Probably from Spanish honda, fonda (“sling”), from Latin funda (“hand-sling”); or from Spanish hondón (“eye of a needle”), from hondo (“bottom; deep, profound”) (from Latin fundus (“bottom, lowest part”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰudʰ-(m)n-o, from *bʰudʰmḗn (“bottom”)) + -ón (“suffix indicating a similar (usually larger) object”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhɒndə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhɑndə/
- Rhymes: -ɒndə
- Hyphenation: hon‧da
honda (plural hondas)
- (western US) A closed loop or eyelet at one end of a lariat or lasso, through which the other end of the rope is passed to form a much larger loop.
- (western US) A grommet or other device intended to strengthen or otherwise improve a simple rope honda.
honda f (plural hondas)
- Feminine singular of adjective hondo.