penna

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See also: Penna, pénna, and pénn-a

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin penna (feather). Doublet of panne.

Noun[edit]

penna (plural pennae)

  1. a contour feather

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Breton[edit]

Adjective[edit]

penna

  1. main, principal

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin penna (feather).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈpɛnːɒ]
  • Hyphenation: pen‧na

Noun[edit]

penna (plural pennák)

  1. (archaic) quill pen, pen, quill (a feather used for writing)
    Synonyms: toll, írótoll

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative penna pennák
accusative pennát pennákat
dative pennának pennáknak
instrumental pennával pennákkal
causal-final pennáért pennákért
translative pennává pennákká
terminative pennáig pennákig
essive-formal pennaként pennákként
essive-modal
inessive pennában pennákban
superessive pennán pennákon
adessive pennánál pennáknál
illative pennába pennákba
sublative pennára pennákra
allative pennához pennákhoz
elative pennából pennákból
delative pennáról pennákról
ablative pennától pennáktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
pennáé pennáké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
pennáéi pennákéi
Possessive forms of penna
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. pennám pennáim
2nd person sing. pennád pennáid
3rd person sing. pennája pennái
1st person plural pennánk pennáink
2nd person plural pennátok pennáitok
3rd person plural pennájuk pennáik

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin penna and pinna, from Proto-Italic *petnā, from Proto-Indo-European *péth₂r̥ ~ pth₂én- (feather, wing).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

penna f (plural penne)

  1. feather
  2. pen
  3. (cooking, in the plural) penne (type of pasta)

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *petnā, from Proto-Indo-European *péth₂r̥ ~ pth₂én- (feather, wing), from *peth₂- (to fly), with pinna apparently representing a dialectal variant with pre-nasal raising. Probably related to pēnis (tail; penis).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

penna f (genitive pennae); first declension

  1. wing (of natural or supernatural creatures)
    1. (figuratively) wing as a symbol of speed
  2. feather, especially a flight-feather; pinion
  3. quill pen

Usage notes[edit]

  • Unlike its variant pinna, is not found in the meanings "fin" or "raised part of a parapet".

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative penna pennae
Genitive pennae pennārum
Dative pennae pennīs
Accusative pennam pennās
Ablative pennā pennīs
Vocative penna pennae

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Albanian: pendë
  • Aromanian: peanã
  • Asturian: peña
  • Catalan: penya
  • Danish: pen
  • English: pen
  • French: penne
  • Friulian: pene
  • Galician: pena

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • penna” on page 1459 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (2nd ed., 2012)
  • pinna” on page 1520 of the Oxford Latin Dictionary (2nd ed., 2012)
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “penna”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 458

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin penna

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

penna c

  1. a contour feather, a penna
  2. a quill, a feather used for writing
  3. a pen
  4. a pencil

Declension[edit]

Declension of penna 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative penna pennan pennor pennorna
Genitive pennas pennans pennors pennornas

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