See also: Canna

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin canna (reed), from Ancient Greek κᾰ́ννᾱ (kánnā, reed), from Akkadian 𒂵𒉡𒌑𒌝 (qanûm). Cognates Biblical Hebrew קָנֶה(qané), Aramaic קַנְיָא(qanyā), Classical Syriac ܩܢܝܐ(qanya), and English cane, canon, cannon, canal, and channel.

 
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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.

ContractionEdit

canna

  1. (Scotland, Cumbria, Jamaican) Contraction of can not; cannot.
    • 1966, “The Naked Time”, in Star Trek: The Original Series, season 1, episode 4, spoken by Scotty (James Doohan):
      I canna' change the laws of physics.
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Etymology 3Edit

Borrowed from Italian canna. Doublet of cane.

NounEdit

canna (plural cannas)

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

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FrenchEdit

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VerbEdit

canna

  1. third-person singular past historic of canner

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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 κᾰ́ννᾱ (kánnā, reed), from Akkadian 𒂵𒉡𒌑𒌝 (qanûm, reed).

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

canna f (plural canne)

 
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  1. cane
  2. barrel (of a gun)
    canna cilidricacylindrical barrel
  3. (fishing) rod
    canna da pescafishing rod
  4. tube, pipe (on a pump organ or a trachea)
    canne dell'organoorgan pipes
  5. chute
  6. (slang) joint
    Synonym: spinello
  7. (historical) traditional unit of measure

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: canna

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VerbEdit

canna

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

Jamaican CreoleEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English cannot.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkanə/
  • Hyphenation: ca‧nna

VerbEdit

canna

  1. (rare) Alternative form of cyaan.
    • 2013, Axel Bohmann, “Nobody canna cross it: An interactional perspective on discourse in motion”, in The University of Texas at Austin, Department of English[2] (in English), page 4:
      “Cues on various levels of linguistic description suggested that he was attempting to speak ‘proper English’ for the camera while at the same time clearly lacking the linguistic competence to do so. The interview with Brown became famous when Jamaican DJ Kevin Hamilton (’DJ Powa’) remixed samples from it over an electronic beat and published the result on the video-sharing web-site Youtube. The music video went viral and sparked a wave of subsequent interviews, parodies and meta-linguistic commentary. The title of the song – “Nobody canna cross it” – has become emblematic of this entire phenomenon. []
    Nobody canna cross it.
    Nobody can cross it.
    (literally, “Nobody cannot cross it.”)

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek κᾰ́ννᾱ (kánnā, reed), from Akkadian 𒂵𒉡𒌑𒌝 (qanûm, reed). Compare Biblical Hebrew קָנֶה(qané), Aramaic קַנְיָא(qanyā) or ܩܲܢܝܵܐ(qanyā) and Classical Syriac ܩܰܢܝܳܐ(qanyo).

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NounEdit

canna f (genitive cannae); first declension

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

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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ReferencesEdit

  • canna in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • canna in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • canna 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)
  • canna in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • canna in Georges, Karl Ernst; Georges (1913–1918) Ausführliches lateinisch-deutsches Handwörterbuch, Hahnsche Buchhandlung

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

canna f (plural cannas)

  1. Obsolete spelling of cana

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

can +‎ -na

VerbEdit

canna

  1. Orkney form of cannae (cannot)

SicilianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin canna, from Ancient Greek κᾰ́ννᾱ (kánnā, reed), from Akkadian 𒂵𒉡𒌑𒌝 (qanûm, reed).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkaːn.nɐ̠/, [ˈkäːn̺.n̺ɑ̝]
  • Hyphenation: càn‧na

NounEdit

canna f (plural canni)

 
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  1. reed, stick, rattan; a cane, rod, instrument, or other item made out of such material
  2. barrel (as of a gun or cannon)
  3. tube, pipe (as on a pump organ or a trachea)
    canna d'organuorgan pipe

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