tuna

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Etymology 1[edit]

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From American Spanish alteration of the Spanish atún, from Arabic تُنّ ‎(tunn, tuna), from Latin thunnus, itself from Ancient Greek θύννος ‎(thúnnos), from θύνω ‎(thúnō), "I rush, dart along"). (Can this(+) etymology be sourced?)

Noun[edit]

tuna ‎(plural tuna or tunas)

  1. Any of several species of fish of the genus Thunnus in the family Scombridae.
  2. The edible flesh of the tuna.
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Taino

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Noun[edit]

tuna ‎(plural tunas)

  1. The prickly pear, a type of cactus native to Mexico in the genus Opuntia.
  2. The fruit of the cactus.
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Akawaio[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Carib *tuna.

Noun[edit]

tuna

  1. water
  2. rain

References[edit]

  • Journal of the Walter Roth Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, issue 13 (2001), page 12: "(Both Kapon and Pemon groups use tuna to mean "water", but Pemon employ konok which specifically means "rain" - a word which is lacking in the Akawaio language so that tuna is used to refer to rain and to water in general.)"

Chamorro[edit]

Verb[edit]

tuna

  1. (transitive) to laud, to praise.

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

tuna f

  1. ton (unit of weight)

Galibi Carib[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Carib *tuna.

Noun[edit]

tuna

  1. water

References[edit]

  • The Languages of the Andes (2004, Willem F. H. Adelaar, Pieter C. Muysken)

Hixkaryana[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Carib *tuna.

Noun[edit]

tuna

  1. water

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term is obligatorily unpossessed.

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Indonesian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tuna

  1. damaged

Maori[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tuna

  1. eel

Maquiritari[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Carib *tuna.

Noun[edit]

tuna

  1. water
  2. river, watercourse

References[edit]

  • Ed. Key, Mary Ritchie and Comrie, Bernard. The Intercontinental Dictionary Series, Carib (De'kwana).

Pemon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Carib *tuna.

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tuna

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Journal of the Walter Roth Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, issue 13 (2001), page 12: "(Both Kapon and Pemon groups use tuna to mean "water", but Pemon employ konok which specifically means "rain" - a word which is lacking in the Akawaio language so that tuna is used to refer to rain and to water in general.)"
  1. ^ 2006, Katia Nepomuceno Pessoa, Fonologia Taurepang e comparação preliminar da fonologia de línguas do grupo Pemóng (família Caribe), Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, attachment 7.

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

tuna

  1. third-person singular present indicative of tunar
  2. second-person singular imperative of tunar

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tonāre, present active infinitive of tonō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *(s)tenh₂- ‎(to thunder).

Verb[edit]

a tuna (third-person singular present tună, past participle tunat1st conj.

  1. to thunder
  2. to speak thunderously

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Samoan[edit]

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tuna

  1. eel

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Taino

Noun[edit]

tuna f ‎(plural tunas)

  1. prickly pear, the fruit of the nopal cactus (Opuntia, especially Opuntia ficus-indica).
  2. nopal
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  • Tuna is a false friend, and does not mean a kind of fish in Spanish. Spanish equivalents are shown above, in the "Translations" section of the English entry tuna.

Etymology 2[edit]

From French tune, originally from roi de Thunes

Noun[edit]

tuna f ‎(plural tunas)

  1. (Spain) a college singing group, wearing ornate clothes, called in the Americas estudiantina (see Tuna (music))