iguana

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish iguana, from Taíno *iwana.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪ.ɡjuˈɑːnə/, /ɪˈɡwɑːnə/
  • (file)
  • (US) enPR: ĭ-gwäʹ-nə, IPA(key): /ɪˈɡwɑnə/, /əˈɡwɑnə/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːnə

Noun[edit]

iguana (plural iguanas)

  1. A green iguana (Iguana iguana), a large tropical American lizard often kept as a pet.
  2. (zoology) Any member of the genus Iguana.
  3. Colloquially, in America and the Pacific, any of several members of the lizard family Iguanidae.
  4. Colloquially, in Africa, any large member of the genus Varanus, especially the aquatic Nile monitor (see leguan).
  5. (Australia, formerly) Any member of the genus Varanus (see goanna).
    • 1887, Harriet W. Daly, Digging, Squatting, and Pioneering Life in the Northern Territory of South Australia, page 161:
      The last they had had, was an iguana one of the blacks had brought in; and though he felt disgusted at the idea of eating it, he made up into a kind of stew, and they both enjoyed it immensely.

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Translations[edit]

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Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

iguana f (plural iguanas)

  1. iguana

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /iˈɡwa.na/
  • Rhymes: -ana
  • Hyphenation: i‧guà‧na

Noun[edit]

iguana f (plural iguane)

  1. iguana

Anagrams[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

iguana

  1. Rōmaji transcription of イグアナ

Kikuyu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Reciprocal form of kũigua (to hear);[1] literally, “to hear each other”.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

iguana (infinitive kũiguana)

  1. to agree[1]
  2. to be reconciled[1]
  3. to be in one mind[1]
  4. to be friendly[1]

Related terms[edit]

(Nouns)

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 “igua” in Benson, T.G. (1964). Kikuyu-English dictionary, p. 183. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  2. ^ Barra, G. (1960). 1,000 Kikuyu proverbs: with translations and English equivalents, p. 85. London: Macmillan.

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish iguana, from Taíno *iwana.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /i.ɡuˈa.na/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ana
  • Syllabification: i‧gu‧a‧na

Noun[edit]

iguana f

  1. iguana
    Synonym: legwan

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • iguana in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • iguana in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

iguana f (plural iguanas)

  1. iguana

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Taíno *iwana.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /iˈɡwana/, [iˈɣ̞wa.na]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

iguana f (plural iguanas)

  1. iguana

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [iɡʋˈɑnɑ]
  • Hyphenation: i‧gu‧a‧na

Noun[edit]

iguana (definite accusative iguanayı, plural iguanalar)

  1. iguana

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative iguana
Definite accusative iguanayı
Singular Plural
Nominative iguana iguanalar
Definite accusative iguanayı iguanaları
Dative iguanaya iguanalara
Locative iguanada iguanalarda
Ablative iguanadan iguanalardan
Genitive iguananın iguanaların