See also: sāya

AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *sagia, from Latin sagum, from Gaulish *sagos, or from Ancient Greek σάγος (ságos).

NounEdit

saya f (plural sayes)

  1. skirt

SynonymsEdit


BambaraEdit

NounEdit

saya

  1. death

CebuanoEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Spanish saya, from Vulgar Latin *sagia, from Latin sagum, from Gaulish *sagos, or from Ancient Greek σάγος (ságos).

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: sa‧ya

NounEdit

saya

  1. a skirt; an article of clothing, usually worn by women and girls, that hangs from the waist and covers the lower part of the body
  2. the part of a dress or robe, etc., that hangs below the waist
  3. the drapery used in processional carriages
  4. (often humorous) a kilt

VerbEdit

saya

  1. to put on a skirt

Etymology 2Edit

Compare sadya.

AdjectiveEdit

saya

  1. merry

QuotationsEdit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:saya.


IndonesianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay saya, from Sanskrit सहाय (sahāya). Doublet of aye.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

saya

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)

Usage notesEdit

SynonymsEdit

Indonesian first-person pronouns:


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

saya

  1. Rōmaji transcription of さや

KaraoEdit

NounEdit

saya

  1. tear; teardrop

MalayEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit सहाय (sahāya, follower).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /saja/
  • Rhymes: -aja, -ja, -a
  • (Johor-Riau) IPA(key): [säjə]
  • (file)

PronounEdit

saya (Jawi spelling ساي‎)

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)
    Nama saya ...
    My name is ...

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit


MaranaoEdit

AdverbEdit

saya

  1. here

PapiamentuEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish saya and Portuguese saia and Kabuverdianu saia.

NounEdit

saya

  1. skirt

SambaliEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish saya.

NounEdit

saya

  1. skirt

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *sagia, from Latin sagum, from Gaulish *sagos, or from Ancient Greek σάγος (ságos). Compare Portuguese saia, French saie.

PronunciationEdit

 
  • IPA(key): (everywhere but Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈsaʝa/, [ˈsa.ʝa]
  • IPA(key): (Buenos Aires and environs) /ˈsaʃa/, [ˈsa.ʃa]
  • IPA(key): (elsewhere in Argentina and Uruguay) /ˈsaʒa/, [ˈsa.ʒa]

NounEdit

saya f (plural sayas)

  1. (archaic) a woman’s skirt

DescendantsEdit

  • Cebuano: saya
  • Moroccan Arabic: صاية(ṣāya)
  • Tagalog: saya

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit


TagalogEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

saya

  1. joy, happiness
  2. fun

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Spanish saya, from Vulgar Latin *sagia, from Latin sagum, from earlier sagus, from Ancient Greek σάγος (ságos), probably of Gaulish origin.

NounEdit

saya

  1. skirt

SynonymsEdit


TernateEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

saya

  1. a flower

ReferencesEdit

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh