canna

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

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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]

Borrowing from Scots cannae.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

canna

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

Borrowing from Italian [Term?].

Noun[edit]

canna ‎(plural cannas)

  1. 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), a borrowing from Old English canne.

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.

References[edit]

  • "canna" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • cann” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

canna f ‎(plural canne)

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  1. cane
  2. barrel (of a gun)
    canna cilidrica‎ ― (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  3. rod (fishing)
    canna da pesca‎ ― (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  4. tube, pipe (on a pump organ or a trachea)
    canne dell'organo‎ ― (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  5. chute
  6. (slang) joint

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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]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek κάννα(kánna, reed), from Akkadian 𒄀(qanû, reed), from Sumerian 𒄀𒈾(gi.na).

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Noun[edit]

canna f ‎(genitive cannae); first declension

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

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

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