daawa1nA reason; excuse for doing s.t.; a denial aimed at an accusation against one.Oy daawa nu bay sinumariya meꞌ pulis?What was your excuse when you were interrogated by the police?2vTo give an excuse or reason for doing s.t.Subay mahap leꞌ nu ngandaawa man Mayul mari ko yaꞌ kamultahan.You should give a good reason to the mayor so you won’t be fined.Daa na ku daawahan nu.Don’t give me any excuses anymore.Derivativepadadaawa/pangandaawaroot formpadadaawa/pangandaawa