fa

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English

Alternative forms

  • fah

Etymology

From Latin famuli, from the first word of the fourth line of Ut queant laxis, the medieval hymn which solfège was based on because its lines started on each note of the scale successively.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɑ/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː

Noun

fa (plural fas)

  1. (music) A syllable used in solfège to represent the fourth note of a major scale.
    • And now Mrs Waters (for we must confess she was in the same bed), being, I suppose, awakened from her sleep, and seeing two men fighting in her bedchamber, began to scream in the most violent manner, crying out murder! robbery! and more frequently rape! which last, some, perhaps, may wonder she should mention, who do not consider that these words of exclamation are used by ladies in a fright, as fa, la, la, ra, da, &c., are in music, only as the vehicles of sound, and without any fixed ideas.

Translations

See also

Anagrams

  • AF, af

Bassa

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [fa]

Verb

fa

  1. to lose
  2. to tear

References

  • 2007. The UCLA Phonetics Lab Archive. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Department of Linguistics.

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈfa/
  • Rhymes: -a

Etymology 1

Noun

fa m (plural fas)

  1. (music) fa (fourth note of diatonic scale)

Etymology 2

From the Catalan verb fer (to do).

Verb

fa

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of fer

Preposition

fa

  1. ago

Interjection

fa

  1. (dialectal) A particle used in some dialects to emphasize a negative sentence.

Chichewa

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *-kúa.

Verb

-fa (infinitive kufa)

  1. to die

Derived terms

  • Verbal derivations:
    • Applicative: -fera
  • Nominal derivations:
    • imfa (death)

Czech

Abbreviation

fa

  1. Abbreviation of firma.

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fa/

Noun

fa m (plural fa)

  1. (music) fa, the note 'F'.

Further reading

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

Galician

Noun

fa m (plural fas)

  1. (music) fa (musical note)
  2. (music) F (the musical note or key)

See also

  • (musical notes) nota musical; , re, mi, fa, sol, la, si (Category: gl:Music)

Gothic

Romanization

fa

  1. Romanization of 𐍆𐌰

Hungarian

Etymology

From Proto-Uralic *puxe. Cognates include Finnish puu.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈfɒ]

Noun

fa (plural fák)

  1. tree (large woody plant)
  2. wood (substance beneath the bark of the trunk or branches of a tree)
  3. (graph theory) tree (connected graph with no cycles)
  4. (computing theory) tree (recursive data structure)
  5. (attributive) wooden (made of wood)

Declension

Derived terms

  • fás

(Expressions):

  • fából vaskarika
  • nem esik messze az alma a fájától
  • nem látja a fától az erdőt

References


Italian

Alternative forms

  • (imperative form): fa', fai

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈfa]
  • Hyphenation:
  • Rhymes: -a

Adverb

fa

  1. ago

Synonyms

  • prima

Noun

fa m (invariable)

  1. (music) fa (musical note)
  2. F (musical note or key)

Verb

fa

  1. third-person singular indicative present of fare
  2. second-person singular imperative of fare

Japanese

Romanization

fa

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ふぁ
  2. Rōmaji transcription of ファ

Latvian

Noun

fa m (invariable)

  1. (music) fa, the note 'F'.

Luganda

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *-kúa.

Verb

fa

  1. to die

Mandarin

Romanization

fa (Zhuyin ˙ㄈㄚ)

  1. Pinyin transcription of 𠲎

fa

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. 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.

Manx

Etymology

From Old Irish fáth, from Proto-Celtic *wātus (inspired utterance) (compare Welsh gwawd (song, praise, poetry)), from Proto-Indo-European *weh₂t-.

Noun

fa m (genitive singular [please provide], plural [please provide])

  1. reason, cause

Synonyms

  • oyr

Derived terms

  • cre'n fa
  • gyn fa gyn oyr

Mutation


Middle English

Etymology 1

From the oblique stem of Old English ġefāh.

Noun

fa (plural fas)

  1. Alternative form of fo

Etymology 2

From Old English , variant of fāh.

Adjective

fa

  1. Alternative form of fo

Niuean

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *fa, from Proto-Oceanic *pat, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *pat, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *pat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral

fa

  1. (cardinal) four

Norman

Etymology

Pronunciation

Noun

fa m (plural fas)

  1. (Jersey) suit (clothing)

Synonyms

  • suit

Novial

Verb

fa (past fad, active participle fant, passive participle fat)

  1. make; do
    • 1928, Otto Jespersen, An International Language, page 77
      On fa butre fro milke.
      One makes butter from milk.

Old Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *fanhaną.

Verb

  1. to seize, take
  2. to get, receive

Conjugation

Descendants

  • Swedish:

Phuthi

Etymology

From Proto-Nguni *-fá, from Proto-Bantu *-kúa.

Verb

-fá

  1. to die

Inflection

This verb needs an inflection-table template.


Scots

Etymology

Variant of wha.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fa/

Pronoun

fa

  1. (Doric) who

Shona

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *-kúa.

Verb

fa

  1. to die

South Marquesan

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *fa, from Proto-Oceanic *pat, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *pat, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *pat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral

fa

  1. (cardinal) four

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fa/

Noun

fa m (plural fa)

  1. fa (musical note)

Interjection

fa

  1. (Argentina) ew, phew (expression of disgust)

Synonyms

  • puaj
  • guácala

Swahili

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *-kúa.

Verb

-fa (infinitive kufa)

  1. to die
  2. to stop, come to an end

Conjugation

Derived terms

  • Verbal derivations:
    • Applicative: -fia
    • Causative: -fisha (murder)
    • Passive: -fiwa (mourn, be bereaved)
  • Nominal derivations:
    • kifa (death)
    • mafa (cemetery)

Related terms

  • -fu (dead)
  • kifo (death)
  • mfu (dead person)

See also

  • -ua (kill)

Swazi

Etymology

From Proto-Nguni *-fá, from Proto-Bantu *-kúa.

Verb

-fá

  1. (intransitive) to die

Inflection

This verb needs an inflection-table template.


Tsonga

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *-kúa.

Verb

fa

  1. to die

Tuvaluan

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *fa, from Proto-Oceanic *pat, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *pat, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *pat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral

fa

  1. (cardinal) four

Venda

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *-kúa.

Verb

fa

  1. to die

Venetian

Noun

fa m (invariable)

  1. (music) fa (musical note)
  2. F (musical note or key)

Adverb

fa

  1. as, like

Volapük

Preposition

fa

  1. by (indicating an agent)

Westrobothnian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /foː/, /fɒː/, /fɑː/
  • Rhymes: -óː

Etymology 1

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *fanhaną.

Verb

fa (preterite fekk or fikk, plural fing, supine fatt or faije)

  1. To receive, obtain.
  2. To have children.
  3. To give, hand.
  4. (reflexive, intransitive) To convalesce.
  5. (auxiliary verb) May.
Derived terms
  • anfått
  • seinfatt

Etymology 2

From Old Norse fár, from Proto-Germanic *fawaz.

Adjective

fa

  1. Few.
Derived terms
  • famönnes
  • fang
  • fangfor
  • faräjj
  • faräjjes
  • feengt
  • fått

Wuvulu-Aua

Etymology

From Proto-Oceanic *pat, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *pat, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral

fa

  1. (cardinal) four

Xhosa

Etymology

From Proto-Nguni *-fá, from Proto-Bantu *-kúa.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [fá]

Verb

-fá

  1. (intransitive) to die

Inflection

This verb needs an inflection-table template.


Zulu

Etymology

From Proto-Nguni *-fá, from Proto-Bantu *-kúa.

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /fá/

Verb

-fá

  1. (intransitive) to die

Inflection

Derived terms

References

  • C. M. Doke; B. W. Vilakazi (1972), “fa”, in Zulu-English Dictionary, →ISBN: “fa (imper. yifa, 6.3)”

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