donna

See also: Donna and dónna

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian donna.

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NounEdit

donna (plural donnas)

  1. A lady, especially a noblewoman; the title given to a lady in Italy.
    • 1837, Thomas Tod Stoddart, Angling reminiscences (page 65)
      What are the songs of Italy, sung as they are by the donnas of the scenic board, but a replication of squalls and quavers, infinitely more annoying than the gibberish of crones []
    • 2005, Burton D. Fisher, Mozart's Don Giovanni, page 22
      In Don Giovanni's three female characters, the diverse spectrum of womanhood is rendered complete: the great opera seria character of the avenging Donna Anna, the sentimental and spurned Donna Elvira, and the crafty but sympathetic peasant girl Zerlina.

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FinnishEdit

NounEdit

donna

  1. (slang) woman

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VerbEdit

donna

  1. third-person singular past historic of donner

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈd̪ˠɔn̪ˠə], [ˈd̪ˠʊn̪ˠə]

AdjectiveEdit

donna

  1. nominative / vocative / dative plural of donn
  2. strong genitive plural of donn

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
donna dhonna ndonna
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin domina (lady, mistress of an estate or household), from dominus (master), from domus (home).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈdɔnna]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: dòn‧na

NounEdit

donna f (plural donne)

  1. (somewhat obsolete) lady
  2. woman
  3. wife
  4. (card games, chess) queen
  5. actress

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donna

  1. rōmaji reading of どんな
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