Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Fa \Fa\ (f[aum]), n. [It.] (Mus.)
A syllable applied to the fourth tone of the diatonic scale in solmization.
The tone F.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
fourth note in Guidonian scale; see gamut. Used from 13c. in Old French. It represents the first syllable in Latin famulus.
n. (context music English) A syllable used in solfège to represent the fourth note of a major scale.
n. the syllable naming the fourth (subdominant) note of the diatonic scale in solmization
FA, Fa or fa may refer to:
Fa is a concept in Chinese philosophy that covers ethics, logic, and law. It can be translated as "law" in some contexts, but more often as "model" or "standard." First gaining importance in the Mohist school of thought, the concept was principally elaborated in Legalism. In the philosophy Han Fei the king is the sole source of fa (law), taught to the common people so that there would be harmonious society free of chance occurrences, disorder, and "appeal to privilege". High officials were not to be held above fa (law or protocol), nor were they to be allowed to independently create their own fa, uniting both executive fiat and rule of law.
Xunzi, a philosopher that would end up being foundational in Han dynasty Confucianism, also took up fa, suggesting that it could only be properly assessed by the Confucian sage (ruler), and that the most important fa were the very rituals that Mozi had ridiculed for their ostentatious waste and lack of benefit for the people at large.
Usage examples of "fa".
Orbit Approach, this is Starship Impris, Faber Eridani registry Sierra Alfa Niner-Four-Two-Seven-Two, with you at half a million kilometers.
Faber argues, from the very close similarity of all the differently named Mysteries, that they were all Arkite, all derived from one mass of traditions reaching from Noah and embodying his history.
Ah cannae make um dae it, no even Billy or Terry, nor Topsy and the boys fae the scheme that ah go tae Herts wi, oan the L.
Something that might tame the fae at last, and bring peace to a planet that had rarely known anything but chaos.
She could feel the force of the fae about her, bound by his need, urging her forward.
This they followed, his muttered words binding sufficient fae to steady their feet as they crossed.
Currents of fae flowed through the city in half a dozen directions, each carefully labeled as to its tenor and tidal discrepancies.
And smack dab in the middle of it was the wildest fae on any human continent, and by far the most dangerous.
When merely thinking about it opens up a channel for the dark fae to travel?
The Forest sits at the heart of a whirlpool, a focal point of dark fae that draws like to like, sucking all malevolent manifestations toward its, center.
The fae gathered around him, softly, and wove a picture that his mind could interpret.
A music unlike any other she had ever heard, delicate as the fae itself, formless as the night that bound it.
Even now the wild fae, loosed in hideous quantity by the earthquake, would be gravitating toward the minds that could manifest it.
A shapeless heap of blackened rubble was all that remained of the Fae Shoppe.
Do you think your sorcery can stand up to theirs, when they Work the fae as naturally as you breathe?