guna

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit गुण (guṇa, 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]

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

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