fena

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Franco-Provençal[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fēmina, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁-m̥n-eh₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fena f

  1. woman

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

fēna

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

Mapudungun[edit]

Noun[edit]

fena (using Unified Alphabet)

  1. oats

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

fena

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of fenar
  2. second-person singular (tu) affirmative imperative of fenar

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Swedish fina, of common Germanic origins. Possibly related to the Latin pinna (tip, point).

Noun[edit]

fena c

  1. The protruding appendage on a marine animal; fin, flipper.
  2. A stabilizing structural detail on various vehicles; fin.
  3. In the idiom inte röra en fena, "not moving a fin"; to stay completely still, to not move a muscle.
    De rörde inte en fena medan fiendepatrullen gick förbi.
    They didn't move a muscle as the enemy patrol passed by.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Short for fenomenal. Its use as a noun is claimed to be a misunderstanding.[1]

Adjective[edit]

fena (not comparable)

  1. very good, skilled, phenomenal
Declension[edit]

Not compared or deflected.

Noun[edit]

fena c

  1. In the idiom vara en fena på något, literally "to be a fin at something", to be good at something.
    Hon var en riktig fena på att köra bil.
    She was really good at driving.
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Fena på och haj på, Dagens Nyheter, 6 september 2008.