nana

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See also: nānā and naná

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

An aphetic form of banana.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nana (plural nanas)

  1. (informal) Short form of banana, the fruit.
  2. (slang) A fool.
    You look a right nana dressed up like that.

Etymology 2[edit]

Variant spelling of nanna.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nana (plural nanas)

  1. (informal) A pet name for one's grandmother.
  2. A nanny.

Anagrams[edit]


Bambara[edit]

Verb[edit]

nana

  1. Past tense of na.

Chickasaw[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nana

  1. something

Alternative forms[edit]

nanna

Darkinjung[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nana

  1. him (3rd person singular accusative)

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Spanish enano, enana.

Adjective[edit]

nana (plural nanaj, accusative singular nanan, accusative plural nanajn)

  1. dwarf

Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Oceanic *nanaq, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Noun[edit]

nana

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive form of Anne, Anna, popularised after Zola's 1880 novel Nana.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nana f (plural nanas)

  1. (slang) chick, bird (especially when attractive)

Anagrams[edit]

External links[edit]


Garawa[edit]

Determiner[edit]

nana

  1. that

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Ilana Mushin, A Grammar of (Western) Garrwa (2012)

Ilocano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Noun[edit]

nána

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

Isnag[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Noun[edit]

nána

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nana

  1. feminine form of nano

Noun[edit]

nana f (plural nane)

  1. (female) dwarf

Anagrams[edit]


Ivatan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Noun[edit]

nana

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nana

  1. rōmaji reading of なな

Krisa[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

nana

  1. I

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nāna f (genitive nānae); first declension

  1. dwarf (female)

Related terms[edit]

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative nāna nānae
genitive nānae nānārum
dative nānae nānīs
accusative nānam nānās
ablative nānā nānīs
vocative nāna nānae

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nana

  1. genitive singular of nan
  2. accusative singular of nan
  3. nominative dual of nan

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Tamil அண்ணா (aṇṇā).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nana

  1. brother (older male sibling)

See also[edit]


Marshallese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • MED Phonemes: {nahnah}
  • IPA Phonemes: /nʲaɰnʲaɰ/
  • IPA Articulation: [nʲæ͡ɑɑ̯nʲæ͡ɑɑ̯]

Adjective[edit]

nana

  1. bad.
  2. wicked.
  3. evil.
  4. inedible.

References[edit]


Nias[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *nanah, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Noun[edit]

nana

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Of expressive/onomatopoetic origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nǎːna/
  • Hyphenation: na‧na

Noun[edit]

nána f (Cyrillic spelling на́на)

  1. mother
  2. grandmother

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish نعنع (nane), from Arabic نَعْنَع (naʾnaʾ), نَعْنَاع (naʾnāʾ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nǎːna/
  • Hyphenation: na‧na

Noun[edit]

nána f (Cyrillic spelling на́на)

  1. mint
Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • nana” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • nana” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Simeulue[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *nanah, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Noun[edit]

nana

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

nana f (plural nanas)

  1. (Latin America) nanny

Synonyms[edit]


Tahitian[edit]

Interjection[edit]

nana

  1. bye

Toba Batak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *nanah, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

nana (Batak spelling ᯉᯉ)

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

Wanyi[edit]

Determiner[edit]

nana

  1. that

References[edit]

  • Mary Laughren, Rob Pensalfini, Tom Mylne, Accounting for verb-initial order in an Australian language, in Verb First: On the syntax of verb-initial languages (2005)