arna

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See also: -arna, aRNA, Arna, árna, and Árna

Catalan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

(beehive): arna

Probably from Proto-Celtic *arona (“ring” or “wheel”) due to these structures first being built in a cylindrical form from woven wood or vegetation.

Noun[edit]

arna f ‎(plural arnes)

  1. beehive
  2. Another word for arnot.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown origin, but possibly cognate to Basque arr ‎(worm, insect).

Noun[edit]

arna f ‎(plural arnes)

  1. moth
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Etymology 3[edit]

Possibly the same origin as Etymology 2 above, but also possibly by refactoring of sarna ‎(scabies) as s’ + arna.

Noun[edit]

arna f ‎(plural arnes)

  1. (Mallorca) dandruff
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Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

arna

  1. indefinite genitive plural of örn

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ar ‎(on, upon) + a ‎(his, her, their).

Preposition[edit]

arna

  1. Only used in arna mhárach

Contraction[edit]

arna

  1. used with a verbal noun to indicate completion of an action and its direct object
    ‘upon his/its’ / ‘when he/it’ (triggers lenition): arna shailleadh‎ ― upon its being salted, when it had been salted
    ‘upon her/its’ / ‘when she/it’ (triggers h-prothesis): arna hinsint‎ ― upon its being told, when it had been told
    ‘upon their’ / ‘when they’ (triggers eclipsis): arna ndearbhú i gcruatan‎ ― upon their being tested in hardship, when they were tested in hardship
  2. used to form the equivalent of a past participle that agrees with a third-person subject
    masculine singular agreement triggers lenition: arna chur in eagar ag‎ ― edited by (of something masculine)
    feminine singular agreement triggers h-prothesis: arna hoscailt‎ ― (being) opened (of something feminine)
    plural agreement triggers eclipsis: arna bhfoilsiú ag‎ ― published by (of something plural)

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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

arna f (plural arnas)

  1. moth

Welsh[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

arna

  1. first-person singular of ar