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Sofo

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French sofa, ultimately from either Arabic صُفَّة (ṣuffa, long seat of stone or brick) or Classical Syriac ܨܦܬܐ. Compare Russian софа (sofa), Italian sofà, Chinese 沙發沙发 (shāfā), Polish sofa, Spanish sofá, German Sofa, Yiddish סאָפֿע (sofe).

Pronunciation edit

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): [ˈsofo]
  • Rhymes: -ofo
  • Hyphenation: so‧fo

Noun edit

sofo (accusative singular sofon, plural sofoj, accusative plural sofojn)

  1. sofa, couch
    La katido dormas sur la sofo.The kitten is sleeping on the couch.

Italian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin sophus, from Ancient Greek σοφός (sophós, wise).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɔ.fo/
  • Rhymes: -ɔfo
  • Hyphenation: sò‧fo

Noun edit

sofo m (plural sofi)

  1. (literary, chiefly ironic or derogatory) scholar, philosopher

Further reading edit

  • sofo in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Ternate edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-North Halmahera *sopok (fruit).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

sofo

  1. fruit

Verb edit

sofo

  1. (intransitive) to bear fruit

Conjugation edit

Conjugation of sofo
Singular Plural
Inclusive Exclusive
1st tosofo fosofo misofo
2nd nosofo nisofo
3rd Masculine osofo isofo, yosofo
Feminine mosofo
Neuter isofo
- archaic

References edit

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