bona

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See also: böna, bōna, and bøna

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

bona (comparative more bona, superlative most bona)

  1. (Polari) Good.
    • 1966, Kenneth Horne, "Bona Tattoos" in: Round the Horne, series 2
      SANDY: Oh, get him ! The vanity of the man. Well, p'raps not Nelson then. How about reproductions of great masterpieces?
      JULIAN: A bona idea. Now, let me see...
    • 1997, James Gardiner, Who's a pretty boy then?, page 137
      Will you take a varder at the cartz on the feely-omi in the naf strides: the one with the bona blue ogles polarying the omi-palone with a vogue on and a cod sheitel.
    • 1997, Ian Lucas, "The Color of His Eyes: Polari and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence" in: Anna Livia, Kira Hall (editors), Queerly Phrased: Language, Gender, and Sexuality, page 90
      Bona to vada you.

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bona

  1. feminine form of bo

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Common Romance, ultimately from Latin bonus.

Adjective[edit]

bona (plural bonaj, accusative singular bonan, accusative plural bonajn)

  1. good
    • 1910, L. L. Zamenhof, "Proverbaro Esperanta":
      Mensoganto devas havi bonan memoron.
      A liar has to have a good memory.

Ido[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bona

  1. good

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bona

  1. feminine form of bono

Ladin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bona f

  1. feminine form of bon

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inflection of the adjective bonus (good).

Adjective[edit]

bona

  1. nominative feminine singular of bonus
  2. nominative neuter plural of bonus
  3. accusative neuter plural of bonus
  4. vocative feminine singular of bonus
  5. vocative neuter plural of bonus

bonā

  1. ablative feminine singular of bonus

Etymology 2[edit]

Feminine of the noun bonus (a good man).

Noun[edit]

bona f (genitive bonae); first declension

  1. A good or brave woman.
Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative bona bonae
genitive bonae bonārum
dative bonae bonīs
accusative bonam bonās
ablative bonā bonīs
vocative bona bonae

Etymology 3[edit]

Inflection of the noun bonum (a good thing).

Noun[edit]

bona

  1. nominative plural of bonum
  2. accusative plural of bonum
  3. vocative plural of bonum

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *baunō, whence also Old English bēan, Old Norse baun.

Noun[edit]

bōna f

  1. (botany) A bean

Descendants[edit]


Old Provençal[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bona f

  1. feminine form of bon

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *baunō, whence also Old English bēan, Old Norse baun.

Noun[edit]

bōna f

  1. (botany) A bean

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

bona

  1. definite plural of bo

Verb[edit]

bona

  1. to wax or polish a floor
    en hvirflande vals på slottssalens bonade och försåtligt hala parkettgolf.
    a whirling walz on the waxed and treacherously slippery parquet floor of the castle hall
  2. (rare or archaic) to equip, to decorate, to dress, to wrap (see also ombona)

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Venetian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bona

  1. feminine form of bon

Zulu[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

bona (combining stem -bo)

  1. they, them (class 2)
  2. it (class 14)

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Verb[edit]

-bona

  1. (transitive) to see
  2. (transitive) to understand, to comprehend
  3. (transitive) to recognise
  4. (transitive) to seek out, to visit

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