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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin canna (reed), from Ancient Greek κάννα (kánna, reed), from Akkadian 𒄀 (qanû, reed), from Sumerian 𒄀𒈾 (gi.na).

 
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NounEdit

canna (plural cannas)

  1. Any member of the genus Canna of tropical plants with large leaves and often showy flowers.
    • 2000, JG Ballard, Super-Cannes, Fourth Estate 2011, p. 7:
      A palisade of Canary palms formed an honour guard along the verges, while beds of golden cannas flamed from the central reservation.
    • 2007 January 18, Anne Raver, “Is It Spring? Winter? What’s a Flower to Think?”, in New York Times[1]:
      Still, some of Mr. Cooper’s tender salvias are wintering over, and he plans to leave a few clumps of cannas in the ground next fall.

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Scots cannae.

VerbEdit

canna

  1. (Scotland, Jamaican) Contraction of can not; cannot.
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Etymology 3Edit

Borrowed from Italian canna.

NounEdit

canna (plural cannas)

  1. (historical) A measure of length in Italy, varying from six to seven feet.

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PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

canna

  1. third-person singular past historic of canner

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish cann, canna (can, vessel), borrowed from Old English canne.

NounEdit

canna m (genitive singular canna, nominative plural cannaí)

  1. can

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
canna channa gcanna
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin canna, from Ancient Greek κάννα (kánna, reed), from Akkadian 𒄀 (qanû, reed), from Sumerian 𒄀𒈾 (gi.na).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkan.na/, [ˈkän̺n̺ä]
  • Rhymes: -anna
  • Hyphenation: càn‧na

NounEdit

canna f (plural canne)

 
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  1. cane
  2. barrel (of a gun)
    canna cilidrica(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  3. (fishing) rod
    canna da pesca(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  4. tube, pipe (on a pump organ or a trachea)
    canne dell'organo(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  5. chute
  6. (slang) joint
    Synonym: spinello
  7. (historical) traditional unit of measure

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VerbEdit

canna

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

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek κάννα (kánna, reed), from Akkadian 𒄀 (qanû, reed), from Sumerian 𒄀𒈾 (gi.na).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

canna f (genitive cannae); first declension

  1. A reed, cane.
  2. (by extension) Anything made of reed or cane; reed-pipe, flute; gondola; windpipe.

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative canna cannae
Genitive cannae cannārum
Dative cannae cannīs
Accusative cannam cannās
Ablative cannā cannīs
Vocative canna cannae

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PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

canna f (plural cannas)

  1. Obsolete spelling of cana

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

can +‎ -na

VerbEdit

canna

  1. Orkney form of cannae (cannot)