morena

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sotho morena, Northern Sotho morena, Tswana morena, from mo- (personal class prefix) + rena (to be rich, to be a leader).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (S Africa) IPA(key): /mɔˈɹenə/, /məˈɹenə/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /məˈɹeɪnə/

Noun[edit]

morena

  1. (South Africa) Someone in authority, a master or leader, especially among Sotho-speakers. (Chiefly as a form of address.) [from 19th c.]
    • 1979, André Brink, A Dry White Season, Vintage 1998, p. 93:
      Morena,’ said the old priest, clicking his tongue, ‘don't be angry with the boy.’

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

morena f (plural morene)

  1. (geology) moraine

Anagrams[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

morena f (plural morenas)

  1. (geology) debris (large rock fragments left by a melting glacier)
  2. feminine form of moreno

Synonyms[edit]

  • (fragments left by a glacier): moreia

Adjective[edit]

morena

  1. feminine form of moreno

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

morena

  1. feminine form of moreno

Noun[edit]

morena f (plural morenas, masculine moreno)

  1. dark-skinned person, brunette

Noun[edit]

morena f (plural morenas)

  1. moray

Tswana[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

morêna CLASS 1 (plural barena)

  1. lord, chief, master King