wena

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Fanagalo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Zulu wena.

Pronoun[edit]

wena

  1. you; second-person singular pronoun.

Northern Ndebele[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *wená.

Pronoun[edit]

wená

  1. you, thou, thee; second-person singular absolute pronoun.

Northern Sotho[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

wena

  1. you

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to wēnan and wēn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wēna m

  1. opinion

Declension[edit]


Old Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *wānijan, from Proto-Germanic *wēnijaną. Cognates include Old English wēnan and Old Saxon wānian and Old Dutch wānen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

wena

  1. (intransitive) to think
  2. (intransitive) to hope, ween

References[edit]

  • Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN

Phuthi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *wená.

Pronoun[edit]

wená

  1. you, thou, thee; second-person singular absolute pronoun.

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vena.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvɛ.na/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

wena f

  1. afflatus, inspiration
    Synonyms: natchnienie, inspiracja

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • wena in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • wena in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Pukapukan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *fana, from Proto-Central Pacific *vana, from Proto-Oceanic *panaq, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *panaq, from Proto-Austronesian *panaq.

Noun[edit]

wena

  1. home-made speargun (made of rubber band and steel wire)
    Aumai loa koe tau wená, kē wano ake ai au wenawena.
    Will you give me your spear so that I can go spear-fishing?
  2. bow
    Taku wena nei na māni ki te lākau wetau.
    My bow is made of wetau wood.

Verb[edit]

wena

  1. to shoot an arrow or spear
    Taku puaka nā yele i te niú, na wena loa e te tangata, mate.
    The pig I tied to that coconut tree was shot with an arrow by someone and it died.

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Sotho[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

wena

  1. you

Southern Ndebele[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *wená.

Pronoun[edit]

wená

  1. you, thou, thee; second-person singular absolute pronoun.

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

wena

  1. feminine singular of weno

Swazi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *wená.

Pronoun[edit]

wená

  1. you, thou, thee; second-person singular absolute pronoun.

Tsonga[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

wena

  1. you; second-person singular pronoun.

Xhosa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *wená.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

wená

  1. you, thou, thee; second-person singular absolute pronoun.

Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nguni *wená.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

wená

  1. you, thou, thee; second-person singular absolute pronoun.

Inflection[edit]

Stem -we, poss. stem -kho
Full form wená
Locative kúwe
Full form wená
Locative kúwe
Copulative ngúwe
Possessive forms
Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wákho ówákho
Class 2 bákho ábákho
Class 3 wákho ówákho
Class 4 yákho éyákho
Class 5 lákho élákho
Class 6 ákho áwákho
Class 7 sákho ésákho
Class 8 zákho ézákho
Class 9 yákho éyákho
Class 10 zákho ézákho
Class 11 lwákho ólwákho
Class 14 bákho óbákho
Class 15 kwákho ókwákho
Class 17 kwákho ókwákho

References[edit]