kana

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See also: kanā, kána, kāna, känä, and Kaňa

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 仮名 (kana, syllabary).

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Noun[edit]

kana (plural kana)

  1. The hiragana and katakana syllabaries. These are used to write Japanese words and particles using characters that represent syllables. Kana are derived from kanji.
  2. A hiragana or katakana character.
  3. plural form of kana

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Apalaí[edit]

Noun[edit]

kana

  1. fish

Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic (compare Welsh canu, Irish canadh).

Verb[edit]

kana

  1. to sing

Estonian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

kana (genitive kana, partitive kana)

  1. chicken
  2. hen

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Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kaən, from Proto-Austronesian *kaən.

Verb[edit]

kana

  1. to eat (consume)

Noun[edit]

kana

  1. meal

Finnish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from a Germanic language, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *hanô.

Noun[edit]

kana

  1. chicken (domestic fowl of species Gallus gallus, Gallus domesticus)
  2. hen (female chicken)
  3. chicken (meat from this bird eaten as food)
  4. (taxonomy) gallinaceous; when used as modifier in some compound terms
    kanalintu = gallinaceous bird
  5. (derogatory) hen (unintelligent, talkative woman)
  6. (archaic) woman, sweetheart
    • 1835, Elias Lönnrot, Kalevala:
      Sanoi Pohjolan emäntä, itse lausui, noin nimesi:/ Kummallenp' on mielit mennä, kun tulevat tahtomahan/ ikuiseksi ystäväksi, kainaloiseksi kanaksi?
      Said the mistress of Pohjola, stated herself, thus worded:/ To which one do you want to go, when they come to woo you/ to be their eternal friend, a chicken under their arm?
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The word kana usually refers to a mature bird. The Finnish translation for "chicken" in the sense "young hen" is kananpoika or broileri.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Japanese

Noun[edit]

kana

  1. kana (Japanese syllabary)

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kana

  1. rōmaji reading of かな

Romani[edit]

Adverb[edit]

kana

  1. when

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

kana m (uncountable)

  1. kana (Japanese syllabaries)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Turkish kına, from Arabic حِنَّاء (hinnā'), from verb حَنَّأَ (hann'a).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kâna/
  • Hyphenation: ka‧na

Noun[edit]

kȁna f (Cyrillic spelling ка̏на)

  1. henna
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Japanese 仮名 (kana).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kǎna/
  • Hyphenation: ka‧na

Noun[edit]

kàna f (Cyrillic spelling ка̀на)

  1. kana
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Swahili[edit]

Verb[edit]

kana

  1. to deny, to reject

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

kana c

  1. slide (mostly as a toy)

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kana (present kanar, preterite kanade, supine kanat, imperative kana)

  1. to slide (mostly of people or vehicles, relating to icy ground)

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Veps[edit]

Noun[edit]

kana

  1. chicken

Võro[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

kana (genitive kana, partitive kanna, plural kanaq)

  1. chicken