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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a dialectal word meaning "row, line" (compare jono, juna, juoni). First instance of the modern meaning in geometry is from 1860.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈjɑnɑ/, [ˈjɑnɑ]
  • Hyphenation: ja‧na
  • Rhymes: -ɑnɑ

NounEdit

jana

  1. (geometry) line segment

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of jana (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative jana janat
genitive janan janojen
partitive janaa janoja
illative janaan janoihin
singular plural
nominative jana janat
accusative nom. jana janat
gen. janan
genitive janan janojen
janainrare
partitive janaa janoja
inessive janassa janoissa
elative janasta janoista
illative janaan janoihin
adessive janalla janoilla
ablative janalta janoilta
allative janalle janoille
essive janana janoina
translative janaksi janoiksi
instructive janoin
abessive janatta janoitta
comitative janoineen

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MaquiritariEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

jana

  1. (Ye'kwana dialect) ear

ReferencesEdit

  • Ed. Key, Mary Ritchie and Comrie, Bernard. The Intercontinental Dictionary Series, Carib (De'kwana).
  • Cáceres, Natalia. Grammaire Fonctionelle-Typologique du Ye'kwana.

PaliEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit जन (jana)

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

jana m

  1. person; man; people

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

jana in Pali Text Society (1921–1925), Pali-English Dictionary, London: Chipstead. (licensed under CC-BY-NC)


SwahiliEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

jana (invariable)

  1. last (most recent time)
    • 2019, “Uhuru wa vyombo vya habari: Waandishi wangapi waliouawa mwaka jana duniani?”, in BBC Swahili[1]:
      Afghanistan inasalia kuwa nchi ilio hatari zaidi kuishi kama mwandishi habari, kukishuhudiwa vifo vya waandishi 16 mwaka jana.
      Afghanistan continues to be the most dangerous country for journalists to live in, bearing witness to the deaths of 16 journalists last year.
      (literally, “Afghanistan continues to be the country that is most dangerous to live in for journalists, bearing witness to the deaths of 16 journalists last year.”)

AdverbEdit

jana

  1. yesterday
    • 2018 December 3, “MAGUFULI AMTAJA LOWASSA SHIDA YA MAJI”, in Taifa Leo[2]:
      Takribani wiki moja baada ya Rais John Magufuli na Edward Lowassa kupeana sifa, jana kiongozi mkuu huyo wa nchi amemtaja tena waziri mkuu huyo wa zamani, safari hii akimhusisha na ombi la mbunge wa Monduli kuhusu uhaba wa maji.
      About one week after President John Magufuli and Edward Lowassa exchanged praise, yesterday the head of state mentioned the former prime minister again, this time involving a request to MP Monduli's request about water shortages.

NounEdit

jana (n class, plural jana)

  1. yesterday
    • 2019 July 24, Curtis Otieno, “ODM MP praises DPP Haji over CS Rotich's woes”, in Hivi Sasa[3]:
      Tunataka sasa kuona watu wanafungwa katika kesi zote sio hii ya jana tu.
      Now we want to see people imprisoned in every case, not just yesterday's.

Etymology 2Edit

From the root of mwana.

NounEdit

jana (ma class, plural majana)

  1. Augmentative of mwana: large child
  2. larva, grub
    • 2005, Kakakuona, Issue 19[4], Tanzania Wildlife Protection Fund, page 5:
      Wafugaji wengine waliokuwa wakifuga nyuki kwa kutumia vyungu walifaulu kutenganisha kundi la majana na lile la kuweka asali kwa kuweka nyansi zenye kuruhusu nyuki vibarua kupanda juu wakiwa wamejaa matumbo yao na mbochi na chavua kubakia kwenye mtungi wa chini kwenye malkia na majana.
      Other beekeeping ranchers using ants were successful in separating the group of larvae from the settled honey by leaving out grass to allow worker bees to rise above when they had filled their stomachs with nectar and pollen, leaving a jar below with the queen and larvae.

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ZuluEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From -de (long, tall) +‎ -ana (diminutive).

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /dʒaːna/

AdjectiveEdit

-jana

  1. rather long
  2. fairly tall

InflectionEdit

Adjective concord
Modifier Copulative
positive negative positive negative
1st singular engimjana engingemjana ngimjana angimjana
2nd singular omjana ongemjana umjana awumjana
1st plural esibajana esingebajana sibajana asibajana
2nd plural enibajana eningebajana nibajana anibajana
Class 1 omjana ongemjana mjana akamjana
Class 2 abajana abangebajana bajana ababajana
Class 3 omjana ongemjana mjana awumjana
Class 4 emijana engemijana mijana ayimijana
Class 5 elijana elingelijana lijana alilijana
Class 6 amajana angemajana majana awamajana
Class 7 esijana esingesijana sijana asisijana
Class 8 ezinjana ezingezinjana zinjana azizinjana
Class 9 enjana engenjana, engeyinjana injana, yinjana ayiyinjana
Class 10 ezinjana ezingezinjana zinjana azizinjana
Class 11 olujana olungelujana lujana alulujana
Class 14 obujana obungebujana bujana abubujana
Class 15 okujana okungekujana kujana akukujana
Class 17 okujana okungekujana kujana akukujana

ReferencesEdit

C. M. Doke; B. W. Vilakazi (1972), “-jana”, in Zulu-English Dictionary, →ISBN: “-jana