
  • Hyphenation: pi‧a

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Galician-Portuguese pia, from Latin pīla (mortar).[1][2]

Noun edit

pia f (plural pias)

  1. sink (basin with a drain)
  2. a sink and adjacent counter
    Deixe o prato na pia, mas não dentro.
    Leave the plate on the counter, not in the sink.
  3. a basin for holding water, in particular one that is furniture or part of the building rather than a movable object
    pia batismalbaptismal font
Descendants edit
  • Hunsrik: Pia

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective edit

pia f sg

  1. feminine singular of pio

Etymology 3 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb edit

pia

  1. inflection of piar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

References edit

Spanish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpja/ [ˈpja]
  • Rhymes: -a
  • Syllabification: pia

Verb edit

pia

  1. second-person singular voseo imperative of piar

Swahili edit

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

pia

  1. also
    Synonym: vilevile
  2. all (used with -ote for emphasis)

West Makian edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

pia

  1. rice

Alternative forms edit

References edit

  • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours[2], Pacific linguistics