-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.

Usage notes[edit]

All the formations from this suffix are pluralia tantum.

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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)

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-āna

  1. nominative feminine singular of -ānus
  2. nominative neuter plural of -ānus
  3. accusative neuter plural of -ānus
  4. vocative feminine singular of -ānus
  5. vocative neuter plural of -ānus

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ānā

  1. ablative feminine singular of -ānus

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.

Spanish[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ana f ‎(masculine -ano)

  1. Feminine form of -ano

Zulu[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Suffix[edit]

-ana

  1. Diminutive suffix, used to derive a noun meaning something smaller or younger, or a small amount.
Derived terms[edit]


Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Bantu *-ana.

Suffix[edit]

-ana

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