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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit गुण (guṇá, quality).

NounEdit

guna (plural gunas)

  1. (Sanskrit linguistics) A lengthening of the simple vowels a, i, e, by prefixing an a element.
  2. In Hindu philosophy, any of the three fundamental operating principles or tendencies of prakṛti (universal nature): sattva, rajas, and tamas.

AnagramsEdit


Bikol CentralEdit

NounEdit

gunâ

  1. hen

CebuanoEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: gu‧na

NounEdit

guna

  1. a type of bolo knife, shorter and smaller than a sundang and with a blunt point, primarily used for weeding, digging and loosening the soil around plants

VerbEdit

guna

  1. to weed, dig or loosen the soil using a guna

ChineseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From pinyin transcription of the phrase (gǔn a, “go away, go to hell”).

InterjectionEdit

guna

  1. (Mandarin, Internet slang, humorous, euphemistic) go away; get lost; GTFO

GamilaraayEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Central New South Wales *gunang, from Proto-Pama-Nyungan *kuna.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

guna

  1. excrement, faeces, shit

ReferencesEdit

  • Barry Alpher Proto-Pama-Nyungan etyma, in Australian Languages: Classification and the Comparative Method, edited by Claire Bowern and Harold Koch (Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2004)
  • Peter Austin, A Reference Dictionary of Gamilaraay, northern New South Wales (1993)

HausaEdit

NounEdit

gunā̀ f (plural gunōnī, possessed form gunàr̃)

  1. tsamma (a bitter melon, Citrullus lanatus)
  2. An epithet for someone who is not as strong as expected.
  3. (colloquial) A girl who is physically mature with developed breasts.

IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay guna (usage), from Sanskrit गुण (guṇa, use).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɡuna/
  • Hyphenation: gu‧na

NounEdit

guna (plural guna-guna, first-person possessive gunaku, second-person possessive gunamu, third-person possessive gunanya)

  1. usage
  2. purpose
  3. goodness

PrepositionEdit

guna

  1. for

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


KriolEdit

NounEdit

guna

  1. feces
  2. anus

VerbEdit

guna

  1. to defecate

LinduEdit

NounEdit

guna

  1. use; purpose

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English goon.

NounEdit

guna m, f (plural gunas)

  1. (Portugal, informal) a street thug whose major criminal offence is robbery committed as a gang action

ZazakiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Persian گناه(gonâh).

NounEdit

guna ?

  1. sin