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ga

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English Online Dictionary. What means ga‎? What does ga mean?

Clipping of Irish Gaeilge

ga

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-1 language code for Irish.

ga

  1. rain
  • transnewguinea.org, citing both Wilson (1969) and McElhanon and Voorhoeve (1970)
  • James Farr, Robert Larson, A Selective Word List in Ten Different Binandere Languages
  • Papers in New Guinea Linguistics (1971), issues 8-9, pages 80-81, using a wordlist furnished by Capell

ga

  1. (Mpakwithi) mouth

ga

  1. (transitive, Mpakwithi) to poke
  2. (transitive, Mpakwithi) to peel
  • Terry Crowley, The Mpakwithi dialect of Anguthimri (1981), page 185
  • IPA(key): /ɡa/

ga (Thai spelling กงา)

  1. I.

ga

  1. and
  • M.P. Wilkinson, Djambarrpuyŋu: A Yolŋu Variety of Northern Australia (1991), p. 393
  • Margit Bowler and Vanya Kapitonov, Towards a typology of quantification in Australian languages (2018), p. 17

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-ga.

ga

  1. saddle
  • Ross Perlin (2019) A Grammar of Trung[1], Santa Barbara: University of California
  • Rhymes: -aː
  • IPA(key): /ɣaː/

ga

  1. inflection of gaan:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. (dated or formal) singular present subjunctive
    3. imperative
    ga!go!

ga

  1. metal
  2. money
  • IPA(key): /ŋaː/

ga

  1. only

ga

  1. but
  • ia

ga

  1. duck

From French gare.

  • IPA(key): /ɡa/

ga

  1. station, terminal

From Proto-Torres-Banks *ɣaya, an irregular reflex of Proto-Oceanic *kawaʀ, metathesis of *wakaʀ (root). Cognate with Mwotlap ga and Lo-Toga gi, and also with Proto-Polynesian *kawa (whence Tongan kava).

  • IPA(key): /ɣa/

ga

  1. kava plant, Piper methysticum
  2. kava, an intoxicating beverage made from the kava plant.
  • p.507 of: Alexandre François (2010), Pragmatic demotion and clause dependency: On two atypical subordinating strategies in the Lo-Toga and Hiw (Torres, Vanuatu), in Isabelle Bril (ed.), Clause Linking and Clause Hierarchy (Studies in Language Companion Series 121), 499–548. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

ga

  1. Alternative form of (eng)gak
  • gae, gath

Apparently a conflation of Old Irish gath, goth (spear) with the synonymous gae (spear), from Proto-Celtic *gaisos (spear), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰays- (spear). Cognate with Welsh gwayw and Latin gaesum (a Gaulish loanword) as well as Old English gār.

  • IPA(key): /ɡa/
  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): /ɡaː/
  • (Ulster) IPA(key): /ɡah/

ga m (genitive singular ga or gaoi, nominative plural gathanna or gaoi or gaoithe)

  1. spear (long stick with a sharp tip), dart
  2. dart, sting
    Chuir an cat a gha ann.The cat clawed him.
  3. ray (beam of light or radiation)
  4. (geometry) radius (line segment between any point on the circumference of a circle and its center; length of this segment)
  5. (medicine) suppository
  6. (fishing) gaff
  • Alternative genitive singular: gaoi
  • Alternative plural forms: gaoi, gaoithe
  • Ó Dónaill, Niall (1977) “ga”, in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, Dublin: An Gúm, →ISBN
  • Gregory Toner, Sharon Arbuthnot, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, Marie-Luise Theuerkauf, Dagmar Wodtko, editors (2019), “gae”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • Gregory Toner, Sharon Arbuthnot, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, Marie-Luise Theuerkauf, Dagmar Wodtko, editors (2019), “gath”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • Gregory Toner, Sharon Arbuthnot, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, Marie-Luise Theuerkauf, Dagmar Wodtko, editors (2019), “3 goth”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • Dinneen, Patrick S. (1904) “ga”, in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, 1st edition, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, page 341
  • de Bhaldraithe, Tomás (1959) “ga”, in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm
  • “ga”, in New English-Irish Dictionary, Foras na Gaeilge, 2013-2024

ga

  1. The hiragana syllable (ga) or the katakana syllable (ga) in Hepburn romanization.
  • IPA(key): /ˈⁿɡa/

ga

  1. earth; land

ga

  1. (Eastern Lombard) there (in the expression of "there be")
  • (Western Lombard): ghe

ga m or f

  1. (Eastern Lombard) him; her/it (dative case)
  2. (Eastern Lombard) them (dative case)
  • (Western Lombard): ghe
  • IPA(key): /ɡa/

ga

  1. when
  • gdy
  • Muka, Arnošt (1921, 1928) “ga”, in Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow (in German), St. Petersburg, Prague: ОРЯС РАН, ČAVU; Reprinted Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag, 2008
  • Starosta, Manfred (1999) “ga”, in Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch (in German), Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag

ga (ga5ga0, Zhuyin ˙ㄍㄚ)

  1. Hanyu Pinyin reading of

ga

  1. Nonstandard spelling of .
  2. Nonstandard spelling of .
  3. Nonstandard spelling of .
  4. Nonstandard spelling of .
  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

ga

  1. though, although
    • V'eh yn fer toshee dy feer, ga nagh row yn ennym er. He was leader in deed though not in name.
  2. albeit

  1. inflection of gâen:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. first/third-person singular present subjunctive

ga

  1. (Early Middle English, Northern) Alternative form of gon (to go)

From Proto-Torres-Banks *ɣaya, an irregular reflex of Proto-Oceanic *kawaʀ, metathesis of *wakaʀ (root). Cognate with Hiw ga and Lo-Toga gi, and also with Proto-Polynesian *kawa (whence Tongan kava).

  • IPA(key): /ɣa/

ga (determinate naga)

  1. kava plant, Piper methysticum
  2. kava, an intoxicating beverage made from the kava plant.
  • François, Alexandre. 2024. Online Mwotlap–English–French cultural dictionary. Electronic files. Paris: CNRS. (Pdf version) – entry ga.

From Proto-Iranian *gā́wš, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *gā́wš, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws. Related to Persian گاو (gâv).

  • Rhymes: -ɑː

ga ?

  1. ox
  2. bull
  • gav

ga

  1. simple past of gi

From Sanskrit किम् (kim, what? why? (interrogative particle)).

  • IPA(key): /ɡa/

ga (indefinite, Perso-Arabic spelling گہ)

  1. any
  2. what (kind), which
  • Liljegren, Henrik, Haider, Naseem (2011) Palula Vocabulary (FLI Language and Culture Series; 7)‎[2], Islamabad, Pakistan: Forum for Language Initiatives, →ISBN
  • Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985) “ga”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press

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  • IPA(key): /ɡa/

ga (indefinite, Perso-Arabic spelling گہ)

  1. what
  2. that
  • Liljegren, Henrik, Haider, Naseem (2011) Palula Vocabulary (FLI Language and Culture Series; 7)‎[3], Islamabad, Pakistan: Forum for Language Initiatives, →ISBN

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  • IPA(key): /ɡa/

ga (conjunction, Perso-Arabic spelling گہ)

  1. Complementizer/relativizer
  2. that
  3. which
  4. who
  5. where
  • Liljegren, Henrik, Haider, Naseem (2011) Palula Vocabulary (FLI Language and Culture Series; 7)‎[4], Islamabad, Pakistan: Forum for Language Initiatives, →ISBN

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  • IPA(key): /ɡa/

ga (modal, Perso-Arabic spelling گہ)

  1. Marker of inferred, assumed or presumed knowledge
  • Liljegren, Henrik, Haider, Naseem (2011) Palula Vocabulary (FLI Language and Culture Series; 7)‎[5], Islamabad, Pakistan: Forum for Language Initiatives, →ISBN

Onomatopoeic.

ga

  1. sound made by geese

ga

  1. him, it (direct object)
    Bha sinn ga thuigsinn.We understood it.
  2. her, it (direct object)
    Cha bhi mi ga tachairt.I won't be meeting her.
  • As him/it lenites the following word.
  • As her/it adds the prefix h- to the following word if it begins with a vowel.
    An robh thu ga h-ithe?Did you eat it?

ga (Cyrillic spelling га)

  1. of him (clitic genitive singular of ȏn (he))
  2. him (clitic accusative singular of ȏn (he))
  3. of it (clitic genitive singular of òno (it))
  4. it (clitic accusative singular of òno (it))

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *kogъda.

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡa/
  • Rhymes: -a
  • Syllabification: ga

ga

  1. introduces either a dependent or interrogative clause in reference to time; when

ga

  1. when, as; while (at the time that)
  2. when; if (under the condition that)
  3. when; because

ga (not comparable)

  1. sometime (at some undetermined time)
  • Lorentz, Friedrich (1908) Slovinzisches Wörterbuch[6] (in German), volume 1, Saint Petersburg: ОРЯС ИАН, page 253

ga

  1. Romanization of 𒂵 (ga)
  • (Standard Tagalog) IPA(key): /ɡa/ [ɡɐ]
  • Rhymes: -a
  • Syllabification: ga

Possibly a shortened form of baga, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ba. Cognate with Cebuano ba and Malagasy va.

ga (Baybayin spelling ) (dialectal, Batangas, Quezon, Mindoro, Marinduque)

  1. marks a sentence as interrogative
    Synonyms: ba, (dialectal) baga

Influenced by Baybayin character (ga).

ga (Baybayin spelling )

  1. the name of the Latin-script letter G/g, in the Abakada alphabet
    Synonyms: (in the Filipino alphabet) dyi, (in the Abecedario) ge
  • “ga”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018
  • Blust, Robert; Trussel, Stephen; et al. (2023) “*ba₅”, in the CLDF dataset from The Austronesian Comparative Dictionary (2010–), →DOI

ga

  1. skunk
  • Gamarra A., Enrique, Villagra S., Inocencio (1980) Llëbo ñaglo lok kibokwogo ëre e lanyo = Vocabulario ilustrado teribe-español[7] (overall work in Teribe and Spanish), Instituto Nacional de Cultura & Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page 9

ga

  1. third-person singular present indicative of gaver
  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ɣaː˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ɣaː˧˧]
  • (Saigon) IPA(key): [ɣaː˧˧]

From French gare.

ga (𥩤)

  1. train station

From French gaz (gas), from Dutch gas.

ga (𪵤)

  1. gas, such as propane and/or butane, used for a gas stove; compare khí (gas as a chemical substance)
    bình gaa gas tank
  2. carbon dioxide used for a carbonated drink
    nước ngọt có gaa sweet carbonated drink
  3. lighter fluid
  4. (automotive) the ignited mixture of fuel and air that powers an engine; not to be confused with xăng (gasoline)
    xe bị rồ/oà gaa motorcycle with a broken throttle that accelerates while the twistgrip is released
    chạy tẹt gato step on it/on the gas; to floor it; to put your foot down; to run full throttle

ga

  1. (Southern Vietnam, especially Mekong Delta) Pronunciation spelling of ra (bed sheet).

From Proto-Nuristani *gā́wā (whence Ashkun , Kamkata-viri , Prasuni gúṭu, Tregami ), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *gā́wš (whence Sanskrit गो (), Avestan 𐬔𐬀𐬊 (gao), Persian گاو (gâv)), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws (whence Ancient Greek βοῦς (boûs), Russian говя́до (govjádo), English cow).

  • IPA(key): /ɡá/

ga f

  1. cow
  • IPA(key): /ɡaː/

ga

  1. Soft mutation of ca.

ga

  1. jackrabbit

From Mandarin ().

  • IPA(key): [ka]

ga

  1. small (in size, number, etc.)
  • Juha Janhunen, Marja Peltomaa, Erika Sandman, Xiawu Dongzhou (2008) Wutun (LINCOM's Descriptive Grammar Series), volume 466, LINCOM Europa, →ISBN
  • Erika Sandman (2016) A Grammar of Wutun[8], University of Helsinki (PhD), →ISBN

ga

  1. Alternative form of gae
  • Kathleen A. Browne (1927) The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland Sixth Series, Vol.17 No.2, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, page 133
  • IPA(key): /ɡà/

  1. to set up a collapsible device; to open out; to spread out
    Bá mi ga agbòjò yìíHelp me open this umbrella
  2. to gape open
    Ilẹ̀ á jù ọ́ lọThe ground shall open and swallow you up
  • ga before a direct object
  • IPA(key): /ɡà/
  1. to set someone up for a joke; (literally) to make someone believe what may not be true of themselves in a joking manner
    mo ń ẹ́ niI am only setting you up for a joke
  2. (transitive) to tickle
    Synonyms: rìn, rìn ní ìgàkè, gà léèégìnnì, rìn léèégìnnì
  • ìgàkè (tickle)
  • èégìnnì (tickle)
  • ẹ̀fẹ̀ (joke)
  • àwàdà (comedy)
  • ga before a direct object
  • IPA(key): /ɡā/

ga

  1. to be tall
    Antonym: kúrú
  2. (idiomatic) to be beyond that which can be tolerated or described
  • IPA(key): /ɡá/

  1. to stand aloof
  2. to become tired or fed up
    Synonym: gọ́
    ọ̀rọ̀ náàá miThis matter has caused me to be fed up

From Proto-Iranian *gā́wš, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *gā́wš, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷṓws. Related to Persian گاو (gâv).

  • IPA(key): [ˈɡɑ]
  • Hyphenation: ga

ga

  1. ox
  2. bull
  3. (astronomy, astrology) Taurus

From Proto-Tai *p.qaːᴬ (leg). Cognate with Thai ขา (kǎa), Northern Thai ᨡᩣ, Lao ຂາ (khā), ᦃᦱ (ẋaa), Shan ၶႃ (khǎa), Tai Nüa ᥑᥣᥴ (xáa), Ahom 𑜁𑜡 (khā), Bouyei gal.

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /ka˨˦/
  • Tone numbers: ga1
  • Hyphenation: ga

ga (Sawndip forms 𮛑 or or or , 1957–1982 spelling ga)

  1. (anatomy) leg
  2. leg (of a chair, table, etc.)

ga (1957–1982 spelling ga)

  1. quarter of (a butchered four-legged animal)
  2. one of a pair of long, thin objects (shoes, socks, gloves, chopsticks, etc.)

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