nenia

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See also: nénia, nênia, and neniä

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin

Noun[edit]

nenia (plural nenias)

  1. A funeral song; an elegy.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for nenia in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From neni- (negative correlative prefix) +‎ -a (correlative suffix of kind).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /neˈnia/
  • Hyphenation: ne‧ni‧a
  • Rhymes: -ia
  • Audio:
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Determiner[edit]

nenia (accusative singular nenian, plural neniaj, accusative plural neniajn)

  1. no kind of

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nenia.

Noun[edit]

nenia f (plural nenie)

  1. dirge
  2. wail

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Thought to be derived from Ancient Greek νηνία (nēnía).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nēnia f (genitive nēniae); first declension

  1. A funereal song; a dirge
  2. A song of little consequence; a ditty; a tune

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nēnia nēniae
Genitive nēniae nēniārum
Dative nēniae nēniīs
Accusative nēniam nēniās
Ablative nēniā nēniīs
Vocative nēnia nēniae

Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: nenia
  • Portuguese: nênia

References[edit]

  • nenia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nenia in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nenia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • nenia in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • nenia in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin