fauna

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See also: Fauna and faună

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New Latin, from Latin Fauna, sister of Faunus 'god of forests and herdsmen'; akin to Ancient Greek θαῦνον (thaunon, wild animal, beast), thýs 'jackal, wild dog; panther', Phrygian dáos 'wolf'.

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fauna (plural faunae or faunas or faunæ)

  1. (uncountable) animals considered as a group; especially those of a particular country, region, time, etc.
  2. (countable) a book, cataloguing the animals of a country etc.

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Catalan[edit]

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fauna f (plural faunes)

  1. fauna

Crimean Tatar[edit]

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Latin fauna.

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fauna (more common word is ayvanat)

  1. fauna

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Czech[edit]

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fauna f

  1. fauna

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Finnish[edit]

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fauna

  1. fauna

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Italian[edit]

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fauna f (plural faune)

  1. fauna

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:

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fauna f

  1. fauna

Portuguese[edit]

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fauna f (plural faunas)

  1. fauna (animals of a region considered as a group)

Spanish[edit]

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fauna f (plural faunas)

  1. fauna
    • 2008, Horacio Quiroga (introduction by Ana Alcolea), Cuentos de la selva para los niños:
      los humanos caza peces con dinamita y destruyen toda la fauna del río
      the humans are fishing with dynamite and destroy all of the fauna