lena

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Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Fusion of le ‎(with) with various meanings of a. The -n- is analogical to prepositions like i.

Particle[edit]

lena ‎(triggers eclipsis, in regular past tenses lenar)

  1. with which, with whom (indirect relative; not used in the past tense except with some irregular verbs)
    an t-ord lena bhfuil sé ag briseadh an chathaoir‎ ― the sledgehammer with which he is breaking the chair
    an bhean lena dúirt sé é‎ ― the woman to whom he told it (literally ‘the woman with whom he said it’)

Usage notes[edit]

"With which" may also be expressed with the indirect relative particle before the verb and the appropriate inflected form of le in its original position in the clause:

  • an t-ord a bhfuil sé ag briseadh an chathaoir leis — the sledgehammer that he is breaking the chair with [it]
  • an bhean a dúirt sé léi é — the woman that he told it to [her]

Contraction[edit]

lena

  1. Contraction of le ‎(with) + a (various meanings).
    ‘with his’ (triggers lenition): lena dheartháir‎ ― with his brother
    ‘with her’ (triggers h-prothesis): lena hathair‎ ― with her father
    ‘with their’ (triggers eclipsis: lena ndeartháir‎ ― with their brother
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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

lena f ‎(plural lene)

  1. force, energy, vigour
  2. breath

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Feminization of lēnō ‎(pimp).

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Noun[edit]

lēna f ‎(genitive lēnae); first declension

  1. (slang) procuress, madame
  2. vocative singular of lēna

lēnā f

  1. ablative singular of lēna

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lēna lēnae
genitive lēnae lēnārum
dative lēnae lēnīs
accusative lēnam lēnās
ablative lēnā lēnīs
vocative lēna lēnae

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Swedish[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

lena

  1. absolute singular definite and plural form of len