nanna

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly derived from Proto-Celtic *nana (grandmother); probably from a Proto-Indo-European root imitative of a child speaking, similar to Ancient Greek νάννα (nánna). See also nanny.

Noun[edit]

nanna (plural nannas)

  1. grandmother

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Ainu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Nivkh нанӽ (nanẋ), нанак (nanak).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nanna (Kana spelling ナㇴナ)

  1. (dialectal, Sakhalin) elder sister
    Synonym: sa

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vovin, Alexander V. (2016), “On the Linguistic Prehistory of Hokkaidō”, in Gruzdeva Ekaterina; Janhunen Juha, editors, Crosslinguistics and Linguistic Crossings in Northeast Asia. Papers on the Languages of Sakhalin and Adjacent Regions (Studia Orientalia; 117), Helsinki, pages 29–38.

Chickasaw[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

nana

Pronoun[edit]

nanna (indefinite pronoun)

  1. something

Related terms[edit]

nanta

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Child speak, a variant of nami, namu, etc.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nanna

  1. (colloquial) sweet, candy

Declension[edit]

Inflection of nanna (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative nanna nannat
genitive nannan nannojen
partitive nannaa nannoja
illative nannaan nannoihin
singular plural
nominative nanna nannat
accusative nom. nanna nannat
gen. nannan
genitive nannan nannojen
nannainrare
partitive nannaa nannoja
inessive nannassa nannoissa
elative nannasta nannoista
illative nannaan nannoihin
adessive nannalla nannoilla
ablative nannalta nannoilta
allative nannalle nannoille
essive nannana nannoina
translative nannaksi nannoiksi
instructive nannoin
abessive nannatta nannoitta
comitative nannoineen
Possessive forms of nanna (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person nannani nannamme
2nd person nannasi nannanne
3rd person nannansa

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From child speak.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnan.na/
  • Rhymes: -anna
  • Hyphenation: nàn‧na

Noun[edit]

nanna f (plural nanne)

  1. beddy-byes, bye-byes (time to sleep, childish)

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Maltese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sicilian nanna.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nanna f (plural nanniet, masculine nannu)

  1. grandmother

Inflection[edit]

    Inflected forms
Personal-pronoun-
including forms
singular plural
m f
1st person nannti nannitna
2nd person nanntek nannitkom
3rd person nanntu nannitha nannithom

Sumerian[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nanna

  1. Romanization of 𒋀𒆠 (nanna)