mona

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English[edit]

a mona monkey, Cercopithecus mona

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish mona (monkey)

Noun[edit]

mona (plural monas)

  1. Cercopithecus mona, a West African monkey.

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Cornish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mona m (plural monyes)

  1. money, cash, change

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Spanish mono, of Arabic origin.

Noun[edit]

mona f (plural mone)

  1. (obsolete) monkey

Etymology 2[edit]

Uncertain.

Noun[edit]

mona f (plural mone)

  1. (regional, chiefly Triveneto, vulgar, figuratively) cunt, pussy

mona m (invariable)

  1. (regional, chiefly Triveneto, vulgar, derogatory) idiot, silly, dupe

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

mona

  1. (chiefly early) Alternative form of mone (moon)

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Frisian *mą̄nā [ˈmɑ̃ː.nɑː], from North Sea Germanic *mą̄nō [ˈmɑ̃ː.noː], from West Germanic *mānō [ˈmɑː.noː], from Northwest Germanic *mānô [mɑː.noːː], from Proto-Germanic *mēnô, from Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s, probably a suffixed form of an ultimate root *meh₁- (to measure). Cognate with Old Frisian mōna (West Frisian moanne), Old Saxon māno (Low German Maan), Old Dutch māno (Dutch maan), Old High German māno (German Mond), Old Norse máni (Swedish måne), Gothic 𐌼𐌴𐌽𐌰 (mēna).

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Noun[edit]

mōna m (nominative plural mōnan)

  1. moon
    Lōca nū hū beorhte se mōna tō-niht sċīnþ!
    Look how bright the moon is shining tonight!
    Se mōna is feorða dǣl þǣre Eorðan miċelnesse and manigum sīðum lǣssa þanne sēo sunne.
    The moon is one fourth the size of Earth and many times smaller than the sun.
    • late 10th century, Ælfric, On the Seasons of the Year
      Se mōna næfþ nān lēoht būtan of þǣre sunnan lēoman, and hē is ealra tungla niðemest.
      The moon has no light except from the sun, and it is the lowest of all the heavenly bodies.

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Old Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *mēnô, from Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s (moon, month). Compare Old English mōna, Old High German māno, Old Norse máni, Gothic 𐌼𐌴𐌽𐌰 (mēna).

Noun[edit]

mōna m

  1. the moon

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Pali[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mona n

  1. wisdom
  2. self-possession
  3. silence

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmo.na/
  • Hyphenation: mo‧na

Noun[edit]

mona f (plural monas)

  1. a female monkey or ape
    Synonyms: macaca, símia
  2. (vulgar) drunkenness
    Synonym: bebedeira
  3. rag doll
    Synonyms: marafona, matrafona
  4. the state of being upset, bothered or annoyed
    Synonyms: aborrecimento, amuamento, amuo
  5. (informal) vagina (woman's genitalia)
    For synonyms, see here.
  6. a goat lacking one of its horns
  7. (bullfighting) armor used by the bullfighter under his shorts

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mono (monkey).

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Noun[edit]

mona f (plural monas)

  1. drunkenness, fuddle

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Noun[edit]

mona f (plural monas, masculine mono, masculine plural monos)

  1. female equivalent of mono; female monkey
  2. copycat
  3. (Mexico, Chile) doll, puppet
  4. (Colombia) blonde woman

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Adjective[edit]

mona f sg

  1. Feminine singular of adjective mono.

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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

mona

  1. genitive singular of mon