gunna

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apparently due to eye dialect.

Contraction[edit]

gunna

  1. (rare) Alternative spelling of gonna.
    • 1915, George Bronson-Howard, God’s Man,[1] The Bobbs-Merrill Company, page 132,
      “Oh, yes, I can,” answered Pink, “you’re gunna try to make me think you’re stuck on Beau. What you’re gunna give him you was [sic] saving for me. See? I’m jerry.” And he laughed at her encrimsoned face.
    • a. 1972, J. R. Simplot, quoted in Neal R. Peirce, The Mountain States of America: People, Politics, and Power in the Eight Rocky Mountain States,[2] W. W. Norton & Company (1972), ISBN 0393052559, page 134,
      We have the products here, the raw materials, the know-how to do it. That’s simple, and we’re gunna do it.
    • 2007, Mallory Dunn, The Letters,[3] Xlibris Corporation, ISBN 1-4257-5943-2, page 14,
      “Always, Drake. No police officer will ever hold you down.” Myrick looked around. “Man, I hate hospitals. Let’s get out of here. I’m gunna go sign that paper work.” [sic] Myrick turned towards the door as he escaped the pressing moment with his son.

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish gunna, from Middle English gunne.

Noun[edit]

gunna m (genitive gunna, nominative plural gunnaí)

  1. gun

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gunna ghunna ngunna
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish gunna, from Middle English gunne

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gunna m (genitive gunna, plural gunnachan)

  1. gun, musket
  2. cannon

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • The Illustrated Gaelic-English Dictionary (Birlinn Limited, 1901-1911, Compiled by Edward Dwelly)
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)