bena

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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

bena f (plural benes)

  1. bandage

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Gaulish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *benā, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn. Akin to Old Irish ben (Irish bean (woman)), Welsh benyw (woman), Ancient Greek γυνή (gunḗ, woman, female, wife) (Greek γυναίκα (gynaíka, woman, wife), English -gyny), Old English cwene (woman) (English queen), Old East Slavic жена (žena, woman, wife) (Russian жена (žena)).

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /benaː/

Noun[edit]

benā f

  1. woman
  2. wife

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Xavier Delamarre (2003) Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise: Une approche linguistique du vieux-celtique continental, ISBN 2-87772-237-6, page 72
  • Ranko Matasović (2009) Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic, ISBN 978-90-04-17336-1, page 61

Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic بَنَى (banā)

Verb[edit]

bena (imperfect jibni)

  1. build

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bena n

  1. definite plural of ben

Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bēna m (nominative plural bēnan)

  1. petitioner, requester

Declension[edit]


Swedish[edit]

A "bena" passing over the middle of the skull, also known as a "mittbena"

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

bena c

  1. parting, a way of combing hair in which a line is formed, the hair to the right of which is combed to the right, and the hair to the left is combed to the left; the line so formed
Declension[edit]
Declension of bena 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bena benan benor benorna
Genitive benas benans benors benornas
Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

bena (present benar, preterite benade, supine benat, imperative bena)

  1. to comb the hair into a "bena"

Etymology 2[edit]

From ben (bone).

Verb[edit]

bena (present benar, preterite benade, supine benat, imperative bena)

  1. (followed by ur) remove bones from a fish which is to be eaten
  2. (followed by ut) to attack a problem; to start to untangle a logical mess