aa

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English

Etymology 1

From Hawaiian ʻaʻā.

Alternative forms

  • a'a

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɑː.ɑː/, enPR: äʹä
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɑ.ɑ/

Noun

aa (uncountable)

  1. (volcanology) A form of lava flow associated with Hawaiian-type volcanoes, consisting of basaltic rock, usually dark-colored with a jagged and loose, clinkery surface. Compare pahoehoe. [From 19th c.]
    • 1859, R. C. Haskell, American journal of science and arts, series XXVIII
      We...saw ‘pahoihoi’ or solid lava forming, and also ‘aa’ or clinkers.
    • 1944, Charles A. Cotton, Volcanoes as landscape forms:
      Cooling and solidification frequently takes a different course [...] in lava flows, producing the clinker-like ‘aa’ lava.
    • 1981, Hilo Lava Flood Control: Environmental Impact Statement, page 194:
      Both pahoehoe and aa lava flows are common on the upper slopes of Mauna Loa with a preponderance of aa flows found at the lower elevations.
Translations

Etymology 2

Abbreviation.

Noun

aa

  1. Initialism of acetic acid.
  2. Initialism of acting age.
  3. (medicine) Initialism of alveolar-arterial.
  4. Initialism of aminoacetone.
  5. Initialism of amino acid.
  6. Initialism of approximate absolute.
  7. Initialism of arachidonic acid.
  8. Initialism of armature accelerator.
  9. Initialism of ascending aorta.
  10. Initialism of atomic absorption.
  11. Initialism of author's alteration.
  12. Initialism of average audience.

Adjective

aa (not comparable)

  1. Initialism of arctic-alpine.
  2. Initialism of always afloat.

Etymology 3

Compare pp.

Noun

aa pl (plural only)

  1. Abbreviation of adjectives.
  2. Abbreviation of arteries.

Etymology 4

Contraction.

Adjective

aa

  1. Abbreviation of ana (of each, equal parts).

Acholi

Verb

aa

  1. come

Afrikaans

Noun

aa (plural [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter A.

Bughotu

Verb

aa

  1. to open
  2. to be open
  3. to open mouth

References

  • W. Ivens, Bugotu-English/English-Bugotu Concise Dictionary (1998)

Dutch

Noun

aa f (plural aa's, diminutive aatje n)

  1. (especially in names) Alternative spelling of a

Estonian

Interjection

aa

  1. An interjection expressing recognition -
  2. An interjection expressing understanding -

Noun

aa (genitive aa, partitive aad)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter A.

Further reading

  • aa in Eesti keele seletav sõnaraamat

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑː/, [ˈɑː]
  • Rhymes: -ɑː
  • Hyphenation: aa

Noun

aa

  1. a (The name of the Latin-script letter A.)

Usage notes

  • Speakers often use the corresponding forms of a-kirjain ("letter A, letter a") instead of inflecting this word, especially in plural.

Declension

Synonyms

  • a-kirjain

French

Etymology

From Hawaiian ʻaʻā.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /a.a/

Noun

aa m (plural aas)

  1. (geology, often attributive) The surface of an aa lava flow.

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from Hawaiian ʻaʻā.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.a/
  • Hyphenation: à‧a

Noun

aa f (invariable)

  1. (volcanology) aa (type of lava flow)
    Synonym: afrolite

References

  • aa in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • aa in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti

Japanese

Romanization

aa

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ああ

Ladin

Etymology

From Latin ārea. Compare Italian aia.

Noun

aa f (plural [please provide])

  1. farmyard
  2. threshing floor

Latvian

Interjection

aa

  1. yeah, uh-huh (expression of agreement, understanding)

Lithuanian

Etymology

Compare Russian ага (aga), and English uh-huh.

Pronunciation

  • () IPA(key): /ɐ.ɐ/
  • () IPA(key): /ɐ.aː/

Interjection

aà, aã

  1. yeah, uh-huh (expression of agreement)

Synonyms

  • taip

Further reading

  • aa in Lietuvių kalbos žodynas, lkz.lt

Lun Bawang

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɔː/

Determiner

aa

  1. no, not, without

Synonyms

  • na, naa

Manx

Etymology

From Old Irish óa, comparative form of óc, from Proto-Celtic *yowankos (compare Welsh ieuanc), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂yuh₁n̥ḱós (compare English young).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛː/

Adjective

aa

  1. comparative degree of aeg (young, adolescent, immature)

Middle Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.a/, /aː/

Verb

aa

  1. Alternative form of a (third-person singular present indicative of mynet).

Norwegian

Letter

aa

  1. Obsolete spelling of å

Old Portuguese

Etymology 1

Contraction

aa

  1. Contraction of a a (to/at the).
    • 13th century, attributed to Alfonso X of Castile, Cantigas de Santa Maria, E codex, cantiga 294 (facsimile):
      Como hũa moller q̇ iogaua os dados en pulla lançou hũa pedra aa omagen de ſ[ant]a mari[a] por q̇ perdera ⁊ parou un angeo de pedra que y eſtava a mão ⁊ reçibiu o colpe.
      How a woman who was playing dice in Apulia threw a stone at the statue of Holy Mary because she had lost, and an angel of stone which was there reached out its hand and received the blow.
Descendants
  • Galician: á
  • Portuguese: à

Etymology 2

From Latin ala (wing).

Noun

aa f

  1. wing
    • 13th century, attributed to Alfonso X of Castile, Cantigas de Santa Maria, E codex, cantiga 142 (facsimile):
Descendants
  • Galician: á
  • Portuguese: á

Pennsylvania German

Etymology 1

From Old High German ouh, from Proto-Germanic *auk; cognate with German auch, Dutch ook, Old English ēac.

Alternative forms

  • auch (literary)

Adverb

aa

  1. also

Etymology 2

From Old High German ana, from Proto-Germanic *ana, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂en- (up, on high). Compare German an, Dutch aan, English on.

Preposition

aa

  1. on
  2. to

Scots

Determiner

aa

  1. Alternative form of a'

Adverb

aa (not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of a'

Noun

aa (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of a'

Sundanese

Noun

aa

  1. older brother

Tagalog

Etymology 1

From Chinese.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʔa.ˈaʔ/

Noun

  1. (childish) dirty things; filth (especially feces)
Derived terms
  • umaa
Synonyms
  • dumi

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔa.a/

Interjection

aa

  1. an exclamation expressing warning

Related terms

  • hala
  • sige

Votic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɑː/

Etymology

Interjection

aa

  1. yep, yeah
  2. aha, uh-huh

Võro

Noun

aa (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter A.

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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