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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from New Latin fauna, from Latin Fauna, sister of Faunus (god of forests and herdsmen); akin to Ancient Greek θαῦνον (thaûnon, wild animal, beast), θώς (thṓs, jackal, wild dog; panther), Phrygian δάος (wolf).

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NounEdit

fauna (countable and uncountable, plural faunae or faunas or faunæ)

  1. (uncountable) Animals considered as a group; especially those of a particular country, region, time. [from late 18th c.]
    the fauna of China
  2. (countable) A book, cataloguing the animals of a country.

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NounEdit

fauna f (plural faunes)

  1. fauna

Crimean TatarEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin fauna.

NounEdit

fauna (more common word is ayvanat)

  1. fauna

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN

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NounEdit

fauna f

  1. fauna

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FinnishEdit

NounEdit

fauna

  1. fauna

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of fauna (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative fauna faunat
genitive faunan faunojen
partitive faunaa faunoja
illative faunaan faunoihin
singular plural
nominative fauna faunat
accusative nom. fauna faunat
gen. faunan
genitive faunan faunojen
faunainrare
partitive faunaa faunoja
inessive faunassa faunoissa
elative faunasta faunoista
illative faunaan faunoihin
adessive faunalla faunoilla
ablative faunalta faunoilta
allative faunalle faunoille
essive faunana faunoina
translative faunaksi faunoiksi
instructive faunoin
abessive faunatta faunoitta
comitative faunoineen

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Fauna (Roman goddess)

NounEdit

fauna m (definite singular faunaen, indefinite plural faunaer, definite plural faunaene)

  1. fauna

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Fauna (Roman goddess)

NounEdit

fauna m (definite singular faunaen, indefinite plural faunaer or faunaar, definite plural faunaene or faunaane)

  1. fauna

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PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fauna f

  1. fauna (animals considered as a group)

Usage notesEdit

  • Rarely used in the plural.

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Further readingEdit

  • fauna in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fauna f (plural faunas)

  1. fauna (animals of a region considered as a group)

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

fauna f (plural faunas)

  1. fauna
    • 2008, Horacio Quiroga (introduction by Ana Alcolea), Cuentos de la selva para los niños:
      los humanos caza peces con dinamita y destruyen toda la fauna del río
      the humans are fishing with dynamite and destroy all of the fauna