nina

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See also: Nina, NINA, Nína, niña, ñina, Ņina, and -nina

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the name Nina, taken from the cartoonist Al Hirschfield's habit of hiding his daughter Nina's name in his drawings.

Noun[edit]

nina (plural ninas)

  1. A hidden message revealed in the completed grid of a crossword.
    • 2008 April 1, Ilan Caron, “Guardian Cryptic Crossword No. 24350 set by Brendan”, in rec.puzzles.crosswords, Usenet[1]:
      The puzzle itself was fairly easy however there was an elegant nina based on the middle entry (INSIDE STORY) in which each of the across answers hid a synonym of "story", e.g. 5A and 6A were: STABle gendER.
    • 2014 August 10, Brian Bethune, “The crossword’s meandering 100-year journey”, in Maclean's[2]:
      Ninas may or may not be present and, even if one is there, it can go unnoticed because, not being intrinsic to the solution, its presence is not advertised—or because it is so well hidden.
    • 2014, Alan Connor, The Crossword Century: 100 Years of Witty Wordplay, Ingenious Puzzles, and Linguistic Mischief, Penguin →ISBN
      Other “personal” ninas are happier and subtler: birthday wishes to loved ones, which, ultimately, have only one intended reader

Anagrams[edit]


Aymara[edit]

Noun[edit]

nina

  1. fire

Catalan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nina f (plural nines, masculine nin)

  1. (anatomy) pupil
  2. (dialectal) girl, female child

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Dalmatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a Vulgar Latin root *ninna, a nursery or infantile word.

Noun[edit]

nina f

  1. mother

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *nenä.

Noun[edit]

nina (genitive nina, partitive nina)

  1. (anatomy) nose
  2. tip

Declension[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nina

  1. Rōmaji transcription of にな

Kamano[edit]

Noun[edit]

nina

  1. Alternative form of ni (water)

References[edit]

  • The Papuan Languages of New Guinea (1986, →ISBN

Miskito[edit]

Noun[edit]

nina

  1. name

Quechua[edit]

Noun[edit]

nina

  1. fire for cooking, candle, match

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Sasak[edit]

Noun[edit]

nina

  1. woman, female

References[edit]

  • Dictionary of the Sasak language of Lombok, with Indonesian and English (1995)

Xhosa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *niná.

Pronoun[edit]

niná

  1. you, you all; second-person plural absolute pronoun.

Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *niná.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

niná

  1. you, you all; second-person plural absolute pronoun.

Inflection[edit]

Stem -ni, poss. stem -ínú
Full form niná
Locative kíni
Full form niná
Locative kíni
Copulative yíni
Possessive forms
Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wênu ówênu
Class 2 bênu ábênu
Class 3 wênu ówênu
Class 4 yênu éyênu
Class 5 lênu élênu
Class 6 ênu áwênu
Class 7 sênu ésênu
Class 8 zênu ézênu
Class 9 yênu éyênu
Class 10 zênu ézênu
Class 11 lwênu ólwênu
Class 14 bênu óbênu
Class 15 kwênu ókwênu
Class 17 kwênu ókwênu

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