Catalan

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Etymology 1

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Inherited from Late Latin domna, shortened variant of Latin domina. Compare Occitan dòna, French dame, Italian donna.

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dona f (plural dones)

  1. woman
    Antonym: home
  2. wife
    Synonyms: cònjuge, (figurative) costella, esposa, muller
    Antonyms: cònjuge, espòs, home, marit
    Hypernym: cònjuge
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Etymology 2

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Verb

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dona

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

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Czech

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈdona]
  • Rhymes: -ona
  • Hyphenation: do‧na

Etymology 1

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Borrowed from Italian donna.

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dona f

  1. Italian noble woman, lady, originally a noble title
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Etymology 2

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Noun

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dona

  1. genitive/accusative singular of don

Further reading

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  • "dona, donna" in Věra Petráčková, Jiří Kraus et al. Akademický slovník cizích slov I. Academia, 1995, ISBN 80-200-0497-1, page 175.

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Dalmatian

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Etymology

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From Latin domina. Compare Catalan dona, Italian donna, Romanian doamnă.

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dona f

  1. woman

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Galician

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Medieval fresco, Vilar de Donas, Galicia

Etymology

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From Old Galician-Portuguese dona, from Late Latin domna, from Latin domina.

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dona f (plural donas)

  1. female equivalent of dono
  2. lady, mistress, noblewoman, gentlewoman (woman of breeding and authority)
    Synonyms: dama, señora
  3. (formal) wife, married woman
    —A túa muller é unha lercha! —Miña dona é unha santa!
    —Your wife is telltale! —My lady is but a saint!
  4. (formal) woman
    —Miñas donas e meus señores: ...
    Ladies and gentlemen: ...

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References

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  • Ernesto González Seoane, María Álvarez de la Granja, Ana Isabel Boullón Agrelo (20062022) “dona”, in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • Xavier Varela Barreiro, Xavier Gómez Guinovart (20062018) “dona”, in Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval (in Galician), Santiago de Compostela: ILG
  • dona” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • dona” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • dona” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Garo

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Etymology

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Analyzable as /don/ + /-a/ This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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dona (transitive)

  1. to put, place aside, omit
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  • Burling, R. (2003) The Language of the Modhupur Mandi (Garo) Vol. II: The Lexicon[1], Bangladesh: University of Michigan, page 330

Irish

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Etymology

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From Old Irish dona, from Proto-Celtic *dognawos. See sona.

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Adjective

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dona (comparative measa)

  1. unfortunate, unlucky
  2. bad, poor, wretched, ill

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Mutation

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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dona dhona ndona
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): /ˈdo.na/
  • Rhymes: -ona
  • Hyphenation: dó‧na

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dona

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

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Latin

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Noun

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dōna

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of dōnum

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dōnā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of dōnō

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Old Irish

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Etymology

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From Proto-Celtic *dognawos. See sona.

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dona

  1. bad, unfortunate

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  • Irish: dona
  • Manx: donney
  • Scottish Gaelic: dona

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Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
dona dona
pronounced with /ð(ʲ)-/
ndona
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Portuguese

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Etymology

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From Old Galician-Portuguese dona, from Late Latin domna, from Latin domina. Doublet of dama.

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  • Rhymes: (Portugal) -ɔnɐ
  • Hyphenation: do‧na

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dona f (plural donas)

  1. feminine of dono
  2. (colloquial, familiar) a title of address to an adult woman, especially a middle-aged one
    Oi, dona Ana! Como vão as coisas?
    Hi, Mrs. Ana! How are things going?
  3. (colloquial, used mostly by young people) lady (adult female human, especially one old enough to be a mother)
    Synonym: senhora
    Ei, dona, a senhora poderia por favor tirar seu carro?
    Hey, lady, could you please move your car?

Romanian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from French donner, from Latin donō.

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a dona (third-person singular present donează, past participle donat) 1st conj.

  1. to donate (to give away something of value)

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Scottish Gaelic

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From Old Irish dona (bad).

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dona (comparative miosa, qualitative noun miosad or donad)

  1. bad
    aimsir dona - bad weather

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Mutation

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Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
dona dhona
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdona/ [ˈd̪o.na]
  • Rhymes: -ona
  • Syllabification: do‧na

Etymology 1

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Borrowed from English doughnut.

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dona f (plural donas)

  1. doughnut
    Synonyms: dónut, rosca

Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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dona

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

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Swedish

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Etymology

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don +‎ -a

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dona (present donar, preterite donade, supine donat, imperative dona)

  1. to do various small tasks
    Har donat i köket otaliga timmar nu
    I've been busy in the kitchen for several hours now
    Vi fixade och donade inför bröllopet
    We were busy preparing for the wedding

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Tok Pisin

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Etymology

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From English donor.

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dona

  1. donor (usually used to refer to countries that give aid to Papua New Guinea)

Venetian

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Etymology

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From Late Latin domna, from Latin domina. Compare Italian donna.

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dona f (plural done)

  1. woman
  2. wife