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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Hindi तवा (tavā).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

tawa (plural tawas)

  1. (South Asia) A frying pan or griddle.
    • 2008, Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies, Penguin 2015, p. 6:
      Deeti gave her daughter the job of sweeping the poppy petals into a heap while she busied herself in stoking the fire and heating a heavy iron tawa.

Etymology 2Edit

Maori

NounEdit

tawa (plural tawas)

  1. Beilschmiedia tawa, a New Zealand broadleaf tree.

AjiëEdit

NounEdit

tawa

  1. dog

ReferencesEdit

  • Corinna Handschuh, A typology of marked-S languages

IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay tawa, from Proto-Malayic *tawa(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tawa, from Proto-Austronesian *Cawa.

VerbEdit

tawa (used in the forms ketawa, and tertawa)

  1. to laugh (show mirth by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face and emission of sounds)

Derived formsEdit


MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayic *tawa(ʔ), from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *tawa, from Proto-Austronesian *Cawa.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

tawa (used in the forms ketawa, and tertawa)

  1. to laugh (show mirth by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face and emission of sounds)

SynonymsEdit


MehekEdit

NounEdit

tawa

  1. woman

ReferencesEdit

  • transnewguinea.org, citing D. C. Laycock, Languages of the Lumi Subdistrict (West Sepik District), New Guinea (1968), Oceanic Linguistics, 7 (1): 36-66

PahiEdit

NounEdit

tawa

  1. woman

ReferencesEdit

  • transnewguinea.org, citing D. C. Laycock, Languages of the Lumi Subdistrict (West Sepik District), New Guinea (1968), Oceanic Linguistics, 7 (1): 36-66

QuechuaEdit

Quechua cardinal numbers
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : tawa

NumeralEdit

tawa

  1. (cardinal) four

TagalogEdit

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (North Wales) IPA(key): [ˈtawa]
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): [ˈtɑːwa]

VerbEdit

tawa

  1. third-person singular present/future of tewi

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tawa dawa nhawa thawa
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.