See also: Fauna and faună

EnglishEdit

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 (dáos, wolf).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɔː.nə/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔːnə

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
    • 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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CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

CzechEdit

 
Czech Wikipedia has an article on:
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PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

fauna f

  1. fauna
    Synonyms: zvířena, živočišstvo

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

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

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin fauna.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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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DescendantsEdit

  • Indonesian: fauna

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
Possessive forms of fauna (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person faunani faunamme
2nd person faunasi faunanne
3rd person faunansa

IndonesianEdit

 
Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
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EtymologyEdit

From Dutch fauna, from New Latin fauna, from Latin Fauna, sister of Faunus (god of forests and herdsmen), probably from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₂u-.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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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ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

fauna f (plural faune)

  1. fauna

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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

ReferencesEdit


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

ReferencesEdit


PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fauna f

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

DeclensionEdit

Ususually in the singular

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noun

Further readingEdit

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

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

  • Rhymes: -awnɐ
  • Hyphenation: fau‧na

NounEdit

fauna f (plural faunas)

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

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfauna/, [ˈfau̯.na]
  • (file)

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 destroying all the river's fauna

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