nonna

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian nonna.

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.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin nonna.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nonna f (plural nonne)

  1. grandmother, granny, grannie

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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

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

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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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • nonna in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “nonna”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • nonna” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • nonna in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

Neapolitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin nonna

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈnɔnnɐ/

Noun[edit]

nonna f (please add the plural)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

nonna m, f

  1. definite feminine singular of nonne

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

nonna f

  1. definite singular of nonne