za

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English

Etymology 1

Shortened from pizza.

Alternative forms

  • 'za

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /zɑː/

Noun

za (plural zas)

  1. (US, Canada, slang, 1970s, 1980s) Pizza.
    • 1994, Sara Borins, The Real Guide to Canadian Universities, →ISBN, page 130:
      In fact, not ordering a SUB or ZA (pizza) is almost impossible since places to eat in Sackville include Subway (subs), Ed's (subs), Joey's (subs and za), Pizza Delight (mostly za), The Snack Shop (subs and za) and One Plus One (subs and za).
    • 2006, Lee Simon, The restaurant dream?: an inside look at restaurant development, from concept to reality, →ISBN, page 44:
      But Chris, using some of his dated terminology, insisted that he wanted "za" for dinner. Back when Chris was a youngster in college, "za" was short for pizza--as if pizza were a lengthy word needing abbreviating.
    • 2010, Jim Butcher, Turn Coat:
      They call me the Za-Lord.
Translations

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /zə/

Article

za

  1. Nonstandard spelling of the. mimicking foreign accents

Anagrams

  • AZ, az

Czech

Etymology

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *za.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /za/

Preposition

za (+ accusative)

  1. for (price)
  2. in (time)

Preposition

za (+ instrumental)

  1. behind (space)

Antonyms

  • před (space science)

Further reading

  • za in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • za in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

French

Noun

za

  1. (obsolete, music) solfège syllable formerly used to represent B flat

Friulian

Alternative forms

  • ğa (alternative orthography)

Etymology

From Latin iam. Compare Italian già.

Adverb

za

  1. already

Synonyms

  • biel

Derived terms

  • dizà
  • bielzà

Isthmus Zapotec

Noun

za

  1. cloud

Japanese

Romanization

za

  1. Rōmaji transcription of
  2. Rōmaji transcription of

Kalasha

Noun

za

  1. sauce, curry, gravy, stew

Lower Sorbian

Alternative forms

  • sa (obsolete)

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *za.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /za/

Preposition

za

  1. (with accusative) for
  2. (with accusative) in (after a period of time)
  3. (with accusative) behind (goal-oriented)
  4. (with instrumental) behind (stationary location)

Mandarin

Romanization

za

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. 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.

Polish

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *za

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /za/

Preposition

za

  1. (+ instrumental) behind (denotes location)
  2. (+ accusative) behind (denotes movement)
  3. (+ instrumental) for, after
  4. (+ accusative) in, for

Further reading

  • za in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *za.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /za/

Preposition

za (Cyrillic spelling за)

  1. (+ accusative case) for (expressing a reason)
  2. (+ instrumental case) behind, in back of, at (without change of position, answering the question gdjȅ/gdȅ)
  3. (+ genitive case) during
  4. (+ accusative case) to, toward
  5. (+ accusative case) in (in expressions with time)
  6. (+ accusative case) by
  7. (+ accusative case) for, as (with verbs denoting naming, appointing, declaring, considering etc)
  8. (+ instrumental case) after
  9. (+ instrumental case) for
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Slovene

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *za.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /za/
  • Tonal orthography: za

Preposition

za

  1. (with genitive) This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {}.
  2. (with instrumental) behind (stationary)
  3. (with instrumental) after, following (in time)
  4. (with accusative) behind (motion to)
  5. (with accusative) for

Spanish

Interjection

za (¡za!)

  1. (usually said to an animal) scat, get out of here.

Swahili

Particle

za

  1. N class inflected form of -a (plural only).

Xhosa

Etymology

From Proto-Nguni [Term?], from Proto-Bantu *-jìja.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [z̥a̤]

Verb

-za

  1. (intransitive) to come

Inflection

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Related terms

  • -zama

Zulu

Etymology

From Proto-Nguni [Term?], from Proto-Bantu *-jìja.

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /za/

Verb

-za

  1. (intransitive) to come

Inflection

Related terms

  • -zama

References

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

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