canna

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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From Latin canna (reed), from Ancient Greek κᾰ́ννᾱ (kánnā, reed), from Akkadian 𒄀 (qanû, reed), from Sumerian 𒄀𒈾 (gi.na). Cognates Biblical Hebrew קָנֶה(qané), Aramaic קַנְיָא(qanyā) or ܩܲܢܝܵܐ(qanyā), Classical Syriac ܩܰܢܝܳܐ(qanyo), and English cane, canon, cannon, canal, and channel.

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Noun[edit]

canna (plural cannas)

  1. Any member of the genus Canna of tropical plants with large leaves and often showy flowers.
    • 2000, JG Ballard, Super-Cannes, Fourth Estate 2011, p. 7:
      A palisade of Canary palms formed an honour guard along the verges, while beds of golden cannas flamed from the central reservation.
    • 2007 January 18, Anne Raver, “Is It Spring? Winter? What’s a Flower to Think?”, in New York Times[1]:
      Still, some of Mr. Cooper’s tender salvias are wintering over, and he plans to leave a few clumps of cannas in the ground next fall.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Scots cannae.

Verb[edit]

canna

  1. (Scotland, Jamaican) Contraction of can not; cannot.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from Italian canna. Doublet of cane.

Noun[edit]

canna (plural cannas)

  1. (historical) A measure of length in Italy, varying from six to seven feet.

French[edit]

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Verb[edit]

canna

  1. third-person singular past historic of canner

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish cann, canna (can, vessel), borrowed from Old English canne.

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Noun[edit]

canna m (genitive singular canna, nominative plural cannaí)

  1. can

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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
canna channa gcanna
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin canna, from Ancient Greek κᾰ́ννᾱ (kánnā, reed), from Akkadian 𒄀 (qanû, reed), from Sumerian 𒄀𒈾 (gi.na).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkan.na/, [ˈkän̺n̺ä]
  • Rhymes: -anna
  • Hyphenation: càn‧na

Noun[edit]

canna f (plural canne)

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  1. cane
  2. barrel (of a gun)
    canna cilidricacylindrical barrel
  3. (fishing) rod
    canna da pescafishing rod
  4. tube, pipe (on a pump organ or a trachea)
    canne dell'organoorgan pipes
  5. chute
  6. (slang) joint
    Synonym: spinello
  7. (historical) traditional unit of measure

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: canna

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Verb[edit]

canna

  1. third-person singular present indicative of cannare
  2. second-person singular imperative of cannare

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek κᾰ́ννᾱ (kánnā, reed), from Akkadian 𒄀 (qanû, reed), from Sumerian 𒄀𒈾 (gi.na). Compare Biblical Hebrew קָנֶה(qané), Aramaic קַנְיָא(qanyā) or ܩܲܢܝܵܐ(qanyā) and Classical Syriac ܩܰܢܝܳܐ(qanyo).

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Noun[edit]

canna f (genitive cannae); first declension

  1. A reed, cane.
    Synonyms: calamus, harundō
  2. (by extension) Anything made of reed or cane; reed-pipe, flute; gondola; windpipe.
    Synonyms: harundō, tībia

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative canna cannae
Genitive cannae cannārum
Dative cannae cannīs
Accusative cannam cannās
Ablative cannā cannīs
Vocative canna cannae

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

canna f (plural cannas)

  1. Obsolete spelling of cana

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

can +‎ -na

Verb[edit]

canna

  1. Orkney form of cannae (cannot)

Sicilian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin canna, from Ancient Greek κᾰ́ννᾱ (kánnā, reed), from Akkadian 𒄀 (qanû, reed), from Sumerian 𒄀𒈾 (gi.na).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkaːn.nɐ̠/, [ˈkäːn̺.n̺ɑ̝]
  • Hyphenation: càn‧na

Noun[edit]

canna f (plural canni)

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  1. reed, stick, rattan; a cane, rod, instrument, or other item made out of such material
  2. barrel (as of a gun or cannon)
  3. tube, pipe (as on a pump organ or a trachea)
    canna d'organuorgan pipe

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