Verna

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See also: verna

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined in the nineteenth century, from Latin vernus ‎(spring-like) or as a feminine of Vernon.

Proper noun[edit]

Verna

  1. A female given name
    • 2009 Alice Munro, Too Much Happiness, Chatto & Windus, ISBN 9780701183059, page 196:
      I dislike peppermint flavouring to this day. And the name Verna — I dislike that. It doesn't sound like spring to me, or like green grass or garlands of flowers or girls in flimsy dresses. It sounds more like a trail of obstinate peppermint, - - -

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Swedish Verna in the end of the 19th century. Usually explained as Latin vernus ‎(springlike).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈʋernɑ]
  • Hyphenation: Ver‧na

Proper noun[edit]

Verna

  1. A female given name.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Verna (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Verna Vernat
genitive Vernan Vernojen
partitive Vernaa Vernoja
illative Vernaan Vernoihin
singular plural
nominative Verna Vernat
accusative nom. Verna Vernat
gen. Vernan
genitive Vernan Vernojen
Vernainrare
partitive Vernaa Vernoja
inessive Vernassa Vernoissa
elative Vernasta Vernoista
illative Vernaan Vernoihin
adessive Vernalla Vernoilla
ablative Vernalta Vernoilta
allative Vernalle Vernoille
essive Vernana Vernoina
translative Vernaksi Vernoiksi
instructive Vernoin
abessive Vernatta Vernoitta
comitative Vernoineen

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A 19th century feminine form of Verner, in analogy with the rare German name Werna. Also associated with Latin vernus ‎(springlike).

Proper noun[edit]

Verna

  1. A female given name.