guna

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit गुण (guṇá, quality).

Noun[edit]

guna (plural gunas)

  1. (Sanskrit linguistics) A lengthening of the simple vowels a, i, e, by prefixing an a element.
  2. In Hindu philosophy, any of the three fundamental operating principles or tendencies of prakṛti (universal nature): sattva, rajas, and tamas.

Gamilaraay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central New South Wales *gunang, from Proto-Pama-Nyungan *kuna.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

guna

  1. excrement, faeces, shit

References[edit]

  • Barry Alpher Proto-Pama-Nyungan etyma, in Australian Languages: Classification and the Comparative Method, edited by Claire Bowern and Harold Koch (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2004)
  • Peter Austin, A Reference Dictionary of Gamilaraay, northern New South Wales (1993)

Hausa[edit]

Noun[edit]

gunā̀ f (plural gunoni)

  1. small melon
  2. An epithet for someone who is not as strong as expected.
  3. (colloquial) A girl who is physically mature with developed breasts.

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit.

Noun[edit]

guna

  1. use

Kriol[edit]

Noun[edit]

guna

  1. faeces
  2. anus

Verb[edit]

guna

  1. to defecate

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English goon.

Noun[edit]

guna m (plural gunas)

  1. (Portugal, informal) a street thug whose major criminal offence is robbery committed as a gang action