pa

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English

Etymology 1

Clipping of papa.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɑː/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː

Noun

pa (plural pas)

  1. (colloquial) Father, papa.
  2. (colloquial) Grandpa, grandfather.
Usage notes
  • Often capitalized when used to refer to a specific person; see Pa.
Synonyms
  • (father): da (Irish) , dad, daddy, papa, pater
  • (grandfather): grandpa, grandpappy
Translations

See also

  • grandpa
  • ma

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Maori.

Noun

pa (plural pas)

  1. a Maori fort
Alternative forms
  • pah

Anagrams

  • A&P, AP, Ap, ap, ap.

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch.

Noun

pa (plural pa's)

  1. dad, father

Synonyms

  • pappa
  • vader

Antonyms

  • ma

Derived terms

  • oupa

Albanian

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *apa, from Proto-Indo-European *h2(e)po- (off, away). Cognate to Messapic [Term?] (apa, from, out of, by), Ancient Greek ἀπά (apá, away, off), Sanskrit अप (apá).

Preposition

pa (+accusative)

  1. without
  2. thus, then, so

Antonyms

  • me

Derived terms

  • prapë
  • pas

Anuta

Etymology

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

Numeral

pa

  1. four

Asturian

Etymology

Compare Spanish pa, a contracted form of para.

Preposition

pa

  1. for

Usage notes

  • The preposition pa contracts to p' before a word beginning with a- or ha-: p'Asturies (for Asturias), p'haber (for to have)

Derived terms

  • p'
  • pal

Basque

Noun

pa

  1. kiss

Breton

Conjunction

pa

  1. when, if

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan pan, from Latin pānis, pānem, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *peh₂- (to graze, feed).

Pronunciation

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

Noun

pa m (plural pans)

  1. bread

Classical Nahuatl

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /paː/

Verb

  1. (transitive) To dye

References

  • Andrews, J. Richard (2003) Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, revised edition edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, page 244
  • Karttunen, Frances (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, page 182

Dakota

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pa/

Noun

pa

  1. head

References

  • http://fpcctalkindian.nativeweb.org/ (Lesson Three)

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /paː/
  • Rhymes: -aː

Noun

pa m (plural pa's, diminutive paatje n)

  1. pa, dad

Esperanto

Interjection

pa

  1. pah

Fala

Etymology

From Old Portuguese pera.

Preposition

pa

  1. to (indicates application of an adjective)
  2. for (directed at, intended to belong to or to be appropriate for)
  3. to, towards (indicates destination)

Guaraní

Numeral

pa

  1. ten

Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French pas.

Adverb

pa

  1. not

Usage notes

  • Double negatives (e.g. pa ... janm or pa ... anyen) are grammatically correct in Haitian Creole.

Hiw

Verb

pa

  1. to finish, (be brought to an) end

Further reading

  • Alexandre François, Pragmatic demotion and clause dependency: On two atypical subordinating strategies in the Lo-Toga and Hiw (Torres, Vanuatu) (2010), in Clause Linking and Clause Hierarchy (edited by Isabelle Bril)

Japanese

Romanization

pa

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kabuverdianu

Etymology

From Portuguese para.

Preposition

pa

  1. for
  2. to

Latvian

Preposition

pa (with accusative or dative)

  1. on
  2. along
  3. to
  4. in
  5. through
  6. during
  7. by
  8. over

Mandarin

Romanization

pa

  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.

Maori

Etymology

Noun

pa

  1. a Maori fortified camp

Middle English

Noun

pa

  1. Alternative form of po

Min Nan


Occitan

Adverb

pa

  1. not (indicates negation)

Old Prussian

Etymology

From the Proto-Indo-European root *upo- (under, up).

Pronunciation

Preposition

pa

  1. under

Adverb

pa

  1. under

Palu'e

Etymology

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

Numeral

pa

  1. four

Papiamentu

Etymology

From Portuguese para and Spanish para and Kabuverdianu pa.

Preposition

pa

  1. to
  2. for
  3. by

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pa/

Interjection

pa

  1. (familiar) bye

Derived terms

  • (interjection) pa pa

Further reading

  • pa in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

Preposition

pa

  1. (Africa, rural areas of Brazil) Contraction of para.

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from Hungarian .

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [pa]
  • Rhymes: -a

Interjection

pa

  1. bye

Synonyms

  • la revedere

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

Common South Slavic; compare Slovene pa, Bulgarian па (pa). See also pa-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pa/

Conjunction

pa (Cyrillic spelling па)

  1. (and) then (= ȍndā)
  2. (and) so
  3. (with da or màkar) even if, even though, although
  4. (with ȉpāk) (and, but) yet, still
  5. (with da + i) even if

Particle

pa (Cyrillic spelling па)

  1. (for emphasis) well, so
  2. (regional, for emphasis) even

Shona

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *-páa.

Verb

pa

  1. to give

Skou

Noun

pa

  1. water

References

  • Donohue, Mark. Rópu we te máwo pílang te: Skou dictionary draft. s.l. 80pp. (2002).

Slovene

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pa/

Conjunction

pa

  1. and
  2. but
  3. so

Spanish

Alternative forms

  • pa’

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pa/

Preposition

pa

  1. (colloquial) Apocopic form of para

See also

  • de pe a pa

References

  • Among the places this form is used is southern Arizona, per Anita Calneh Post, Southern Arizona Spanish phonology (1934), page 36: "The commonest loss of intervocalic r in southern Arizona is in para, which is always pa ..."

Swahili

Etymology

From Proto-Bantu *-páa.

Verb

-pa (infinitive kupa)

  1. to give to (someone)

Usage notes

  • This verb must be used with an object concord:

Conjugation

Derived terms

  • Verbal derivations:
    • Applicative: -pea
    • Passive: -pewa
    • Reciprocal: -peana
  • Nominal derivations:
    • mpaji

Particle

pa

  1. Pa class inflected form of -a.

Tshobdun

Etymology

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *pʷak.

Noun

pa

  1. pig

Further reading

  • Jackson T. S. Sun, Typology of Generic-Person Making in Tshobdun Rgyalrong (2014)

Walloon

Noun

pa m (plural pas)

  1. father

Coordinate terms

  • (gender): mame

Welsh

Alternative forms

  • py

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *kʷid, from Proto-Indo-European *kʷid (compare *kʷis); compare Latin quid, Old Irish cid, Modern Irish cad, Cornish py, pe.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /paː/

Pronoun

pa

  1. (interrogative, archaic) what

Determiner

pa

  1. which

Usage notes

  • The usage of pa as an interrogative has been rendered obsolete by the modern word beth, which derives from the phrase pa beth, meaning literally ‘what thing’.
  • pa as a determiner tends to be replaced by pwy in Southern Welsh.

Zazaki

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *pṓds (foot), cognates include Sanskrit पद् (pád), Latin pes (French pied), German Fuß, English foot.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pɔː/

Noun

pa ?

  1. (anatomy) leg, foot

Zou

Noun

pa

  1. cousin

References

  • http://www.languageinindia.com/feb2013/zouphonologyfinal.pdf
  • ^ W. B. Lockwood, A Panorama of Indo-European languages, Hutchinson, 1972, p. 185
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