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ta

1

[ tah ]

interjection

, British Slang.
  1. thank you.


2

[ tah ]

noun

  1. the third letter of the Arabic alphabet.

ṭā

3

[ tah ]

noun

  1. the 16th letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Ta

4
Symbol, Chemistry.
  1. tantalum.

TA

5

abbreviation for

  1. teaching assistant.
  2. transit authority.

ta

1

/ tɑː /

interjection

  1. informal.
    thank you


TA

2

abbreviation for

  1. Territorial Army (now superseded by TAVR )

Ta

3

the chemical symbol for

  1. tantalum
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Word History and Origins

Origin of ta1

First recorded in 1765–75; by infantile shortening and alteration

Origin of ta2

From Arabic

Origin of ta3

From Arabic
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Word History and Origins

Origin of ta1

C18: imitative of baby talk
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Example Sentences

I gotta say—I think this past year was pretty bad for music.

I said it and I gotta stand on it, but it is an interesting situation.

Gotta have the beret and megaphone if I want people to take me seriously!

“You gotta play ‘Halo’ for your angel-fish,” she instructs.

You kind of just gotta go out, live your life, and be happy with who you are.

The girl seemed to love her well in return, and called her endearingly Tan'tante.

If the Pawnees came here instead of Ma-to-ho-ta they would have run off that pony.

Purtúna nga miabut ka kay gikinahanglan ta ka, It is a good thing you came because I need you.

Iripurt ta ka sa manidyǐr, I shall report you to the manager.

Musinabadu lang ku ug pangagwa basta lang mahumut ta, I will use the perfume sparingly just enough to smell sweet.

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