morna

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English[edit]

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Borrowed from Portuguese morna.

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morna (countable and uncountable, plural mornas)

  1. (uncountable, music) A genre of Cape Verdean music and dance.
    • 2005, Kate Tuttle, “Evora, Cesaria”, in Anthony Appiah; Henry Louis Gates (Jr.), editors, Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 593:
      She [Cesária Évora] is most famous for singing morna, which roughly translates to “songs of mourning.” As with many other kinds of folk music, morna songs are handed down from generation to generation, tracing dominant themes in a people's history.
  2. (countable) A piece of music in this style.

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Adjective[edit]

morna

  1. feminine singular of morno

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Verb[edit]

morna

  1. (impersonal) to dawn (become morning)
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  • morna in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Noun[edit]

morna

  1. accusative plural of morginn
  2. genitive plural of morginn

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *murnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)mer- (to think; remember). Cognate with Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌿𐍂𐌽𐌰𐌽 (maurnan) and English mourn.

Verb[edit]

morna

  1. (intransitive) to waste away
  2. (transitive) to cause to pine
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  • morn f (pining away)

References[edit]

  • morna in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From morno.

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  • IPA(key): (Brazil) /ˈmɔʁ.nɐ/, [ˈmɔɦ.nɐ]
    • IPA(key): (São Paulo) /ˈmɔɾ.nɐ/, [ˈmɔɾ.nɐ]
    • IPA(key): (Rio) /ˈmɔʁ.nɐ/, [ˈmɔʁ.nɐ]
  • IPA(key): (Portugal) /ˈmɔɾ.nɐ/, [ˈmɔɾ.nɐ]

Noun[edit]

morna f (plural mornas)

  1. (music) morna

Adjective[edit]

morna

  1. feminine singular of morno

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