tunna

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Faroese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tunna f (genitive singular tunnu, plural tunnur)

  1. ton
  2. (archaic, cubic measure) 8 skeppur
    Synonyms: krambúðarmál
  3. (nautical) crow's nest

Declension[edit]

Declension of tunna
f1 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative tunna tunnan tunnur tunnurnar
accusative tunnu tunnuna tunnur tunnurnar
dative tunnu tunnuni tunnum tunnunum
genitive tunnu tunnunnar tunna tunnanna

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish tunna (cask). Compare Icelandic tunna (barrel).

Noun[edit]

tunna m (genitive singular tunna, nominative plural tunnaí)

  1. tun

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
tunna thunna dtunna
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • "tunna" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • tunna” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “tunna” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

tunna f sg

  1. definite singular of tunne

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

tunna (present tense tunnar, past tense tunna, past participle tunna, passive infinitive tunnast, present participle tunnande, imperative tunna/tunn)

  1. to swing (around something), rotate
  2. to fuss, fidget

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From tunn

Adjective[edit]

tunna

  1. absolute singular definite and plural form of tunn.

Verb[edit]

tunna

  1. to make or become thin or sparse, to disperse, to fade (used with prepositions av, ur, ut).
    Månen föll och stjärnorna tunnade av.
    The moon fell and the stars dispersed.
    åtminstone hade hans ansikte spår av en gammal våldsam solbränna, som för länge sedan hade tunnats ut till gult
    at least his face bore traces of an old grim tan, which long ago had faded to yellow
Conjugation[edit]


Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Swedish tunna, from Old Norse tunna. Cognate with Old Saxon tunna, Old English tunne, Medieval Latin tunna, tonna.

Noun[edit]

tunna c

  1. a barrel (round vessel made from staves bound with a hoop)
  2. a barrel, an historic measure of dry volume, four-bushel measure
Declension[edit]
Declension of tunna 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative tunna tunnan tunnor tunnorna
Genitive tunnas tunnans tunnors tunnornas
Related terms[edit]

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