See also: ANSA and anså

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin ānsa (a handle, haft).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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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FinnishEdit

(index an)

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

ansa

  1. trap
  2. booby trap

DeclensionEdit

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
ansainrare
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
instructive ansoin
abessive ansatta ansoitta
comitative ansoineen
Possessive forms of ansa (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person ansani ansamme
2nd person ansasi ansanne
3rd person ansansa

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

ansa

  1. third-person singular past historic of anser

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Guinea-Bissau CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese asa. Cognate with Kabuverdianu aza.

NounEdit

ansa

  1. wing

IbanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay angsa.

NounEdit

ansa

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

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse anza.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

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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IrishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

AdjectiveEdit

ansa

  1. dearest, most beloved

Etymology 2Edit

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

AdjectiveEdit

ansa

  1. (literary) difficult

Etymology 3Edit

From Latin ansa (handle).

NounEdit

ansa m (genitive singular ansa, nominative plural ansaí)

  1. (astronomy) ansa
DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

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.

Further readingEdit

  • "ansa" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “ansa” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “ansa” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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).

NounEdit

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

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

ansa

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

AnagramsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂emseh₂ (handle)[1], from *h₂em- (to grasp). See also amplus and ampla (handle).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ānsa f (genitive ānsae); first declension

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

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

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

DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: nansa
  • French: anse
  • Galician: asa, aza
  • Italian: ansa
  • Portuguese: asa
  • Spanish: asa

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mallory, Adams, Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture, p.255

Further readingEdit

  • 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, 1883–1887)
  • ansa in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], 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 NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse ansa, anza.

VerbEdit

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

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

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PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French anse, from Latin ānsa.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈan.sa/
  • (file)

NounEdit

ansa f

  1. (literary) resentment, animosity, ill will
    Synonyms: uraza, niechęć, pretensja

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • ansa in Polish dictionaries at PWN

SwedishEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. to prune (to trim a tree or shrub)

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Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English answer.

NounEdit

ansa

  1. answer