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

Lule Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Samic *peanëk.

Noun[edit]

bena

  1. dog

Inflection[edit]

Odd, dn-n gradation
Nominative bena
Genitive bednaga
Singular Plural
Nominative bena bednaga
Accusative bednagav bednagijt
Genitive bednaga bednagij
Illative bednagij bednagijda
Inessive bednagin bednagijn
Elative bednagis bednagijs
Comitative bednagijn bednagij
Abessive bednagadagá
bednagadagi
bednagijdagá
bednagijdagi
Essive benan
bednagin
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person bednagim
bednagam
bednagimme bednagimme
2nd person bednagit
bednagat
bednagihtte bednagihtte
3rd person bednagis bednagiska bednagisá

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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