fontana

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See also: fontána

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin fontāna, from Latin fontānus, from fōns. The meaning of fountain, as an artificial installation, may be partly derived from or influenced by the Old French equivalent.

Noun[edit]

fontana f (plural fontane)

  1. fountain
  2. source, spring

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Substantivation of the feminine of Classical fontānus (of a spring), from fōns (spring) (or a shortening of the expression fontana aqua).

Noun[edit]

fontāna f (genitive fontānae); first declension

  1. (Vulgar Latin, Late Latin) spring, fountain, source

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First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fontāna fontānae
Genitive fontānae fontānārum
Dative fontānae fontānīs
Accusative fontānam fontānās
Ablative fontānā fontānīs
Vocative fontāna fontānae

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fǒntaːna/
  • Hyphenation: fon‧ta‧na

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fòntāna f (Cyrillic spelling фо̀нта̄на)

  1. fountain (artificial water feature)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin fontana, from Latin fontanus, from fons; this form was probably derived from or influenced by Old French (as evidenced by an older Spanish variant fontaina). Cf. also the form hontana, which may have been more popular. It is still found as a popular or inherited element in some geographical place names and some derivative forms[1].

Noun[edit]

fontana f (plural fontanas)

  1. (poetic, formal, archaic) fountain

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