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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Ancient Greek νηνία (nēnía).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nēnia f (genitive nēniae); first declension

  1. a funeral song, dirge
  2. a spell, incantation, enchantment
    Synonyms: carmen, cantiō, cantus, incantāmentum
  3. a song of little consequence, ditty, tune, lullaby
    Synonyms: lallus, lallum
  4. (in the plural) talk of little consequence, trifles, nonsense
    Synonyms: nūgae, nihil
    • 1st c. AD, Phaedrus, Poeta :
      POĒTA / Ioculāre tibi vidētur et sānē levī, / Dum nihil habēmus maius, calamō lūdimus, / Sed dīligenter intuēre hās nēniās / Quantam sub titulīs ūtilitātem reperiēs!
      Poet. / It may seem to you that it's just jests and trifles when I don't have anything better to do and play with the pen: but look at these trifles diligently; you will find so much usefulness under this pretext!
  5. (Late Latin, Medieval Latin) a complaint, criticism
    Synonyms: querēla, cēnsūra

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]

  • English: nenia
  • French: nénie
  • Italian: nenia
  • Portuguese: nénia, nênia
  • Spanish: nenia

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