EnglishEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -āna (neuter plural of -ānus).

SuffixEdit

-ana

  1. a collection of things that relate to a specific place, person, etc.
    Synonyms: -ia, -ica

Usage notesEdit

All the formations from this suffix are pluralia tantum.

Derived termsEdit


AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ana

  1. feminine singular of

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

-a- (linking vowel) +‎ -na (conditional suffix)

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ana

  1. (personal suffix) Used to form the third-person singular present tense of verbs (conditional mood, indefinite conjugation).
    tanít (to teach)tanítana (he/she would teach)

Usage notesEdit

  • (personal suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -na is added to most back vowel verbs
    vár (to wait)várna (he/she would wait)
    -ne is added to most front vowel verbs
    kér (to ask)kérne (he/she would ask)
    -ana is added to back vowel verbs ending in two consonants or in a long vowel + t (exceptions áll, száll, varr, forr, lát)
    mond (to say something)mondana (he/she would say something)
    tanít (to teach)tanítana (he/she would teach)
    -ene is added to front vowel verbs ending in two consonants or in a long vowel + t
    fest (to paint)festene (he/she would paint)
    segít (to help)segítene (he/she would help)

See alsoEdit


LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-āna

  1. inflection of -ānus:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural

SuffixEdit

-ānā

  1. ablative feminine singular of -ānus

Northern NdebeleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà (child). The development of this suffix in Nguni seems to be due to influence from Khoe languages.

SuffixEdit

-ana

  1. Noun diminutive suffix, creates a noun meaning something smaller or younger, or a small amount.
Derived termsEdit



PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

SuffixEdit

-ana

  1. Verbal noun (neuter), formed on root.

Usage notesEdit

Independent vowels and vowel bearers are shown in the list of alternative forms to accord with basic grammar rules. These are converted to dependent vowels when the suffix is used.

Derived termsEdit

Words using this suffix are listed in their own category. Note that normally only the Latin script forms are listed, as etymology sections are normally restricted to the Latin script form.



PhuthiEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà (child). The development of this suffix in Nguni seems to be due to influence from Khoe languages.

SuffixEdit

-ana

  1. Noun diminutive suffix, creates a noun meaning something smaller or younger, or a small amount.
  2. Adjective diminutive suffix, creates an adjective meaning "somewhat", "rather".
Derived termsEdit


Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Nguni *-ana, from Proto-Bantu *-ana.

SuffixEdit

-ana

  1. each other; forms reciprocal verbs.
Derived termsEdit
Category Phuthi words suffixed with -ana (reciprocal) not found



PortugueseEdit

SuffixEdit

-ana f (masculine -ano)

  1. feminine singular of -ano
  2. feminine equivalent of -ano

Serbo-CroatianEdit

SuffixEdit

-ana (Cyrillic spelling -ана)

  1. Suffix appended to words to create a feminine noun, usually denoting a place where an action occurs, relatives or to form a proper name.

Southern NdebeleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà (child). The development of this suffix in Nguni seems to be due to influence from Khoe languages.

SuffixEdit

-ana

  1. Noun diminutive suffix, creates a noun meaning something smaller or younger, or a small amount.
Derived termsEdit



SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ana f (masculine -ano)

  1. feminine singular of -ano

SwaziEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà (child). The development of this suffix in Nguni seems to be due to influence from Khoe languages.

SuffixEdit

-ana

  1. Noun diminutive suffix, creates a noun meaning something smaller or younger, or a small amount.
  2. Adjective diminutive suffix, creates an adjective meaning "somewhat", "rather".
Derived termsEdit


Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Nguni *-ana, from Proto-Bantu *-ana.

SuffixEdit

-ana

  1. each other; forms reciprocal verbs.
Derived termsEdit
Category Swazi words suffixed with -ana (reciprocal) not found



XhosaEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà (child). The development of this suffix in Nguni seems to be due to influence from Khoe languages.

SuffixEdit

-ana

  1. Noun diminutive suffix, creates a noun meaning something smaller or younger, or a small amount.
  2. Adjective diminutive suffix, creates an adjective meaning "somewhat", "rather".
Derived termsEdit


Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Nguni *-ana, from Proto-Bantu *-ana.

SuffixEdit

-ana

  1. each other; forms reciprocal verbs.
Derived termsEdit
Category Xhosa words suffixed with -ana (reciprocal) not found



ZuluEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Bantu *mʊ̀jánà (child). The development of this suffix in Nguni seems to be due to influence from Khoe languages.

SuffixEdit

-ana

  1. Noun diminutive suffix, creates a noun meaning something smaller or younger, or a small amount.
  2. Adjective diminutive suffix, creates an adjective meaning "somewhat", "rather".
  3. (used in compounds) child
Derived termsEdit


Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Nguni *-ana, from Proto-Bantu *-ana.

SuffixEdit

-ana

  1. each other; forms reciprocal verbs.
Derived termsEdit


ReferencesEdit