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AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin thia, from Ancient Greek θεία (theía).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tía f (plural tíes)

  1. aunt, female equivalent of tíu

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese tia, from Late Latin thia, from Ancient Greek θεία (theía).

NounEdit

tía f (plural tías)

  1. aunt
    A miña tía é a irmá do meu pai ou da miña nai.
    My aunt is my mother's or father's sister.
  2. (colloquial) woman
    ¡Tías boas!
    Hot chicks!

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Formed from the numeral tíu, perhaps by directly reanalizing the -u as the weak feminine oblique suffix in environments where tíu is the object in a sentence. Compare nía and átta, also fimma, sexa, sjöa.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tía f (genitive singular tíu, nominative plural tíur)

  1. ten (playing card, bus, etc., numbered 10)

DeclensionEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin thia, from Ancient Greek θεία (theía).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tía f (plural tías, masculine tío, masculine plural tíos)

  1. female equivalent of tío; aunt; the sister of either parent
    Mi tía es la hermana de mi madre o de mi padre.
    My aunt is my mother's or father's sister.
  2. (colloquial, Spain) woman
    ¡Tías buenas!
    Hot chicks!

Usage notesEdit

The noun tío is like several other Spanish nouns with a human referent. The masculine forms are used when the referent is known to be male, a group of males, a group of mixed or unknown gender, or an individual of unknown or unspecified gender. The feminine forms are used if the referent is known to be female or a group of females.


VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (SV: đa).

NounEdit

tía ()

  1. (Southern Vietnam) father; dad
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Etymology 2Edit

Non-Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese (“purple”; SV: tử).

AdjectiveEdit

tía

  1. (dated) purple

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