gena

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See also: Gena, genă, -gena, gêna, genā, and ĝena

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, the cheek.

Noun[edit]

gena

  1. (zoology) The cheek; the feathered side of the under mandible of a bird.
  2. (zoology) The part of the head to which the jaws of an insect are attached.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Gaulish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Maybe from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénu-, *ǵénus. Compare Welsh gen, Old Irish gin, giun, Latin gena.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

genā f

  1. (anatomy) cheek

Declension[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵénu-, *ǵénus (chin, jaw, cheek). Cognates include Ancient Greek γένυς (génus), Sanskrit हनु (hánu), Persian چانه (čâne), Tocharian A śanwem, Old Armenian ծնաւտ (cnawt), Lithuanian žandas, Welsh gen, and Old English ċinn (English chin).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gena f (genitive genae); first declension

  1. cheek
  2. eye socket
  3. (rare) eye or eyelid

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative gena genae
genitive genae genārum
dative genae genīs
accusative genam genās
ablative genā genīs
vocative gena genae

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • genene (neuter and masculine)

Noun[edit]

gena n, m

  1. definite neuter plural of gen

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

gena n, m

  1. definite neuter plural of gen

Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

gena

  1. to take a short cut

Related terms[edit]