ñaña

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See also: nana, Nana, naná, nāna, na-na, nana-, nānā, and ñāṇa

Asturian[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

ñaña

  1. feminine singular of ñañu

Quechua[edit]

Noun[edit]

ñaña

  1. sister of a woman
  2. sister of a sister

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain, but probably cognate or derived from nana, of echoic/imitative infantile origin, seen in languages across the world.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ñaña f (uncountable)

  1. (colloquial, Andes, Colombia) sister, especially a liked one
    Ella no es mi prima, es mi ñaña.
    She's not my cousin, she's my sister.
  2. (colloquial, informal, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru) sister
    Oye, ñaña, acompáñame a la panadería para el desayuno.
    Hey, sister, come with me to the bakery for breakfast.
  3. (Latin America, dated) nursemaid, wet nurse
  4. (Spain, rare, informal, dated) maternal grandmother