bansa

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Mansaka[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay bangsa, from Sanskrit वंश (vaṃśá, offspring, lineage), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *wanćás (ceiling beam).

Noun[edit]

bansa

  1. reputation

Conjunction[edit]

bansa

  1. unless

Maranao[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay bangsa, from Sanskrit वंश (vaṃśá, offspring, lineage), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *wanćás (ceiling beam).

Noun[edit]

bansa

  1. rank, worth

Sãotomense[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Kongo mbasa, plural of lubasa.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bansa

  1. the stem of a palm frond
  2. a hook made with the stem of a palm frond

Etymology 2[edit]

From Kongo lubanji.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bansa

  1. rib (curved bone extending from the spine)

References[edit]

  • “bansa” in Carlos de Sousa Ferreira Fontes, Estudo do léxico do são-tomense com dicionário (2007).

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Malay bangsa, ultimately derived from Sanskrit वंश (vaṃśá, offspring, lineage), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *wanćás (ceiling beam). Introduced by Eusebio T. Daluz during the early 20th century as counterpart to the Spanish nación (nation), as it was deemed that there is no native Tagalog word that adequately expresses the concept. The nearest counterpart, bayan, has other meanings that deviate from the modern concept of nationhood, as it is also used to refer to a town or a municipality, similar to Spanish pueblo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ban‧sa
  • IPA(key): /banˈsaʔ/, [bɐnˈsaʔ]
  • IPA(key): /banˈsa/, [bɐnˈsa]

Noun[edit]

bansâ or bansá

  1. nation
    Synonyms: nasyon, bayan
  2. country

Derived terms[edit]