henna

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic حِنَّاء (ḥinnāʾ), the name of the tree used to make the dye, probably from Persian.

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Noun[edit]

henna (plural hennas)

  1. A shrub, Lawsonia inernis, having fragrant reddish flowers
  2. A reddish plant substance, prepared from the dried leaves of this plant, used for temporary tattoos and hair coloring. Hair colorings range from bright red to earth brown to near black.
  3. A rich reddish-brown colour.
    henna colour:    

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Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: χένα f (chéna, henna)

Adjective[edit]

henna (not comparable)

  1. Of a rich reddish-brown colour.

Verb[edit]

henna (third-person singular simple present hennas, present participle hennaing, simple past and past participle hennaed)

  1. (transitive) To dye or tattoo with henna.

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

henna

  1. henna (substance)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of henna (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative henna hennat
genitive hennan hennojen
partitive hennaa hennoja
illative hennaan hennoihin
singular plural
nominative henna hennat
accusative nom.? henna hennat
gen. hennan
genitive hennan hennojen
hennainrare
partitive hennaa hennoja
inessive hennassa hennoissa
elative hennasta hennoista
illative hennaan hennoihin
adessive hennalla hennoilla
ablative hennalta hennoilta
allative hennalleˣ hennoilleˣ
essive hennana hennoina
translative hennaksi hennoiksi
instructive hennoin
abessive hennatta hennoitta
comitative hennoineen

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Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hanjō (hen), from Proto-Indo-European *kan- (to sing), *kana-. Compare Old English henn, hænn, also Old Norse hœna. See also huon.

Noun[edit]

henna f

  1. hen

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