-ana

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin -āna (neuter plural of -ānus).

Suffix[edit]

-ana

  1. a collection of things that relate to a specific place, person, etc.
    Synonyms: -ia, -ica

Usage notes[edit]

All the formations from this suffix are pluralia tantum.

Derived terms[edit]


Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ana

  1. feminine singular of

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

-a- (linking vowel) +‎ -na (conditional suffix)

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ana

  1. (personal suffix) Used to form the third-person singular present tense of verbs (conditional mood, indefinite conjugation).
    tanít (to teach)tanítana (he/she would teach)

Usage notes[edit]

  • (personal suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -na is added to most back vowel verbs
    vár (to wait)várna (he/she would wait)
    -ne is added to most front vowel verbs
    kér (to ask)kérne (he/she would ask)
    -ana is added to back vowel verbs ending in two consonants or in a long vowel + t (exceptions áll, száll, varr, forr, lát)
    mond (to say something)mondana (he/she would say something)
    tanít (to teach)tanítana (he/she would teach)
    -ene is added to front vowel verbs ending in two consonants or in a long vowel + t
    fest (to paint)festene (he/she would paint)
    segít (to help)segítene (he/she would help)

See also[edit]


Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-āna

  1. inflection of -ānus:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural

Suffix[edit]

-ānā

  1. ablative feminine singular of -ānus

Northern Ndebele[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà (child). The development of this suffix in Nguni seems to be due to influence from Khoe languages.

Suffix[edit]

-ana

  1. Noun diminutive suffix, creates a noun meaning something smaller or younger, or a small amount.
Derived terms[edit]



Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ana

  1. Verbal noun (neuter), formed on root.

Usage notes[edit]

Independent vowels and vowel bearers are shown in the list of alternative forms to accord with basic grammar rules. These are converted to dependent vowels when the suffix is used.

Derived terms[edit]

Words using this suffix are listed in their own category. Note that normally only the Latin script forms are listed, as etymology sections are normally restricted to the Latin script form.



Phuthi[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà (child). The development of this suffix in Nguni seems to be due to influence from Khoe languages.

Suffix[edit]

-ana

  1. Noun diminutive suffix, creates a noun meaning something smaller or younger, or a small amount.
  2. Adjective diminutive suffix, creates an adjective meaning "somewhat", "rather".
Derived terms[edit]


Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *-ana, from Proto-Bantu *-ana.

Suffix[edit]

-ana

  1. each other; forms reciprocal verbs.
Derived terms[edit]
Category Phuthi words suffixed with -ana (reciprocal) not found



Portuguese[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ana f (masculine -ano)

  1. feminine singular of -ano
  2. feminine equivalent of -ano

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ana (Cyrillic spelling -ана)

  1. Suffix appended to words to create a feminine noun, usually denoting a place where an action occurs, relatives or to form a proper name.

Southern Ndebele[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà (child). The development of this suffix in Nguni seems to be due to influence from Khoe languages.

Suffix[edit]

-ana

  1. Noun diminutive suffix, creates a noun meaning something smaller or younger, or a small amount.
Derived terms[edit]



Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ana f (masculine -ano)

  1. feminine singular of -ano

Swazi[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà (child). The development of this suffix in Nguni seems to be due to influence from Khoe languages.

Suffix[edit]

-ana

  1. Noun diminutive suffix, creates a noun meaning something smaller or younger, or a small amount.
  2. Adjective diminutive suffix, creates an adjective meaning "somewhat", "rather".
Derived terms[edit]


Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *-ana, from Proto-Bantu *-ana.

Suffix[edit]

-ana

  1. each other; forms reciprocal verbs.
Derived terms[edit]
Category Swazi words suffixed with -ana (reciprocal) not found



Xhosa[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà (child). The development of this suffix in Nguni seems to be due to influence from Khoe languages.

Suffix[edit]

-ana

  1. Noun diminutive suffix, creates a noun meaning something smaller or younger, or a small amount.
  2. Adjective diminutive suffix, creates an adjective meaning "somewhat", "rather".
Derived terms[edit]


Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *-ana, from Proto-Bantu *-ana.

Suffix[edit]

-ana

  1. each other; forms reciprocal verbs.
Derived terms[edit]
Category Xhosa words suffixed with -ana (reciprocal) not found



Zulu[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà (child). The development of this suffix in Nguni seems to be due to influence from Khoe languages.

Suffix[edit]

-ana

  1. Noun diminutive suffix, creates a noun meaning something smaller or younger, or a small amount.
  2. Adjective diminutive suffix, creates an adjective meaning "somewhat", "rather".
  3. (used in compounds) child
Derived terms[edit]


Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *-ana, from Proto-Bantu *-ana.

Suffix[edit]

-ana

  1. each other; forms reciprocal verbs.
Derived terms[edit]


References[edit]