morena

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See also: Morena, moréna, mořena, and mōrena

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sotho morena, Northern Sotho morena, Tswana morena, from mo- (personal class prefix) + rena (to be rich, to be a leader).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

morena (plural morenas or marena)

  1. (South Africa) Someone in authority, a master or leader, especially among Sotho-speakers. (Chiefly as a form of address.) [from 19th c.]
    • 1979, André Brink, A Dry White Season, Vintage, published 1998, page 93:
      Morena,’ said the old priest, ‘don't be angry with the boy.’

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Catalan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inherited from Latin muraena.

Noun[edit]

morena f (plural morenes)

  1. a moray eel, especially the Mediterranean moray (Muraena helena)
  2. (Valencia) mushroom of the genus Agaricus
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Etymology 2[edit]

Inherited from Vulgar Latin morena, from Latin haemorrhoidae, from Ancient Greek αἱμορροΐς (haimorrhoḯs). Doublet of hemorroide, a learned borrowing.

Noun[edit]

morena f (plural morenes)

  1. haemorrhoid
    Synonym: hemorroide

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from French moraine.

Noun[edit]

morena f (plural morenes)

  1. (geomorphology) moraine

Etymology 4[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective[edit]

morena

  1. feminine singular of morè
  2. feminine singular of moreno

Further reading[edit]

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish morena, feminine singular form of moreno.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: mo‧re‧na

Adjective[edit]

morena

  1. feminine of moreno

Galician[edit]

Adjective[edit]

morena

  1. feminine singular of moreno

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /moˈrɛ.na/, /moˈre.na/[1]
  • Rhymes: -ɛna, -ena
  • Hyphenation: mo‧rè‧na, mo‧ré‧na

Noun[edit]

morena f (plural morene)

  1. (geology) moraine, glacial till, drift

References[edit]

  1. ^ morena in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French moraine, from Italian morena, from Franco-Provençal mor, morre, from Vulgar Latin *murrum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɔˈrɛ.na/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛna
  • Syllabification: mo‧re‧na

Noun[edit]

morena f

  1. (geology) moraine (accumulation of rocks and debris carried and deposited by a glacier)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from French moraine.

Noun[edit]

morena f (plural morenas)

  1. (geology) moraine, debris (large rock fragments left by a melting glacier)
    Synonym: moreia

Etymology 2[edit]

From moreno.

Noun[edit]

morena f (plural morenas)

  1. brunette (a girl or woman with brown or black hair)

Adjective[edit]

morena

  1. feminine singular of moreno

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French moraine.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /morěːna/
  • Hyphenation: mo‧re‧na

Noun[edit]

moréna f (Cyrillic spelling море́на)

  1. moraine

Declension[edit]

Participle[edit]

morena (Cyrillic spelling морена)

  1. inflection of moriti:
    1. feminine singular passive past participle
    2. neuter plural passive past participle

Sotho[edit]

Noun[edit]

morena class 1/6 (plural marena)

  1. lord, chief, master, king

Descendants[edit]

  • Phuthi: murena

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /moˈɾena/ [moˈɾe.na]
  • (Spain)
    Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -ena
  • Syllabification: mo‧re‧na

Etymology 1[edit]

See moreno. Ultimately related to English Moor.

Noun[edit]

morena f (plural morenas)

  1. female equivalent of moreno

Adjective[edit]

morena

  1. feminine singular of moreno

Etymology 2[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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from Latin muraena (sea eel, lamprey), from Ancient Greek σμυραινα (smuraina), from σμυρος (smuros, sea eel).

Noun[edit]

morena f (plural morenas)

  1. (zoology) moray

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish morena.

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Adjective[edit]

morena (masculine moreno, Baybayin spelling ᜋᜓᜇᜒᜈ)

  1. dark-skinned (of a woman)

Noun[edit]

morena (masculine moreno, Baybayin spelling ᜋᜓᜇᜒᜈ)

  1. dark-skinned woman
  2. female Filipino beauty standard, typically described as a beautiful young woman with physical traits native or indigenous to the Philippines

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Tswana[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

morêna class 1 (plural barena)

  1. lord, chief, master King