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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin ānsa (a handle, haft).

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ansa (plural ansae)

  1. (astronomy) The most protruding part of planetary rings as seen from a distance, perceived to project like handles on either side of the disc of the planet.
  2. (anatomy) A loop-shaped structure.
    Hyponyms: ansa cervicalis, ansa lenticularis

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Translations

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References

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Catalan

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin ānsa.

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Noun

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ansa f (plural anses)

  1. handle
    Synonym: nansa
  2. (anatomy) loop
  3. (surgery) snare
  4. small bay, inlet

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Finnish

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Etymology

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From Proto-Finnic *ansa (compare Estonian aas), borrowed from Proto-Balto-Slavic *ansā (compare Old Prussian ansis (hook, latch), Latvian osa),[1] from Proto-Indo-European *h₂emseh₂ (compare Latin ānsa (handle)).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɑnsɑ/, [ˈɑ̝ns̠ɑ̝]
  • Rhymes: -ɑnsɑ
  • Syllabification(key): an‧sa

Noun

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ansa

  1. trap
  2. booby trap

Declension

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Inflection of ansa (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative ansa ansat
genitive ansan ansojen
partitive ansaa ansoja
illative ansaan ansoihin
singular plural
nominative ansa ansat
accusative nom. ansa ansat
gen. ansan
genitive ansan ansojen
ansain rare
partitive ansaa ansoja
inessive ansassa ansoissa
elative ansasta ansoista
illative ansaan ansoihin
adessive ansalla ansoilla
ablative ansalta ansoilta
allative ansalle ansoille
essive ansana ansoina
translative ansaksi ansoiksi
abessive ansatta ansoitta
instructive ansoin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of ansa (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative ansani ansani
accusative nom. ansani ansani
gen. ansani
genitive ansani ansojeni
ansaini rare
partitive ansaani ansojani
inessive ansassani ansoissani
elative ansastani ansoistani
illative ansaani ansoihini
adessive ansallani ansoillani
ablative ansaltani ansoiltani
allative ansalleni ansoilleni
essive ansanani ansoinani
translative ansakseni ansoikseni
abessive ansattani ansoittani
instructive
comitative ansoineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative ansasi ansasi
accusative nom. ansasi ansasi
gen. ansasi
genitive ansasi ansojesi
ansaisi rare
partitive ansaasi ansojasi
inessive ansassasi ansoissasi
elative ansastasi ansoistasi
illative ansaasi ansoihisi
adessive ansallasi ansoillasi
ablative ansaltasi ansoiltasi
allative ansallesi ansoillesi
essive ansanasi ansoinasi
translative ansaksesi ansoiksesi
abessive ansattasi ansoittasi
instructive
comitative ansoinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative ansamme ansamme
accusative nom. ansamme ansamme
gen. ansamme
genitive ansamme ansojemme
ansaimme rare
partitive ansaamme ansojamme
inessive ansassamme ansoissamme
elative ansastamme ansoistamme
illative ansaamme ansoihimme
adessive ansallamme ansoillamme
ablative ansaltamme ansoiltamme
allative ansallemme ansoillemme
essive ansanamme ansoinamme
translative ansaksemme ansoiksemme
abessive ansattamme ansoittamme
instructive
comitative ansoinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative ansanne ansanne
accusative nom. ansanne ansanne
gen. ansanne
genitive ansanne ansojenne
ansainne rare
partitive ansaanne ansojanne
inessive ansassanne ansoissanne
elative ansastanne ansoistanne
illative ansaanne ansoihinne
adessive ansallanne ansoillanne
ablative ansaltanne ansoiltanne
allative ansallenne ansoillenne
essive ansananne ansoinanne
translative ansaksenne ansoiksenne
abessive ansattanne ansoittanne
instructive
comitative ansoinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative ansansa ansansa
accusative nom. ansansa ansansa
gen. ansansa
genitive ansansa ansojensa
ansainsa rare
partitive ansaansa ansojaan
ansojansa
inessive ansassaan
ansassansa
ansoissaan
ansoissansa
elative ansastaan
ansastansa
ansoistaan
ansoistansa
illative ansaansa ansoihinsa
adessive ansallaan
ansallansa
ansoillaan
ansoillansa
ablative ansaltaan
ansaltansa
ansoiltaan
ansoiltansa
allative ansalleen
ansallensa
ansoilleen
ansoillensa
essive ansanaan
ansanansa
ansoinaan
ansoinansa
translative ansakseen
ansaksensa
ansoikseen
ansoiksensa
abessive ansattaan
ansattansa
ansoittaan
ansoittansa
instructive
comitative ansoineen
ansoinensa

Hyponyms

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Derived terms

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References

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  1. ^ Junttila, Santeri, Kallio, Petri, Holopainen, Sampsa, Kuokkala, Juha, Pystynen, Juho, editors (2020–), “ansa”, in Suomen vanhimman sanaston etymologinen verkkosanakirja[1] (in Finnish), retrieved 2024-01-01

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French

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃.sa/
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Verb

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ansa

  1. third-person singular past historic of anser

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Guinea-Bissau Creole

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Etymology

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From Portuguese asa. Cognate with Kabuverdianu aza.

Noun

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ansa

  1. wing

Iban

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Etymology

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From Malay angsa.

Noun

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ansa

  1. goose (a grazing waterfowl of the family Anatidae)

Icelandic

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Old Norse anza.

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Verb

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ansa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative ansaði, supine ansað)

  1. to answer, to reply
  2. to pay heed to

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Ingrian

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Etymology

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From Proto-Finnic *ansa. Cognates include Finnish ansa and Estonian aas.

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Noun

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ansa

  1. trap for catching grouse

Declension

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Declension of ansa (type 3/kana, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative ansa ansat
genitive ansan ansoin
partitive ansaa ansoja
illative ansaa ansoi
inessive ansaas ansois
elative ansast ansoist
allative ansalle ansoille
adessive ansaal ansoil
ablative ansalt ansoilt
translative ansaks ansoiks
essive ansanna, ansaan ansoinna, ansoin
exessive1) ansant ansoint
1) obsolete
*) the accusative corresponds with either the genitive (sg) or nominative (pl)
**) the comitative is formed by adding the suffix -ka? or -kä? to the genitive.

Derived terms

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References

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  • Ruben E. Nirvi (1971) Inkeroismurteiden Sanakirja, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, page 16

Irish

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Etymology 1

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adjective

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ansa

  1. dearest, most beloved

Etymology 2

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adjective

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ansa

  1. (literary) difficult

Etymology 3

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From Latin ansa (handle).

Noun

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ansa m (genitive singular ansa, nominative plural ansaí)

  1. (astronomy) ansa
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Mutation

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Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
ansa n-ansa hansa t-ansa
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Italian

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈan.sa/
  • Rhymes: -ansa
  • Hyphenation: àn‧sa

Etymology 1

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Probably from Proto-Germanic *ansijō (loop, handle) mixed with *asa, inherited from Latin ānsa (handle), perhaps also formally influenced by the Latin in the literary language. Cf. German Öse (eyelet), Romansch ansa, onsa (eyelet); contrast the inherited Sardinian asa (handle), Lombard asa (handle) and aseta (loop), Verona Venetian asa (soffit), Abruzzo Neapolitan asa (door hinge), Calabria Sicilian asa (handle), Portuguese asa (wing; handle), Galician asa (handle), Spanish asa (handle).

Noun

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ansa f (plural anse)

  1. handle
    Synonyms: manico, maniglia, presa
  2. (rare) excuse, pretext
    Synonyms: appiglio, pretesto, scusa
  3. (geography) curve or bend (in a river)
    Synonyms: curva, meandro
  4. (geography) a small bight, bay, cove
    Synonym: insenatura
  5. loop, coil
  6. as name of various chirurgical or laboratory instruments

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Verb

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ansa

  1. inflection of ansare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Further reading

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  • ansa in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • Meyer-Lübke, Wilhelm (1911) “ansa”, in Romanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German)

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Latin

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Etymology

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From Proto-Indo-European *h₂emseh₂ (handle),[1][2] from *h₂em- (to grasp). Compare Lithuanian ąsa (jug handle), Proto-Germanic *ansijō (handle, loop, eyelet), Ancient Greek ἡνία (hēnía, rein, bridle). See also amplus (ample), ampla (handle), which the word was traditionally linked to, but which are not considered cognate anymore based on modern analysis.[1]

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Noun

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ānsa f (genitive ānsae); first declension

  1. handle
  2. tiller (handle of the rudder)

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First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ānsa ānsae
Genitive ānsae ānsārum
Dative ānsae ānsīs
Accusative ānsam ānsās
Ablative ānsā ānsīs
Vocative ānsa ānsae

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  • Direct reflexes:
    • Galician: asa
    • Portuguese: asa
      • Galician: aza
    • Spanish: asa
  • Derived forms:
  • Borrowings:

References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 De Vaan, Michiel (2008) “ānsa”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page 44
  2. ^ Mallory, Adams, Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture, p.255

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  • ansa”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ansa”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ansa in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • ansa in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[4], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to give occasion for blame; to challenge criticism: ansas dare ad reprehendum, reprehensionis
    • to contain, afford matter for criticism: ansam habere reprehensionis
  • ansa”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898), Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, →ISBN
  • Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), Bern, München: Francke Verlag

Norwegian Nynorsk

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Old Norse ansa, anza.

Verb

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ansa (present tense ansar, past tense ansa, past participle ansa, passive infinitive ansast, present participle ansande, imperative ansa/ans)

  1. notice, pay attention to
    Eg ansa deg ikkje.
    I didn't notice you.

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Polish

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Etymology

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Learned borrowing from Latin ānsa.[1][2][3] First attested in 1556–1557.[4]

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ansa f

  1. (literary) resentment, animosity, ill will [with do (+ genitive) ‘to/for whom/what’]
    Synonyms: niechęć, pretensja, uraza
  2. (obsolete, originally) reason, cause; rashness
    Synonyms: powód, przyczyna

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References

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  1. ^ Mirosław Bańko, Lidia Wiśniakowska (2021) “ansa”, in Wielki słownik wyrazów obcych, →ISBN
  2. ^ Stanisław Dubisz, editor (2003), “ansa”, in Uniwersalny słownik języka polskiego [Universal dictionary of the Polish language]‎[2] (in Polish), volumes 1-4, Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN SA, →ISBN
  3. ^ Witold Doroszewski, editor (1958–1969), “ansa”, in Słownik języka polskiego (in Polish), Warszawa: PWN
  4. ^ Maria Renata Mayenowa, Stanisław Rospond, Witold Taszycki, Stefan Hrabec, Władysław Kuraszkiewicz (2010-2023) “ansa”, in Słownik Polszczyzny XVI Wieku [A Dictionary of 16th Century Polish]

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Portuguese

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin ānsa (handle). Doublet of asa.

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  • Hyphenation: an‧sa

Noun

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ansa f (plural ansas)

  1. (anatomy) ansa (loop-shaped structure)

Swedish

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Verb

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ansa (present ansar, preterite ansade, supine ansat, imperative ansa)

  1. to trim, to prune
    ansa skägget
    trim one's beard

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Tok Pisin

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Etymology

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From English answer.

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ansa

  1. answer

Ye'kwana

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Variant orthographies
ALIV ansa
Brazilian standard ansa
New Tribes ansa

Etymology

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Compare Kari'na anàsa (throat).

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Noun

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ansa (possessed ansai)

  1. necklace

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References

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  • Hall, Katherine Lee (1988) The morphosyntax of discourse in De'kwana Carib, volumes I and II, Saint Louis, Missouri: PhD Thesis, Washington University, page 290