lina

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See also: Lina, liną, lína, líná, liña, and Līna

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

līna

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of līnum

Livonian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From East Baltic, just as Estonian lina. Compare Lithuanian linas and Latvian lini.

Hypothetised to be derived from Proto-Indo-European *lino-, although it's impossible to reconstruct a common PIE protoform due to discrepancies with other European branches and absence of cognates outside of Europe.

If originally a non-IE loanword, locating the source is impossible because cultivation of linen was widespread in the region since the Neolithic.

Noun[edit]

lina

  1. flax

Northern Ndebele[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *niná.

Pronoun[edit]

liná

  1. you, you all; second-person plural absolute pronoun.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

lina f

  1. definite singular of line

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Old High German noun līn.

Noun[edit]

līna f

  1. a line, a yarn (originally made of flax)

Descendants[edit]

  • German: Leine
  • Central Franconian: Leng, Lein

Polish[edit]

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Lina

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈli.na/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ina
  • Syllabification: li‧na

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German līne, from Old High German līna, from Proto-Germanic *līnǭ (rope, string).

Noun[edit]

lina f (diminutive linka)

  1. line, rope, cord, string
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

lina m anim

  1. genitive/accusative singular of lin

Further reading[edit]

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

Proto-Norse[edit]

Romanization[edit]

līna

  1. Romanization of ᛚᛁᚾᚨ

Swahili[edit]

Verb[edit]

lina

  1. ji-ma class subject inflected singular present affirmative of -wa na

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse lína, from Proto-Germanic *līnǭ (line, rope, flaxen cord, thread), from *līną (flax).

Hypothetised to be derived from Proto-Indo-European *līno- (flax), although it's impossible to reconstruct a common PIE protoform due to discrepancies with other European branches and absence of cognates outside of Europe.

If originally a non-IE loanword, locating the source is impossible because cultivation of linen was widespread in the region since the Neolithic.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lina c

  1. a wire, a rope, a line

Declension[edit]

Declension of lina 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lina linan linor linorna
Genitive linas linans linors linornas

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