penna

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin penna (feather)

Noun[edit]

penna (plural pennae)

  1. a contour feather

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Breton[edit]

Adjective[edit]

penna

  1. main, principal

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin penna (feather).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛnːɒ/
  • Hyphenation: pen‧na

Noun[edit]

penna (plural pennák)

  1. (obsolete) pen
  2. (archaic) feather

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin penna and pinna, from Proto-Italic *petnā, from Proto-Indo-European *péth₂r̥ ~ pth₂én- (feather, wing).

Pronunciation[edit]

pénna, /ˈpenna/, /"penna/

Noun[edit]

penna f (plural penne)

  1. feather
  2. pen
  3. (in plural) penne (type of pasta)

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *petnā, from Proto-Indo-European *péth₂r̥ ~ pth₂én- (feather, wing), from *peth₂- (to fly).

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Noun[edit]

penna f (genitive pennae); first declension

  1. feather, especially a flight-feather
  2. wing, fin
  3. quill pen

Usage notes[edit]

  • The two forms penna and pinna coexist in classical Latin, with the pe- spelling reflecting the phonetic evolution of the short Latin i.[1]
  • Some say the two forms penna and pinna were originally two different nouns, the former from old pesna, petna (wing) from Proto-Indo-European *peth₂- (to fly), the latter for pitna (a sharp point, cf. Spanish peña and Portuguese penha).

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Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative penna pennae
genitive pennae pennārum
dative pennae pennīs
accusative pennam pennās
ablative pennā pennīs
vocative penna pennae

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Octavia: A Play Attributed to Seneca. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Rolando Ferri. Cambridge University Press, 2003. p392.
  • penna in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin

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Noun[edit]

penna c

  1. A tool for writing; a pen or a pencil.

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