See also: sāya

English edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Tagalog saya, from Spanish saya.

Noun edit

saya (plural sayas)

  1. (Philippines) A skirt.
    • 2022, James Hopper, Caybigan:
      And as she stalked in her long, loose stride toward the dressing-room to readjust her saya, somewhat in distress from the Maestro's last effort, it had suddenly flashed upon him where he had seen her before.

Derived terms edit

Asturian edit

Etymology edit

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

Noun edit

saya f (plural sayes)

  1. skirt

Synonyms edit

Bambara edit

Noun edit

saya

  1. death

Cebuano edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology 1 edit

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

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsaja/, [ˈs̪a.jʌ]
  • Hyphenation: sa‧ya

Noun edit

saya

  1. skirt
    Synonym: palda
  2. (often humorous) kilt

Verb edit

saya

  1. to wear a skirt

Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

Compare sadya.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /saˈja/, [s̪ʌˈja]
  • Hyphenation: sa‧ya

Adjective edit

sayá

  1. merry

Quotations edit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:saya.

Indonesian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈsä.jä]
  • Hyphenation: sa‧ya
  • (file)

Pronoun edit

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 notes edit

Synonyms edit

Indonesian first-person pronouns:

Japanese edit

Romanization edit

saya

  1. Rōmaji transcription of さや

Karao edit

Noun edit

saya

  1. tear; teardrop

Malay edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Sanskrit सहाय (sahāya, follower) or from Portuguese sou (I am) (unofficial)

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

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 ...

See also edit

Maranao edit

Adverb edit

saya

  1. here

Papiamentu edit

 

Etymology edit

From Spanish saya and Portuguese saia and Kabuverdianu saia.

Noun edit

saya

  1. skirt

Sambali edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Spanish saya.

Noun edit

saya

  1. skirt

Spanish edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

 
  • 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]

  • Rhymes: -aʝa
  • Syllabification: sa‧ya

Noun edit

saya f (plural sayas)

  1. (archaic, Cuba) skirt
    Synonyms: falda, pollera, nagua

Descendants edit

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

Further reading edit

Tagalog edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Philippine *sayaq. Compare Kapampangan saya, Masbatenyo sadya, Cebuano sadya, and Hiligaynon sadya.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

sayá (Baybayin spelling ᜐᜌ)

  1. joy; happiness; gladness
    Synonyms: tuwa, katuwaan, galak, kagalakan, ligaya, kaligayahan
  2. fun; merriment; festivity
    Synonyms: pagkakatuwa, pagdiriwang
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

saya (Baybayin spelling ᜐᜌ)

  1. skirt
    Synonym: palda
Derived terms edit

Further reading edit

  • saya”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018

Ternate edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

saya

  1. a flower

References edit

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

Ye'kwana edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

saya

  1. mountain

References edit

  • Cáceres, Natalia (2011) “saya”, in Grammaire Fonctionnelle-Typologique du Ye’kwana[1], Lyon