nana

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

An aphetic form of banana.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nana (plural nanas)

  1. (informal) A banana, the fruit.
  2. (slang) A fool.
    You look a right nana dressed up like that.

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

Bambara[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

nana

  1. Past tense of na.

Bikol Central[edit]

Noun[edit]

nanà

  1. pus; matter

Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: na‧na

Noun[edit]

nana

  1. (uncountable) pus

Chickasaw[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

nana

  1. something

Darkinjung[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

nana

  1. him (3rd person singular accusative)

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nanus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. dwarf



Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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)

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 2006-2012.
  • nana” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • nana” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • nana” in Santamarina, Antón (dir.), Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja: Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega (v 4.0). Santiago: ILG.

Garawa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Determiner[edit]

nana

  1. that

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

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

Ilocano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

nána

  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.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

nána

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

nana

  1. feminine singular of nano

Noun[edit]

nana f (plural nane)

  1. (female) 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.

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]

  • nana in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nana in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

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 and 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, third person possessive nananya)

  1. brother (older male sibling)

See also[edit]


Marshallese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • MED phonemes: {nahnah}
  • IPA(key): /nʲaɰnʲaɰ/, [nʲæ͡ɑɑ̯nʲæ͡ɑɑ̯]

Adjective[edit]

nana

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

References[edit]


Nias[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *nanah, 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

Verb[edit]

nana

  1. third-person singular present indicative of nanar
  2. second-person singular affirmative imperative of nanar

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
Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • nana”, in Hrvatski jezični portal, 2006–2018
  • nana”, in Hrvatski jezični portal, 2006–2018

Simeulue[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *nanah, 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[edit]

Echoic/imitative.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): [nana]

Noun[edit]

nana f (plural nanas)

  1. (Latin America) nanny
  2. (colloquial) granny, grandmother
  3. lullaby

Synonyms[edit]


Tagalog[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

nanà

  1. pus; matter

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

nana

  1. aunt

Tahitian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Interjection[edit]

nana

  1. bye, goodbye

Toba Batak[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *nanah, 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

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