See also: Donna, dónna, dònna, and Dønna

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Italian donna. Doublet of dame and domina.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɒn.ə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdɑ.nə/
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NounEdit

donna (plural donnas)

  1. A lady, especially a noblewoman; the title given to a lady in Italy.
    • 1837, Thomas Tod Stoddart, Angling reminiscences, page 65:
      What are the songs of Italy, sung as they are by the donnas of the scenic board, but a replication of squalls and quavers, infinitely more annoying than the gibberish of crones []
    • 2005, Burton D. Fisher, Mozart's Don Giovanni, page 22:
      In Don Giovanni's three female characters, the diverse spectrum of womanhood is rendered complete: the great opera seria character of the avenging Donna Anna, the sentimental and spurned Donna Elvira, and the crafty but sympathetic peasant girl Zerlina.
    Synonyms: lady, madam, mistress, noblewoman
    Coordinate term: don

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FinnishEdit

NounEdit

donna

  1. (slang) woman

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of donna (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative donna donnat
genitive donnan donnien
partitive donnaa donnia
illative donnaan donniin
singular plural
nominative donna donnat
accusative nom. donna donnat
gen. donnan
genitive donnan donnien
donnainrare
partitive donnaa donnia
inessive donnassa donnissa
elative donnasta donnista
illative donnaan donniin
adessive donnalla donnilla
ablative donnalta donnilta
allative donnalle donnille
essive donnana donnina
translative donnaksi donniksi
instructive donnin
abessive donnatta donnitta
comitative donnineen
Possessive forms of donna (type koira)
possessor singular plural
1st person donnani donnamme
2nd person donnasi donnanne
3rd person donnansa

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

donna

  1. third-person singular past historic of donner

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈd̪ˠɔn̪ˠə/, /ˈd̪ˠʊn̪ˠə/

AdjectiveEdit

donna

  1. nominative/vocative/dative/strong genitive plural of donn (brown)

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
donna dhonna ndonna
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin domna, shortened variant of Latin domina (lady, mistress of an estate or household), from dominus (master), from domus (home). Doublet of dama.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

donna f (plural donne)

  1. woman
    Antonyms: ragazza, uomo
  2. (archaic) lady
    Synonyms: signora, dama
  3. wife
    Synonym: moglie
  4. (card games) queen
    Synonym: regina
  5. actress
    Synonym: attrice

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: donna
  • Swedish: donna

See alsoEdit

Chess pieces in Italian · pezzi degli scacchi (layout · text)
           
re regina,
donna
torre alfiere cavallo pedone
Playing cards in Italian · carte da gioco (layout · text)
             
asso due tre quattro cinque sei sette
             
otto nove dieci fante donna,
regina
re jolly, joker,
matta

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

donna

  1. Rōmaji transcription of どんな

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

donna f (definite singular donnaa, indefinite plural donnaer, definite plural donnaene)

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Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

donna ? (oblique plural donnas, nominative singular donna, nominative plural donnas)

  1. (Anglo-Norman) lady