nonna

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian nonna. Doublet of nun.

Noun[edit]

nonna (plural nonnas)

  1. (dialectal) grandmother
    • 2009 July 29, Alex Witchel, “Borscht: What Would Nana Say?”, in New York Times[1]:
      An article last month in The Daily News talked about Enoteca Maria, a restaurant in Staten Island that has no professional chef, just a rotating roster of eight nonnas, or grandmothers, from different regions of Italy.

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • nonno (grandfather)

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Malay nyonya.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɔ.naː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: non‧na

Noun[edit]

nonna f (plural nonna's, diminutive nonnaatje n)

  1. (historical) A (young) woman of mixed Indonesian/Malay and European descent.
  2. (historical) A young lady, a miss.

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  • Afrikaans: nonna

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin nonna.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nonna f (plural nonne, masculine nonno)

  1. grandmother, granny

Derived terms[edit]

Coordinate terms[edit]

  • nonno (grandfather)

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Late Latin. Feminine of nonnus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nonna f (genitive nonnae); first declension

  1. nun

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nonna nonnae
Genitive nonnae nonnārum
Dative nonnae nonnīs
Accusative nonnam nonnās
Ablative nonnā nonnīs
Vocative nonna nonnae

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Neapolitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin nonna

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈnɔnnɐ/

Noun[edit]

nonna f (plural nnonne)

  1. grandmother
  2. beddy-bye

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

nonna m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of nonne

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

nonna f

  1. definite singular of nonne