Aba, Abā: 6 definitions


Aba means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi, Hindi, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Alternative spellings of this word include Aab.

Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Aba in Colombia is the name of a plant defined with Zea mays in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Zea hirta Bonaf. (among others).

2) Aba in Nigeria is also identified with Lophira alata It has the synonym Lophira africana Banks ex G. Don (etc.).

3) Aba in Philippines is also identified with Colocasia esculenta It has the synonym Zantedeschia virosa (Roxb.) K. Koch (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Bengal Pl.
· Supplementum carpologiae. . . . 3: 52, t. 188. 1805, A General History of the Dichlamydeous Plants 1: 814. 1831 and Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 15: 186–188. 1901, Exploration Botanique de l’Afrique Occidentale Française ... 5: 154. 1909, Journal of Natural Products 69(8): 1206–1208. 2006, (1805)
· Cyclopedia of American Horticulture (2006)
· Botanical Museum Leaflets (1932)
· Species Plantarum (1753)
· Magasin Encyclopédique (1801)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

abā (अबा).—m A term of respectful compellation or mention for a male.

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abā (अबा).—interj & noun f See abba & abbā.

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āba (आब).—m Credit, reputation, repute (as for probity, integrity, wealth, learning). 2 Creditableness, respectableness; taking or imposing character or appearance (of a person, proceeding, business). Ex. āpaṇa pāṅgharūṇācā āba ṭhēvāvā pāṅgharūṇa āpalā āba ṭhēvīla.

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ābā (आबा).—m A term of respectful compellation or mention for a male.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

abā (अबा).—m A term of respectful compella- tion or mention for a male.

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āba (आब).—m Credit; reputation. Creditable ness. Imposing character or appear ance (of a person, business &c.) as, āpaṇa pāṅgharuṇācā āba ṭhēvāvā. pāṅgharuṇa āpalā āba ṭhēvīla.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aba (अब).—= अम्ब (amba) q. v.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Hindi dictionary

Source: DDSA: A practical Hindi-English dictionary

1) Aba (अब) [Also spelled ab]:—(adv) now; —[] recent, modern; —[kī/ke] this time; next time; —[jākara] at long last; -[taba karanā] to evade, to dilly-dally; -[taba honā] to be on the verge of death; —[se] now onwards, in future; —[pachatāye hota kyā jaba ciḍiyā cuga gaī kheta] to cry over spilt milk, to waste one’s regrets.

2) Āba (आब) [Also spelled aab]:—(nf) lustre, brilliance; water; -[tāba] splendour, brilliance, lustre; ~[dāra] brilliant, lustrous; a servant who serves water, bearer.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Abā (ಅಬಾ):—[interjection] an interjection expressing astonishment or praise.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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