ca

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English

Alternative forms

  • see circa

Adverb

ca (not comparable)

  1. Abbreviation of circa.
    • 2004 During glacial times, a stretch of level plain joined Australia with New Guinea and enabled humans to walk into Australia. That plain flooded to form the Gulf of Carpentaria, between ca 12,000 and 10,000 ybp. - Wikipedia article on Deluge (mythology)

Translations

Anagrams

  • -ac, A.C., A/C, AC, Ac, a-c, a.c., a/c, ac, ac-, ac.

Albanian

Alternative forms

  • disa

Etymology

From the sequence of article sa + .

Pronoun

ca

  1. some
Related terms
  • sa

References


Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈka/

Etymology 1

From Latin canis, canem, from Proto-Italic *kō (accusative *kwanem), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ (accusative *ḱwónm̥).

Noun

ca m (plural cans)

  1. dog
Usage notes
  • This term is used in Catalonia or Valencia only in stock phrases, with gos (feminine gossa) being the term generally used for a dog.
  • In the Balearics, ca has retained its use as the primary word for a dog. However, instead of a feminine of ca, *cana, being used for a female dog, in the Balearics, cussa, the feminine of cus (little dog) is used.
  • Note also that those breeds of dogs that originated in the Balearics use ca and not gos to form name of the breed.
Synonyms
  • gos m
Hyponyms
  • (Balearics) cus m (little dog), (Balearics) cussa f (female dog)
  • gos m (male dog), gossa f (female dog)
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Noun

ca f (plural cas)

  1. The letter K (lowercase k).
Usage notes
  • The letter K is not used in native Catalan words and thus its presence in a word is a fairly reliable indicator of a recent import.

Etymology 3

Apocopated form of casa. Compare French chez, Spanish ca, Italian ca'.

Particle

ca

  1. the house (of)
Usage notes
  • When followed by one of the articles el, els, en, and es, the word ca contracts with them into cal, cals, can, and cas, respectively.
Derived terms
  • cal, cals, can, cas

Classical Nahuatl

Verb

ca

  1. to be in a location

Usage notes

Ca is an irregular verb; its plural form is cate.

Particle

ca

Used in affirmative statements.

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French

Preposition

ca

  1. Abbreviation of circa.

Further reading

  • “ca” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Galician

Conjunction

ca

  1. than

Derived terms


Ido

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tsa/

Determiner

ca (plural ci)

  1. Alternative form of ica

Italian

Abbreviation

ca

  1. circa

See also

  • calcio
  • ca'
  • c.a.

Anagrams

  • AC, a.C.

Malay

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tʃa/

Noun

ca (Jawi spelling چا‎, informal first-person possessive caku, informal second-person possessive camu, third-person possessive canya)

  1. tea

Synonyms

  • teh

Mandarin

Romanization

ca

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Neapolitan

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ka/

Adverb

ca

  1. what

Conjunction

ca

  1. than (comparison between adjectives only)
  2. that (as in 'the boy that I saw' ("O guaglio' ca vist'"))

Pronoun

ca

  1. that
  2. who
  3. which

Pali

Alternative forms

Particle

ca

  1. and (copulative particle)

Portuguese

Contraction

ca

  1. (colloquial) Contraction of com a.

Adverb

ca (not comparable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ka/
  • Rhymes: -a

Etymology 1

From Latin quam. The expression ca și may derive from Latin quasi.

Adverb

ca

  1. than
  2. as
Synonyms
  • decât
Related terms
  • cam

Etymology 2

From Latin quia.

Conjunction

ca

  1. (obsolete) because
  2. (followed by să) in order to
Synonyms
  • (because): pentru că, întrucât, fiindcă, deoarece

Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan) che
  • (Surmiran) tgi
  • (Puter) cu
  • (Vallader) co

Etymology

From Latin quam or quod.

Conjunction

ca

  1. (Sutsilvan) than

Scots

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kaː/, IPA(key): /kɑː/

Verb

ca (third-person singular present cas, present participle cain, past ca'd, past participle ca'd)

  1. call
  2. summon
  3. drive something
  4. go on, proceed
  5. knock or push

Derived terms

  • ca canny

Contraction

ca

  1. (some Scots dialects) can't

See also

  • cannae

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ka/
    • Audio:
    • Homophone: ka

Etymology 1

From ¡quia!.

Interjection

ca

  1. (Spain) Denotes incredulity or negation; oh no!
Synonyms
  • ¡quia!
  • ¡qué va!

Etymology 2

From Latin quia.

Conjunction

ca

  1. (obsolete) because

Etymology 3

Clipping of casa.

Noun

ca f (plural cas)

  1. (colloquial) house

Further reading

  • “ca” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

Swedish

Abbreviation

ca

  1. circa; Abbreviation of cirka. Alternative form of c:a

Tarantino

Pronoun

ca (relative)

  1. to whom
  2. to which

Adjective

ca

  1. what

Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [kaː˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [kaː˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [kaː˧˧]

Etymology 1

From French quart.

Noun

ca

  1. mug (cup)
  2. mug (about 1/4 liter)

Etymology 2

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“song”).

Noun

(classifier bài) ca

  1. (literary) a song

Verb

ca

  1. (usually literary) to sing
  2. (colloquial) to praise
Synonyms
  • hát
  • ca ngợi
Derived terms

Etymology 3

Borrowed from French cas.

Noun

ca

  1. (medicine) case

See also

  • trường hợp

Etymology 4

Compare Thai กะ (, shift).

Noun

ca

  1. shift (change of workers)
Derived terms

Etymology 5

Borrowed from French ka.

Noun

ca

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

Welsh

Alternative forms

  • (first-person singular future): caf (literary)
  • (second-person singular imperative): cei, cymer (colloquial)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kaː/

Verb

ca

  1. inflection of cael:
    1. (colloquial) first-person singular future
    2. (literary) second-person singular imperative

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