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, phonetic character, literally “borrowed character”, from the way that kana were originally Chinese characters "borrowed" for their phonetic values).

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kana (plural kana)

  1. The hiragana and katakana syllabaries. These are made up of characters that represent individual syllables, which are are used to write Japanese words and particles. 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]

Chicken portrait.jpg

Etymology[edit]

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Related to Finnish kana.

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.

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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. Related to Estonian kana.

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

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Kanne, from Proto-Germanic *kannǭ.

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Noun[edit]

kana f (diminutive kanka)

  1. jug, pot (e.g. for coffee or tea)

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Romani[edit]

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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

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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

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kàna f (Cyrillic spelling ка̀на)

  1. kana
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Swahili[edit]

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kana

  1. to deny, to reject

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Swedish[edit]

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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]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

kana (genitive singular kanan, partitive singular kanad, partitive plural kanoid)

  1. chicken

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References[edit]

  • "курица" in Uz' venä-vepsläine vajehnik/Новый русско-вепсский словарь (Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ), Nina G. Zaiceva, Maria I. Mullonen, 2007.

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Etymology[edit]

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Related to Estonian kana.

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Noun[edit]

kana (genitive kana, partitive kanna)

  1. chicken

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