arena

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English[edit]

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An arena.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin arena (sand, arena), from an earlier *hasēna (compare Sabine fasēna), possibly from Etruscan.

Noun[edit]

arena (plural arenas or arenæ)

  1. An enclosed area, often outdoor, for the presentation of sporting events (sports arena) or other spectacular events; earthen area, often oval, specifically for rodeos (N. America) or circular area for bullfights (especially Hispanic America).
    A large crowd filled the seats of the arena.
  2. The building housing such an area.
    The arena is grey with white beams.
  3. (historical) The sand-covered centre of an amphitheatre where contests were held in Ancient Rome.
    The gladiators entered the arena.
  4. A realm in which important events unfold.
    The company was a player in the maritime insurance arena.

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Asturian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

arena f (plural arenes)

  1. sand

Derived terms[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin arena. See also rena.

Noun[edit]

arena f (plural arene)

  1. Sand
  2. Beach or lido
  3. Space in a classical amphitheatre; arena
  4. Bullring and similar sporting spaces

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an earlier *hasēna (compare Sabine fasēna), possibly from Etruscan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

arēna f (genitive arēnae); first declension

  1. Alternative form of harēna
  2. vocative singular of arēna

arēnā f

  1. ablative singular of arēna

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative arēna arēnae
genitive arēnae arēnārum
dative arēnae arēnīs
accusative arēnam arēnās
ablative arēnā arēnīs
vocative arēna arēnae

Descendants[edit]


Neapolitan[edit]

Noun[edit]

arena f

  1. sand

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin arēna (sand), from possibly Etruscan *hasena. See also areia.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

arena f (plural arenas)

  1. arena

Sardinian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish arena, from Latin arena.

Noun[edit]

arena

  1. sand

Scots[edit]

Verb[edit]

arena

  1. aren't

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /arěːna/
  • Hyphenation: a‧re‧na

Noun[edit]

aréna f (Cyrillic spelling аре́на)

  1. arena

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin arena.

Noun[edit]

arena f (plural arenas)

  1. sand, gravel
    arena muertapure sand (useless for cultivation)
    arena movedizaquicksand
    chorro de arena — sandblast
  2. bullfight arena; boxing ring

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

arena c

  1. an arena

Declension[edit]