Last modified on 14 April 2014, at 21:26
See also: róna, röna, and roņa

MalayEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Metathesized form of warna, from Sanskrit वर्ण (varṇa).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Bahasa Baku) IPA(key): /ɾona/
  • (Johor-Riau) IPA(key): /ɾonə/
  • (Kedah-Penang) IPA(key): /ɣonɒ/
  • Hyphenation: ro‧na

NounEdit

rona

  1. colour
    • 1963, Arena Wati, Gelora, Pustaka Antara, page 245,
      Dan mata-nya mĕmancar dĕngan rona bĕrahi.
      And his eyes shone with the colour of passion.
    • 1981, Nazel Hashim Mohamad, Telatah, Eastern Universities Press (M), page 17,
      Selama pohon bongor itu di situ selama itulah kubur si Apek bongkok akan dihiasi dengan bebunga rona ungu muda.
      As long as the Giant Crape-myrtle tree is there, the grave of the hunched Chinaman will always be adorned with light purple-coloured flowers.
    • 1997, Abdullah Hussain, Dari Kota Cahaya, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, page 350,
      Merenung muka suaminya yang diam tenang dan tak bergerak, yang telah tidak ada rona lagi.
      She stared at her husband's tranquil and unmoving face, which no longer bore any colour.

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ReferencesEdit

  • "warna" in A Dictionary of the Malayan Language, in Two Parts, Malayan and English and English and Malayan, William Marsden, Cox and Baylis, 1812, page 353.
  • "rona" in A Malay-English Dictionary, Richard James Wilkinson, Kelly & Walsh Limited, 1901-1903, page 350.