See also: Fauna, faună, and fauną

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Etymology

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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 (dáos, wolf).

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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 flora and fauna
    • 1983, Richard Ellis, The Book of Sharks, Knopf, →ISBN, page 199:
      Japanese waters also support a rich and diverse shark fauna, including the smallest known shark Squaliolus laticaudus, and the bizarre goblin shark, Mitsukurina owstoni.
  2. (countable) A book, cataloguing the animals of a country.

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fauna f (plural faunes)

  1. fauna

Crimean Tatar

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Borrowed from Russian фауна (fauna), from Latin Fauna.

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fauna (accusative faunanı, plural faunalar)

  1. (rare) fauna
    Synonym: (more common) ayvanat

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

Czech

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  • IPA(key): [ˈfau̯na]
  • Hyphenation: fau‧na

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fauna f

  1. fauna
    Synonyms: zvířena, živočišstvo

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Further reading

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  • fauna in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • fauna in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • fauna in Internetová jazyková příručka

Dutch

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Latin fauna.

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fauna f (plural fauna's)

  1. fauna, the animal life inhabiting an area
  2. a book describing the animal life in a region

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  • Indonesian: fauna

Finnish

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Etymology

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Learned borrowing from New Latin fauna.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfɑu̯nɑ/, [ˈfɑ̝u̯nɑ̝]
  • Rhymes: -ɑunɑ
  • Syllabification(key): fau‧na

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fauna

  1. fauna

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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
faunain rare
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
abessive faunatta faunoitta
instructive faunoin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of fauna (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative faunani faunani
accusative nom. faunani faunani
gen. faunani
genitive faunani faunojeni
faunaini rare
partitive faunaani faunojani
inessive faunassani faunoissani
elative faunastani faunoistani
illative faunaani faunoihini
adessive faunallani faunoillani
ablative faunaltani faunoiltani
allative faunalleni faunoilleni
essive faunanani faunoinani
translative faunakseni faunoikseni
abessive faunattani faunoittani
instructive
comitative faunoineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative faunasi faunasi
accusative nom. faunasi faunasi
gen. faunasi
genitive faunasi faunojesi
faunaisi rare
partitive faunaasi faunojasi
inessive faunassasi faunoissasi
elative faunastasi faunoistasi
illative faunaasi faunoihisi
adessive faunallasi faunoillasi
ablative faunaltasi faunoiltasi
allative faunallesi faunoillesi
essive faunanasi faunoinasi
translative faunaksesi faunoiksesi
abessive faunattasi faunoittasi
instructive
comitative faunoinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative faunamme faunamme
accusative nom. faunamme faunamme
gen. faunamme
genitive faunamme faunojemme
faunaimme rare
partitive faunaamme faunojamme
inessive faunassamme faunoissamme
elative faunastamme faunoistamme
illative faunaamme faunoihimme
adessive faunallamme faunoillamme
ablative faunaltamme faunoiltamme
allative faunallemme faunoillemme
essive faunanamme faunoinamme
translative faunaksemme faunoiksemme
abessive faunattamme faunoittamme
instructive
comitative faunoinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative faunanne faunanne
accusative nom. faunanne faunanne
gen. faunanne
genitive faunanne faunojenne
faunainne rare
partitive faunaanne faunojanne
inessive faunassanne faunoissanne
elative faunastanne faunoistanne
illative faunaanne faunoihinne
adessive faunallanne faunoillanne
ablative faunaltanne faunoiltanne
allative faunallenne faunoillenne
essive faunananne faunoinanne
translative faunaksenne faunoiksenne
abessive faunattanne faunoittanne
instructive
comitative faunoinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative faunansa faunansa
accusative nom. faunansa faunansa
gen. faunansa
genitive faunansa faunojensa
faunainsa rare
partitive faunaansa faunojaan
faunojansa
inessive faunassaan
faunassansa
faunoissaan
faunoissansa
elative faunastaan
faunastansa
faunoistaan
faunoistansa
illative faunaansa faunoihinsa
adessive faunallaan
faunallansa
faunoillaan
faunoillansa
ablative faunaltaan
faunaltansa
faunoiltaan
faunoiltansa
allative faunalleen
faunallensa
faunoilleen
faunoillensa
essive faunanaan
faunanansa
faunoinaan
faunoinansa
translative faunakseen
faunaksensa
faunoikseen
faunoiksensa
abessive faunattaan
faunattansa
faunoittaan
faunoittansa
instructive
comitative faunoineen
faunoinensa

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Indonesian

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Etymology

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From Dutch fauna, from New Latin fauna, from Latin Fauna, sister of Faunus (god of forests and herdsmen), probably from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₂w-.

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  • IPA(key): [ˈfau̯na]
  • Hyphenation: fau‧na

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fauna (first-person possessive faunaku, second-person possessive faunamu, third-person possessive faunanya)

  1. fauna:
    1. (zoology) animals considered as a group; especially those of a particular country, region, time.
    2. (zoology) a book, cataloguing the animals of a country.

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Italian

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  • IPA(key): /ˈfaw.na/
  • Rhymes: -awna
  • Hyphenation: fàu‧na

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fauna f (plural faune)

  1. fauna

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Norwegian Bokmål

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From Latin Fauna (Roman goddess).

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

  1. fauna

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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From Latin Fauna (Roman goddess).

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

  1. fauna

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Polish

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Etymology 1

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Learned borrowing from New Latin fauna.

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fauna f (related adjective fauniczny)

  1. fauna (animals considered as a group)
    Antonym: flora
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Etymology 2

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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fauna m pers

  1. genitive/accusative singular of faun

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  • fauna in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • fauna in Polish dictionaries at PWN
  • fauna in PWN's encyclopedia

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  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈfaw.nɐ/ [ˈfaʊ̯.nɐ]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈfaw.na/ [ˈfaʊ̯.na]

  • Rhymes: -awnɐ
  • Hyphenation: fau‧na

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fauna f (plural faunas)

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

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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 destroying all the river's fauna

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