senna

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See also: Senna and senną

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic سَنَا(sanā, senna)

Noun[edit]

senna (countable and uncountable, plural sennas)

  1. (countable) Any of several plants of the tribe Cassieae, especially those of the genera Cassia and Senna, whose leaves and pods are used as a purgative and laxative.
  2. (uncountable) The dried leaves or pods of these plants (especially of Senna alexandrina, syn. Cassia angustifolia or Cassia acutifolia), used medicinally.
  3. (medicine) Senna glycoside, a laxative.

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse sanna (to affirm, prove), see also Old Frisian sanna (to contradict, disprove).

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senna f (genitive singular sennu, nominative plural sennur)

  1. quarrel, row, slanging match

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic سَنَا(sanā).

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Noun[edit]

senna f (plural senne)

  1. (botany) senna
  2. (uncountable) senna (medicinal preparation)
  3. (fishing) fishing net

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Etymology 2[edit]

From French seine, from Late Latin sagēna, from Ancient Greek σαγήνη (sagḗnē).

Noun[edit]

senna f (plural senne)

  1. (fishing) a large trammel
  2. (fishing) seine (net)

References[edit]

  • senna1 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • senna2 in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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senna

  1. feminine nominative/vocative singular of senny