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See also AA, A.A., A-A, A.-A., ää, and ʻaʻā

Translingual

Abbreviation

aa

  1. The ISO 639-1 official language code of Afar

Synonyms

  • aar (ISO 639-3)

English

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Etymology

From Hawaiian ʻaʻā.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
aa

Plural
-

aa (-)
  1. Alternative spelling of ʻaʻā. A form of lava flow associated with Hawaiian-type volcanoes, consisting of basaltic rock, usually dark-colored with a jagged and loose, clinkery surface. Compare pahoehoe.
    Quotations
    • 1859 - R. C. Haskell in American journal of science and arts, series XXVIII
      We...saw ‘pahoihoi’ or solid lava forming, and also ‘aa’ or clinkers.
    • 1883 - Clarence E. Dutton in the fourth Annual report of the United States Geological Survey
      The second form of the lavas is called by the natives a-a, and its contrast with pahoehoe is about the greatest imaginable. It consists mainly of clinkers sometimes detached, sometimes partially agglutinated together with a bristling array of sharp, jagged, angular fragments.
    • 1944 - Charles A. Cotton: Volcanoes as landscape forms
      Cooling and solidification frequently takes a different course...in lava flows, producing the clinker-like ‘aa’ lava.

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Translations


Estonian

Interjection

aa

  1. An interjection expressing recognition -
    Aa, see oled sina. : Oh, it's you.
  2. An interjection expressing understanding -
    Aa, saan aru. : Ah, I understand.

Finnish

Noun

aa (stem a-*)

  1. The letter A, a.

Norwegian

Letter

aa

  1. Obsolete form of å

Scots

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Pronoun

aa

  1. all

Tagalog

Noun

aa

  1. dirt, filth (used when speaking to small children about anything dirty and also used by the children themselves)

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