ananas

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See also: Ananas, anánas, ananás, and ananas'

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either directly from Old Tupi nanas (excellent fruit), or from the taxonomic name thence derived, Ananas, likely under the influence of the many other languages which use the Old Tupi-derived designation ananas for the fruit.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ananas (plural ananasses)

  1. (obsolete) Pineapple.

Alternative forms[edit]

Translations[edit]

References[edit]

  • Ananas” listed on page 306 of volume I (A–B) of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles [1st ed., 1885]
      Ananas (ănēⁱ·năs, -ā·năs). Also anana. [So in most of the languages of Europe; app. from a native Peruvian name Nanas, it having been first seen by Europeans in Peru, and described under the name Nanas by André Thevenet, a monk, in 1555. Through mistaking the final -s for a plural sign, some have made the sing. anana.] [¶] 1. The pine-apple plant (Ananassa sativa) or fruit. [¶] 1613 Purchas Pilgr. I. v. xii. 431 Of their fruits Ananas is reckoned one of the best: In taste like an Apricocke, in shew a farre off like an Artichoke, but without prickles, very sweet of sent. 1714 Mandeville Fab. Bees (1733) II. 219 The first ananas, or pine-apple, that was brought to perfection in England, grew in his [Sir M. Decker’s] garden at Richmond. 1727 Thomson Summer 685 Witness, thou best anâna, thou the pride Of vegetable Life. 1811 T. Baldwin (title) Short Practical Directions for the Culture of the Ananas, or Pine-apple Tree. 1841 D’Israeli Amen. Lit. II. 229 [Rawleigh] had given..England the Virginian tobacco, and perhaps the delicious ananas. [¶] 2. An allied West Indian fruit, the Penguin (Bromelia Pinguin). J.
  • ananas” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd ed., 1989]

Czech[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ananas m

  1. pineapple

Declension[edit]


Danish[edit]

ananas

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ananas/, [ˈananas]

Noun[edit]

ananas c (singular definite ananassen, plural indefinite ananas or ananasser)

  1. pineapple (fruit, plant)

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Ananas
Pineapple

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɑ.nɑ.nɑs/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

ananas f, m (plural ananassen, diminutive ananasje n)

  1. pineapple

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Danish ananas, from French ananas, from Portuguese ananás (pineapple), from Tupian or Guaraní [Term?].

Noun[edit]

ananas n (genitive singular ananas, plural ananas)

  1. pineapple (fruit, plant)

Declension[edit]

n11 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ananas ananasið ananas ananasini
Accusative ananas ananasið ananas ananasini
Dative ananasi ananasinum ananasum ananasunum
Genitive ananas ananasins ananasa ananasanna

Finnish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

< taxonomic genus Ananas

Noun[edit]

ananas

  1. pineapple (plant and fruit)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of ananas (Kotus type 39/vastaus, no gradation)
nominative ananas ananakset
genitive ananaksen ananasten
ananaksien
partitive ananasta ananaksia
illative ananakseen ananaksiin
singular plural
nominative ananas ananakset
accusative nom. ananas ananakset
gen. ananaksen
genitive ananaksen ananasten
ananaksien
partitive ananasta ananaksia
inessive ananaksessa ananaksissa
elative ananaksesta ananaksista
illative ananakseen ananaksiin
adessive ananaksella ananaksilla
ablative ananakselta ananaksilta
allative ananakselle ananaksille
essive ananaksena ananaksina
translative ananakseksi ananaksiksi
instructive ananaksin
abessive ananaksetta ananaksitta
comitative ananaksineen

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Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Introduced into French from settlers visiting the Indies; from Old Tupi nanas (excellent fruit).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.na.nas/, /a.na.na/[1]
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • (Louisiana) IPA(key): [zɑ̃nɑ̃na]
  • Hyphenation: a‧na‧nas

Noun[edit]

ananas m (plural ananas)

  1. pineapple

References[edit]

  1. ^ ananas” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Icelandic[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ananas m (genitive singular ananass, nominative plural ananasar)

  1. a pineapple syn.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Synonyms[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese ananás, from Guaraní naná.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈa.na.nas/, [ˈaː.n̺a.n̺as̺]; (rare) /a.naˈnas/, [a.n̺aˈn̺as̺]
  • Hyphenation: à‧na‧nas; (rare): a‧na‧nàs

Noun[edit]

ananas m (invariable)

  1. pineapple

Latin[edit]

ananas (pineapple)
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Etymology[edit]

EB1911 - Volume 01 - Page 001 - 1.svg This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page per etymology instructions. You can also discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.

Noun[edit]

ananas f

  1. an ananas
    • 1582, Christophori a Costa Aromatum & medicamentorum in Orientali India nascentium liber, Antverpia, page 70–71:
      De Ananas. [...] Eius radix carduo eduli perquam similis est, sed & folia non sunt disparia, tametsi ad Ananas siluestris folia magis acedant. [...] De Ananas siluestri. Ananas siluestris descriptio. Altius assurgit qui Ananas siluestris nuncupatur: [...]
      [Note: Here the word is indeclinable (in the singular).]
    • 1651, Ioh. (= Joannes) Bauhinus and Ioh. Hen. (= Joannes Henricus) Cherlerus, Uniuersalis Plantarum Historiae = Historia plantarum uniuersalis, noua, et absolutissima, cum consensu et dissensu circa eas. Tomus III, Ebrodunum, page 95–96 (the book has pictures):
      Acosta Ananas historiam nunc adscribamus. [...] Ananas fructus est [...] Ananas siluestris, folio aloes fructu Cupressino. [picture] Altius alsurgit qui Ananas siluestris nuncupatur:
    • 1704, Joannes Raius, Historiae Plantarum tomus tertius, London, page 638–639 and 665:
      Ad Cap. De Ananas. 1. Ananas sylv. non spinosa [...] 2. Ananas sylvestris Brasiliana [...] Ananas vulgaris habet spinas ad margines foliorum omnes sursum tendentes. [..] 3. Ananas Americana sylvestris altera minor, nostratibus Barbados & Jamaicae insularum colonis Pinguin dicta Pluk. Almag. Botan. T. 258. F. 4. [...]
      [...] cum Anana sylvstri Acosta
      [Note: Here the word is feminine and both indeclinable (in the singular) and of the first declension.]
    • Johannes Jacobus Dillenius, Plantarum rariorum horti elthamensis tomus alter, which followed Hortus elthamensis seu Plantarum rariorum (London, 1732), page 320–321 (the book has pictures):
      Pinguin nomine passim in Hortis Curiosorum & in Insulis Anglorum Americanis nota est haec planta, quae folia, modum nascendi & faciem cum Anana communem habet [...] Porro corona foliosa, quam Ananas gerit, huic generi deest: foliorum aculei rigidiores sunt, majores & minus, ac in Anana, crebri. [...] E mediis foliis scapus exit crassus, unciali & sesquiunciali diametro praeditus, teres, brevior & robustior, quam Ananae, minus etiam nudus, dictis foliis rubentibus, ad basim squamatim eum amplectenibus, cinctus, e quo dein superiora versus aliae squamae breviores, latae, membranaceae, exsuccae, obsolete albidae progrediuntur, & ex harum sinu flores & embryones in spicam pyramidatam digesti nascuntur, pediculo communi crasso brevi insidentes, inferius plures, tres, quatuor & quinque, superius pauciores, gemini & tandem solitarii. [...] De eo mihi constat, esse plantam, quae vocatur Ananas Americana sylvestris altera minor, Barbados & Insulae Jamaicae nostratibus colonis Pinguin dicta Pluken. Alm. p. 29. Tab. 258. f. 4. quae figura ad juniorem plantam minore quantitate facta est sine floribus, nec aliam ejus vel cum, vel fine floribus iconem prostare memini.
      [Note: Here the word is of the first declension.]

Usage notes[edit]

  • The feminine gender could belong to the indeclinable noun ananas only.
    Latin first declension nouns ending in -ās (genitive -ae) usually are borrowed from Ancient Greek and are masculine in Latin and Ancient Greek (compare Appendix:Ancient Greek first declension). By analogy the declinable noun ananas could be masculine too (like translingual Ananas m, Modern Greek ανανάς m (ananás), French ananas m, Italian ananas m, Portuguese ananás m, Spanish ananás m).

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

ananas
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Portuguese ananás or Spanish ananás.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ananas m (definite singular ananasen, indefinite plural ananaser, definite plural ananasene)

  1. a pineapple (plant, fruit)

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Portuguese ananás or Spanish ananás.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ananas m (definite singular ananasen, indefinite plural ananasar, definite plural ananasane)

  1. a pineapple (plant, fruit)

References[edit]


Polish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ananas m (diminutive ananasek or ananasik)

  1. pineapple (plant)
  2. pineapple (fruit)

Declension[edit]

#1 #2

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • ananas in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

ananași
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French ananas.

Noun[edit]

ananas m (plural ananași)

  1. pineapple (plant)
  2. pineapple (fruit)

Declension[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ânanas/
  • Hyphenation: a‧na‧nas

Noun[edit]

ȁnanas m (Cyrillic spelling а̏нанас)

  1. pineapple

Declension[edit]


Slovene[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ánanas m inan (genitive ánanasa, nominative plural ánanasi)

  1. pineapple

Declension[edit]


Swedish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

ananas c

  1. pineapple

Declension[edit]

Declension of ananas 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative ananas ananasen ananaser ananaserna
Genitive ananas ananasens ananasers ananasernas

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German Ananas.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ananas

  1. pineapple(s)

Synonyms[edit]


Turkish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French ananas, from Portuguese ananás (pineapple), from Guaraní naná.

Noun[edit]

ananas (definite accusative ananası, plural ananaslar)

  1. pineapple

Declension[edit]


West Frisian[edit]

Noun[edit]

ananas c (plural ananassen)

  1. pineapple