See also: Gena, gêna, ĝena, genā, and genă

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin gena (cheek).

NounEdit

gena (plural genae)

  1. (zoology) The cheek; the feathered side of the under mandible of a bird.
  2. (entomology) The part of the head to which the jaws of an insect are attached.
  3. (entomology) The part of the head below the compound eyes of Diptera, or an analagous part of the head of larvae without compound eyes.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for gena in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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GaulishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *genus (jaw, cheek, mouth), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵénus (cheek, jaw, chin). Compare Welsh gen, Old Irish gin, giun, Latin gena.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

genā f

  1. cheek

DeclensionEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin gena (cheek).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɛ.na/, [ˈd͡ʒɛːn̺ä]
  • Rhymes: -ɛna
  • Hyphenation: gè‧na

NounEdit

gena f (plural gene) (obsolete, literary)

  1. cheek
    • 1321, Dante Alighieri, La divina commedia: Paradiso, Le Monnier, published 2002, Canto XXXI, lines 61–63, page 556:
      Diffuso era per li occhi e per le gene ¶ di benigna letizia, in atto pio ¶ quale a tenero padre si conviene.
      O'erflowing was he in his eyes and cheeks with joy benign, in attitude of pity as to a tender father is becoming.
    Synonym: guancia

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ǵénu-, *ǵénus (chin, jaw, cheek). Cognates include Ancient Greek γένυς (génus), Sanskrit हनु (hánu), Persian چانه(čâne), Tocharian A śanwem, Old Armenian ծնաւտ (cnawt), Lithuanian žandas, Welsh gen, and Old English ċinn (English chin).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gena f (genitive genae); first declension

  1. cheek
  2. eye socket
  3. (rare) eye or eyelid

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative gena genae
Genitive genae genārum
Dative genae genīs
Accusative genam genās
Ablative genā genīs
Vocative gena genae

SynonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Aromanian: dzeanã
  • Italian: gena
  • Romanian: geană

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

gena n or m

  1. definite neuter plural of gen

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

gena n or m

  1. definite neuter plural of gen

PhuthiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *-jíngɪda.

VerbEdit

-géna

  1. to enter, to go into [+locative]

InflectionEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.


RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

gena f

  1. definite nominative/accusative singular of genă

SwedishEdit

VerbEdit

gena

  1. to take a short cut

ConjugationEdit

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