nana

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

An aphetic form of banana.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: näʹnə, IPA(key): /ˈnɑːnə/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑːnə

Noun[edit]

nana (plural nanas)

  1. (informal) A banana.
  2. (UK, slang) A foolish person.
    You look a right nana dressed up like that.
Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Variant spelling of nanna.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nana (plural nanas)

  1. (informal, term of endearment) one's grandmother
  2. (informal) a nanny

Anagrams[edit]


Asturian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

nana

  1. feminine singular of nanu

Balinese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nana

  1. Romanization of ᬦᬦ
  2. Romanization of ᬦᬦᬵ

Bambara[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

nana

  1. past tense of na

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nana

  1. feminine singular of nan

Noun[edit]

nana f (plural nanes)

  1. female equivalent of nan (dwarf)
  2. female equivalent of nano (boy)
  3. Clipping of estrella nana (dwarf star)

Derived terms[edit]


Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, compare Malay nanah.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: na‧na

Noun[edit]

nana

  1. (uncountable) pus

Central Huasteca Nahuatl[edit]

Noun[edit]

nana

  1. mother.

Champenois[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

nana

  1. (Sommepy) bread

References[edit]

  • Tarbé, Prosper (1851) Recherches sur l'histoire du langage et des patois de Champagne[1] (in French), volume 1, Reims, page 168

Chickasaw[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

nana

  1. something

Darkinjung[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

nana

  1. him (3rd person singular accusative)

Ese[edit]

Noun[edit]

nana

  1. war

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nano (dwarf, noun) +‎ -a (adjective ending), ultimately from Latin nānus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈnana]
  • Rhymes: -ana
  • Hyphenation: na‧na

Adjective[edit]

nana (accusative singular nanan, plural nanaj, accusative plural nanajn)

  1. dwarf



Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central-Pacific *nana, from Proto-Oceanic *nanaq, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nana

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive form of Anne, Anna, popularised after Zola's 1880 novel Nana.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nana f (plural nanas)

  1. (slang) chick, bird (especially when attractive)
    Synonym: meuf

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably with ultimate origin in baby talk.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nana f (plural nanas)

  1. (archaic) mother; mama

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • nana” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • nana” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • nana” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • nana” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.

Garawa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Determiner[edit]

nana

  1. that
    (please add the primary text of this usage example)I used that pot because there were no other pots available.
    Synonym: nanda

References[edit]

  • Ilana Mushin, A Grammar of (Western) Garrwa (2012)

Hadza[edit]

Etymology[edit]

naha +‎ -na

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nana

  1. there

Ilocano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: na‧na
  • IPA(key): /ˈnana/

Noun[edit]

nana

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

Isnag[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Noun[edit]

nána

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈna.na/
  • Rhymes: -ana
  • Hyphenation: nà‧na

Adjective[edit]

nana

  1. feminine singular of nano

Noun[edit]

nana f (plural nane)

  1. female equivalent of nano (dwarf)

Anagrams[edit]


Ivatan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

nana

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nana

  1. Rōmaji transcription of なな

Krisa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

nana

  1. I

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nāna f (genitive nānae); first declension

  1. dwarf (female)

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nāna nānae
Genitive nānae nānārum
Dative nānae nānīs
Accusative nānam nānās
Ablative nānā nānīs
Vocative nāna nānae

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]


Livonian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *nenä.

Noun[edit]

nana

  1. nose

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nana

  1. inflection of nan:
    1. genitive/accusative singular
    2. nominative dual

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Tamil அண்ணா (aṇṇā).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nana (Jawi spelling نان‎, plural nana-nana, informal 1st possessive nanaku, 2nd possessive nanamu, 3rd possessive nananya)

  1. brother (older male sibling)

See also[edit]


Mansaka[edit]

Noun[edit]

nana

  1. pus

Marshallese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (phonetic) IPA(key): [nʲɑːnʲɑ], (enunciated) [nʲɑ nʲɑ]
  • (phonemic) IPA(key): /nʲæɰnʲæɰ/
  • Bender phonemes: {nahnah}

Adjective[edit]

nana

  1. bad
  2. wicked
  3. evil
  4. inedible

References[edit]


Masbatenyo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Noun[edit]

nanà

  1. pus

Murui Huitoto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈna.na]
  • Hyphenation: na‧na

Pronoun[edit]

nana

  1. everything

Determiner[edit]

nana

  1. all

References[edit]

  • Shirley Burtch (1983) Diccionario Huitoto Murui (Tomo I) (Linguistica Peruana No. 20)‎[2] (in Spanish), Yarinacocha, Peru: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page 187
  • Katarzyna Izabela Wojtylak (2017) A grammar of Murui (Bue): a Witotoan language of Northwest Amazonia.[3], Townsville: James Cook University press (PhD thesis), page 154

Nias[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

nana (mutated form nana)

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

Northern Paiute[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Cahuilla náxanish

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nana (plural naana)

  1. man

Northern Sami[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nana

  1. attributive of nanus

Oroqen[edit]

Noun[edit]

nana

  1. skin, hide

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

nana f (plural nanas)

  1. nap; a quick or little sleep
    Synonyms: soneca, cochilo

Verb[edit]

nana

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of nanar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of nanar

Sambali[edit]

Noun[edit]

nana

  1. aunt

Noun[edit]

nanà

  1. pus

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Of expressive/onomatopoetic origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nána f (Cyrillic spelling на́на)

  1. mother
  2. grandmother

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish نعنع(nane), from Arabic نَعْنَع(naʿnaʿ), نَعْنَاع(naʿnāʿ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nána f (Cyrillic spelling на́на)

  1. mint
    Synonym: mètvica

References[edit]

  • nana” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • nana” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Simeulue[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

nana

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Echoic/imitative.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nana f (plural nanas)

  1. (Latin America) nanny
    Synonyms: niñera, ama
  2. (colloquial) granny, grandmother
    Synonyms: abuela, yaya
  3. (Chile) housekeeper
  4. lullaby
    Synonym: canción de cuna
  5. a kind of small sack
  6. (dated, Guatemala) mommy; mom; mother

Coordinate terms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Quechua nanay (pain)

Noun[edit]

nana f (plural nanas)

  1. (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, childish) small wound, scratch or painful bump
    Synonyms: pupa, yaya
  2. (Argentina, Uruguay, mostly in the plural) pains and aches of old age
    Synonym: achaque

Further reading[edit]


Tagalog[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Pronunciation 1[edit]

  • Hyphenation: na‧na
  • IPA(key): /ˈnanaʔ/, [ˈnanɐʔ]

Noun[edit]

nanà (Baybayin spelling ᜈᜈ)

  1. pus; matter
    Synonym: agwasa

Etymology 2[edit]

From Philippine Spanish nana (mommy)

Pronunciation 2[edit]

  • Hyphenation: na‧na
  • IPA(key): /ˈnana/, [ˈnanɐ]

Noun[edit]

nana (Baybayin spelling ᜈᜈ)

  1. aunt
    Synonyms: tiya, tita, tiyang, tiyahin, ale, ante, inda

Tahitian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

nana

  1. bye, goodbye

Tausug[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq.

Noun[edit]

nana

  1. pus

Toba Batak[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

nana (Batak spelling ᯉᯉ)

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

Wanyi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Determiner[edit]

nana

  1. that
    (please add the primary text of this usage example)I used that pot because there were no other pots available.

References[edit]

  • Mary Laughren, Rob Pensalfini, Tom Mylne, Accounting for verb-initial order in an Australian language, in Verb First: On the syntax of verb-initial languages (2005)

Waray-Waray[edit]

Noun[edit]

nanà

  1. pus; abscess

Yogad[edit]

Noun[edit]

naná

  1. pus; abscess