kanta

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See also: -kanta

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish canta, from cantar (to sing), from Latin cantāre, present active infinitive of cantō, frequentative of canō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂n-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: kan‧ta

Noun[edit]

kanta

  1. a song

Verb[edit]

kanta

  1. to sing
  2. (slang) to fellate; to perform oral sex (on a man)

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:kanta.


Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *kanta, from Proto-Finno-Ugric *kanta. Cognates include Estonian kand, Erzya кандо (kando, log, load), Moksha канда (kanda), Khanty ҳонт (h̦ont) and Mansi [script needed] (χānta).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑntɑ/, [ˈkɑn̪t̪ɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑntɑ
  • Syllabification: kan‧ta

Noun[edit]

kanta

  1. base (supporting component of a structure or object)
    lampun kantabase of a light bulb
    pilarin kantabase of a column
    lehden kantabase of a leaf
  2. heel (part of foot, used especially in compound terms)
    Synonym: kantapää
    kantaluuheel bone
  3. heel (part of a sole of a shoe, especially a low one; a high heel is usually called korko)
    olla kannoillato heel
  4. heel (end-piece of a loaf of bread)
    Synonyms: kantapala, kannikka
  5. head (blunt end of a fastener)
    naulan kantanailhead
    tasakantaruuviflathead screw
  6. stub (piece of certain paper items, designed to be torn off and kept for record)
    (lipun kanta, ticket stub)
  7. position, opinion, point of view, account, stance, stand (attitude, opinion, or set of beliefs)
    En ota tuohon kantaa.I don't take a position on that.
    Olen kanssasi eri kannalla asevalvonnasta.
    I don’t agree with your stance on gun control.
    pysyä kannassaanto stand one's ground
  8. (electronics) base (controlling terminal of a transistor)
  9. (microbiology) strain (particular variety of microbe, organism etc.)
  10. (biology) population (collection of a particular species living in a given area)
    Suomen hirvikantamoose population of Finland
  11. (mathematics) base, radix (in a positional numeral system, the number of unique digits, including the digit zero, used to represent numbers)
  12. (mathematics) base (number raised to the power of an exponent)
  13. (geometry) base (lowest side or face)
  14. (linear algebra) basis
  15. (topology) base, basis
  16. (linguistics) root (word from which another word is derived)
  17. (linguistics, as modifier) proto- (of common ancestor, often hypothetical)
    Kaikki indoeurooppalaiset kielet polveutuvat kantaindoeuroopasta.
    All Indo-European languages are descended from Proto-Indo-European.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of kanta (Kotus type 9/kala, nt-nn gradation)
nominative kanta kannat
genitive kannan kantojen
partitive kantaa kantoja
illative kantaan kantoihin
singular plural
nominative kanta kannat
accusative nom. kanta kannat
gen. kannan
genitive kannan kantojen
kantainrare
partitive kantaa kantoja
inessive kannassa kannoissa
elative kannasta kannoista
illative kantaan kantoihin
adessive kannalla kannoilla
ablative kannalta kannoilta
allative kannalle kannoille
essive kantana kantoina
translative kannaksi kannoiksi
instructive kannoin
abessive kannatta kannoitta
comitative kantoineen
Possessive forms of kanta (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person kantani kantamme
2nd person kantasi kantanne
3rd person kantansa

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • (opinion): kannella (to file a complaint, to complain)
  • (opinion): perustella (to argue) from perustaa (to base)
  • (opinion): kantaja (plaintiff)

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Guinea-Bissau Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese cantar. Cognate with Kabuverdianu kanta.

Verb[edit]

kanta

  1. to sing

Hausa[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kán.táː/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [kán.táː]

Noun[edit]

kantā f (possessed form kantar̃)

  1. callus

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English counter.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kán.tàː/
    • (Standard Kano Hausa) IPA(key): [kán.tàː]

Noun[edit]

kantā̀ f (plural kantōcī, possessed form kantàr̃)

  1. counter, shelf

Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit कान्त (kānta, stone).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kanta/
  • Hyphenation: kan‧ta

Noun[edit]

kanta

  1. (obsolete) lens
    Synonym: lensa

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Ingrian[edit]

Noun[edit]

kanta

  1. heel

Kabuverdianu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese cantar.

Verb[edit]

kanta

  1. to sing

Lindu[edit]

Noun[edit]

kanta

  1. potato

Ludian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *kantadak.

Verb[edit]

kanta

  1. carry

Maltese[edit]

Root
k-n-t-j
2 terms

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sicilian cantari and/or Italian cantare, from Latin cantare.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

kanta (imperfect jkanta, past participle kantat, verbal noun kantar)

  1. to sing
    Synonym: għanna
    Inkantalek.I sing to you.

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Pali[edit]

Adjective[edit]

kanta

  1. lovely
  2. enjoyable
  3. pleasant

Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese cantar and Spanish cantar and Kabuverdianu kanta.

Verb[edit]

kanta

  1. to sing

Sambali[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish canta.

Noun[edit]

kanta

  1. song

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish چانطه(çanta, leather bag, small suitcase) (Turkish çanta), from Persian چنته‎.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kǎːnta/
  • Hyphenation: kan‧ta

Noun[edit]

kánta f (Cyrillic spelling ка́нта)

  1. can
  2. pail
    kante za smeće
    garbage pail

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • kanta” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

kanta (present kantar, preterite kantade, supine kantat, imperative kanta)

  1. to be placed as a border, limit or rim

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish canta.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: kan‧tá
  • IPA(key): /kanˈta/, [kxɐnˈta]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

kantá

  1. song; chant
    Synonym: awit

Derived terms[edit]


Votic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

kanta (genitive kannaa, partitive [please provide])

  1. heel

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

References[edit]

  • "kanta" in Vadja keele sõnaraamat