There are 3 definitions of -a in English:

-a1

suffix

  • Forming:
  • 1Ancient or Latinized modern names of animals and plants: primula
  • 2Names of oxides: baryta
  • 3Geographical names: Africa
  • 4Ancient or Latinized modern feminine forenames: Lydia
  • 5Nouns from Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish: duenna stanza

Origin

representing a Greek, Latin, or Romance feminine singular.

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Word of the day tortie
Pronunciation: ˈtɔːtiː
noun
a tortoiseshell cat

There are 3 definitions of -a in English:

-a2

suffix

  • Forming plural nouns:
  • 1From Greek or Latin neuter plurals corresponding to a singular in -um or -on (such as addenda, phenomena).
  • 2In names (often from modern Latin) of zoological groups: Insectivora

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-a3

suffix

informal
  • 1Of: coupla
  • 2Have: mighta
  • 3To: oughta

Origin

representing a casual pronunciation.

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