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English

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Etymology

From the first syllable of the Latin word famuli, extracted of the poem Mira gestorum famuli tuorum.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
fa

Plural
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fa ({{{1}}})
  1. (music) A syllable used in solfège to represent the fourth note of a major scale.

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Catalan

Etymology 1

Noun

fa

  1. (music) A syllable used in sol-fa to represent the fourth note of a major scale.

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Etymology 2

From the Catalan verb fer (to do).

Interjection

fa

  1. (dialectal) A particle used in some dialects to emphasize a negative sentence.
    Fa que no es veu!
    literally, “it does that it doesn’t is seen!”, meaning “it’s obvious!”

Hungarian

Etymology

From the same Uralic root *puwe as the Finnish and Estonian puu.

Pronunciation

Adjective

fa (not comparable)

  1. wooden (mostly in compounds)

Noun

fa (plural fák)

  1. Material beneath the bark of the trunk or branches of a tree; wood.
  2. Tree.

Declension

Derived terms

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Italian

Verb form

fa

  1. third person singular present tense of fare
  2. second person singular imperative of fare ; synonyms fai or fa'

Adverb

fa [[Category:Template:lang:it adverbs|fa]]

  1. ago

Synonyms

Noun

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fa m. inv.

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

Lojban

Particle

fa (cmavo)

  1. Indicates that the following word or phrase is the x1 sumti

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Mandarin

Verb

fa (Pinyin fā, traditional , simplified )

  1. send out

fa

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, , , , or .

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Scots

Etymology

Variant of English who.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

fa

  1. (Doric) who
    Fa's this quine, en?

Swahili

Verb

fa

  1. to die

Volapük

Preposition

fa

  1. by (indicating an agent)

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