cano

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See also: caño and Cano

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Italic *kanō, from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂n- ‎(to sing). Confer carmen ‎(song) (< *kanmen).

Cognates include Old Irish canaid, Welsh canu, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌽𐌰 ‎(hana, cock), Ancient Greek καναχέω ‎(kanakhéō, ring, clash, clang), Russian канюк ‎(kanjuk, buzzard), Persian خوان ‎(khān, sing, read), English hen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

canō ‎(present infinitive canere, perfect active cecinī, supine cantum); third conjugation

  1. (transitive) I sing, recite, play.
    • 29 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid 1.1
      Arma virumque cano Troiae []
      I sing of weapons and a man of Troy []
  2. (transitive) I sound, play, blow (a trumpet), especially a military call.
  3. (transitive) I foretell, predict, prophesy.
  4. (intransitive) I sing, make music.
  5. (intransitive) I chant.
  6. (intransitive, of owls) I hoot.
  7. (intransitive, of a musical instrument) I sound, resound, play.
  8. (intransitive) I sound, play.
Inflection[edit]
   Conjugation of cano (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present canō canis canit canimus canitis canunt
imperfect canēbam canēbās canēbat canēbāmus canēbātis canēbant
future canam canēs canet canēmus canētis canent
perfect cecinī cecinistī cecinit cecinimus cecinistis cecinērunt, cecinēre
pluperfect cecineram cecinerās cecinerat cecinerāmus cecinerātis cecinerant
future perfect cecinerō cecineris cecinerit cecinerimus cecineritis cecinerint
passive present canor caneris, canere canitur canimur caniminī canuntur
imperfect canēbar canēbāris, canēbāre canēbātur canēbāmur canēbāminī canēbantur
future canar canēris, canēre canētur canēmur canēminī canentur
perfect cantus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect cantus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect cantus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present canam canās canat canāmus canātis canant
imperfect canerem canerēs caneret canerēmus canerētis canerent
perfect cecinerim cecinerīs cecinerit cecinerīmus cecinerītis cecinerint
pluperfect cecinissem cecinissēs cecinisset cecinissēmus cecinissētis cecinissent
passive present canar canāris, canāre canātur canāmur canāminī canantur
imperfect canerer canerēris, canerēre canerētur canerēmur canerēminī canerentur
perfect cantus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect cantus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present cane canite
future canitō canitō canitōte canuntō
passive present canere caniminī
future canitor canitor canuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives canere cecinisse cantūrus esse canī cantus esse cantum īrī
participles canēns cantūrus cantus canendus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
canere canendī canendō canendum cantum cantū
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of cānus ‎(white, hoary)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cānō

  1. dative masculine singular of cānus
  2. dative neuter singular of cānus
  3. ablative masculine singular of cānus
  4. ablative neuter singular of cānus

References[edit]

  • cano in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cano in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • CANO” in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • cano” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • the orchestra is playing: symphōnīa canit (Verr. 3. 44. 105)
    • the bugle, trumpet sounds before the general's tent: classicum or tuba canit ad praetorium
    • the trumpet sounds for the attack: classicum canit (B. C. 3. 82)
    • the retreat is sounded: signa receptui canunt
    • the retreat is sounded: receptui canitur (B. G. 7. 47)
    • (ambiguous) to sing the praises of some one (not canere aliquem: alicuius laudes (virtutes) canere
    • (ambiguous) to play on the lyre: fidibus canere
    • (ambiguous) to play the flute: tibiis or tibiā canere
    • (ambiguous) to sing to a flute accompaniment: ad tibiam or ad tibicinem canere

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cana ‎(cane, reed).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cano m (plural canos)

  1. tube, pipe
    • 2012, João Pedro George, Como sobreviver a um terramoto em Portugal, Leya (ISBN 9789722047371)
      Os terramotos (e as suas réplicas) costumam dar origem a incêndios (devido ao rebentamento das canalizações de gás ou das instalações de eletricidade) e a inundações (devido à rutura dos canos da água). Havendo aparelhos que ...
  2. channel

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cānus ‎(white, hoary).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cano m ‎(feminine singular cana, masculine plural canos, feminine plural canas)

  1. hoary, white-haired, grey-haired
  2. ancient, old (of a person)
  3. (rare) white, snow-white, milky white

Welsh[edit]

Verb[edit]

cano

  1. third-person singular subjunctive of canu