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 qanûm. Cognates Biblical Hebrew קָנֶה(qané), Aramaic קַנְיָא(qanyā), Classical Syriac ܩܢܝܐ(qanya), 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.

Contraction[edit]

canna

  1. (Scotland, Jamaican) Contraction of can not; cannot.
    • 1966, “The Naked Time”, in Star Trek: The Original Series, season 1, episode 4, spoken by Scotty (James Doohan):
      I canna' change the laws of physics.
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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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Mutation[edit]

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 qanûm (reed).

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

Jamaican Creole[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English cannot.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkanə/
  • Hyphenation: ca‧nna

Verb[edit]

canna

  1. (rare) Alternative form of cyaan.
    • 2013, Axel Bohmann, “Nobody canna cross it: An interactional perspective on discourse in motion”, in The University of Texas at Austin, Department of English[2] (in English), page 4:
      “Cues on various levels of linguistic description suggested that he was attempting to speak ‘proper English’ for the camera while at the same time clearly lacking the linguistic competence to do so. The interview with Brown became famous when Jamaican DJ Kevin Hamilton (’DJ Powa’) remixed samples from it over an electronic beat and published the result on the video-sharing web-site Youtube. The music video went viral and sparked a wave of subsequent interviews, parodies and meta-linguistic commentary. The title of the song – “Nobody canna cross it” – has become emblematic of this entire phenomenon. []
    Nobody canna cross it.
    Nobody can cross it.
    (literally, “Nobody cannot cross it.”)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek κᾰ́ννᾱ (kánnā, reed), from Akkadian qanûm (reed). 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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References[edit]

  • canna in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • canna in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • canna in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • canna in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • canna in Georges, Karl Ernst; Georges (1913–1918) Ausführliches lateinisch-deutsches Handwörterbuch, Hahnsche Buchhandlung

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 qanûm (reed).

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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