bena

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See also: béna and Bena

Gaulish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *bena, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷenh₂-. Akin to Old Irish ben (Irish bean (woman)), Welsh benyw (woman), Ancient Greek γυνή (gunē, woman, female, wife) (Greek γυναίκα (gynaíka, woman, wife), English -gyny) and Old English cwene (woman) (English queen).

Noun[edit]

bena f

  1. a woman
  2. a wife

References[edit]

  • 2003, Xavier Delamarre, Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise: Une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental, page 72:
  • 2009, Ranko Matasović, Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic, page 61:

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic بنى (banā)

Verb[edit]

bena (imperfect jibni)

  1. build

Conjugation[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bena n

  1. definite plural of ben

Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bena m

  1. petitioner, requester

Declension[edit]


Swedish[edit]

A "bena" passing over the middle of the skull, also known as a "mittbena"

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

bena c

  1. a way of combing hair in which a line is formed, the hair to the right of which is combed to the right, and the hair to the left is combed to the left; the line so formed
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

bena (present benar, preterite benade, supine benat , imperative bena )

  1. to comb the hair into a "bena"

Etymology 2[edit]

From ben (bone).

Verb[edit]

bena (present benar, preterite benade, supine benat , imperative bena )

  1. (followed by ur) remove bones from a fish which is to be eaten
  2. (followed by ut) to attack a problem; to start to untangle a logical mess