gunna

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apparently due to eye dialect.

Contraction[edit]

gunna

  1. Alternative spelling of gonna
    • 1915, George Bronson-Howard, God’s Man,[1] The Bobbs-Merrill Company, page 132,
      “Oh, yes, I can,” answered Pink, “you’re gunna try to make me think you’re stuck on Beau. What you’re gunna give him you was [sic] saving for me. See? I’m jerry.” And he laughed at her encrimsoned face.
    • a. 1972, J. R. Simplot, quoted in Neal R. Peirce, The Mountain States of America: People, Politics, and Power in the Eight Rocky Mountain States,[2] W. W. Norton & Company (1972), →ISBN, page 134,
      We have the products here, the raw materials, the know-how to do it. That’s simple, and we’re gunna do it.
    • 2007, Mallory Dunn, The Letters,[3] Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN, page 14,
      “Always, Drake. No police officer will ever hold you down.” Myrick looked around. “Man, I hate hospitals. Let’s get out of here. I’m gunna go sign that paper work.” [sic] Myrick turned towards the door as he escaped the pressing moment with his son.

Anagrams[edit]


Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish gunna, borrowed from Middle English gunne.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gunna m (genitive singular gunna, nominative plural gunnaí)

  1. gun

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gunna ghunna ngunna
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Byzantine Greek γούνα (goúna), from an unknown Alpine or Balkan language.[1] Or, possibly borrowed from Celtic.[2]

Noun[edit]

gunna f (genitive gunnae); first declension

  1. (Late Latin) a kind of leather garment

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative gunna gunnae
Genitive gunnae gunnārum
Dative gunnae gunnīs
Accusative gunnam gunnās
Ablative gunnā gunnīs
Vocative gunna gunnae

Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: gonna
  • Old French: goune
  • Basque: gona

References[edit]

  1. ^ Klein, Dr. Ernest, A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language, Amsterdam: Elsevier Scientific Publishing Co., 1971.
  2. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish gunna, borrowed from Middle English gunne.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gunna m (genitive singular gunna, plural gunnachan)

  1. gun, musket
  2. cannon

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
gunna ghunna
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • gunna” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic–English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Compiled by Malcolm MacLennan)
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “gunna”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language