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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kona, from Proto-Germanic *kwenǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn.

NounEdit

kona f (genitive singular konu, plural konur)

  1. woman
  2. wife

DeclensionEdit

Declension of kona
f1 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative kona konan konur konurnar
accusative konu konuna konur konurnar
dative konu konuni konum konunum
genitive konu konunnar kona konanna

GilberteseEdit

VerbEdit

kona

  1. can; to be able to

HawaiianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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DeterminerEdit

kona

  1. his, her, its third person singular possessive, o-type
SynonymsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

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NounEdit

kona

  1. leeward side of an island, southwest due to Hawaiian tradewinds

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kona, from Proto-Germanic *kwenǭ.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkʰɔːna/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔːna

NounEdit

kona f (genitive singular konu, nominative plural konur)

  1. a woman
    • Timothy 2:11-12 (English, Icelandic)
      Konan á að læra í kyrrþey, í allri undirgefni. Ekki leyfi ég konu að kenna eða taka sér vald yfir manninum, heldur á hún að vera kyrrlát.
      A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.
  2. (mainly used with a definite article) a wife
    Ég elska konuna mína.
    I love my wife.

DeclensionEdit

Coordinate termsEdit

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

kona

  1. Rōmaji transcription of こな

MatalEdit

NounEdit

kona

  1. son
    Masla uwanay, la uwana Kona gulo uwana gi gəkə̀sànì.(Luka 9:35)[1]
    This one, He is my Son that I have chosen (Luke 9:35)
    Kona aŋa ZəzagəlaSon of God

ReferencesEdit


Northern NdebeleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni [Term?].

PronounEdit

koná

  1. it; class 15 absolute pronoun.

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

kona m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of kone

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

kona f

  1. definite singular of kone

Old DanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kona, from Proto-Germanic *kwenǭ.

NounEdit

kona f (genitive konu, plural konur)

  1. (Scanian) woman, wife
    • c. 1210, "Sæl bondæn sina", Scanian Law, chapter 10.
      Sæl bondæn sina eghna iorth bort tha ær konan ey skyld […]
      If the man sells off his land, then the wife is not obligated to […]

DescendantsEdit


Old NorseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *kwenǭ, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn (woman).

NounEdit

kona f (genitive konu, plural konur)

  1. woman
  2. wife

DeclensionEdit

Coordinate termsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Many of the derivatives use the genitive plural kvenna-, or the shorter kvenn-, which effectively forms an independent suffix pertaining to women or to womanhood. This is also the origin of the alternative form kvinna f, whence also some of its modern Scandinavian descendants.

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Most of the modern Scandinavian languages today distinguish between variations derived from kona, meaning wife, and variations derived from kvinna, meaning woman.

ReferencesEdit

  • kona in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Old SwedishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse kona, from Proto-Germanic *kwenǭ.

NounEdit

kona f

  1. woman
  2. wife
  3. mistress, paramour

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit


PhuthiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni [Term?].

PronounEdit

koná

  1. it; class 15 absolute pronoun.

PolishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

kona

  1. third-person singular present of konać

SwahiliEdit

EtymologyEdit

  This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page per etymology instructions, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.
Particularly: “from English “corner” ?”

NounEdit

kona (needs class)

  1. corner (area in the angle between converging lines or walls)


This Swahili entry was created from the translations listed at corner. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see kona in the Swahili Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) July 2009


SwaziEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni [Term?].

PronounEdit

koná

  1. it; class 15 absolute pronoun.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish kona, kuna (woman, wife, concubine) (genitive plural kvinna, kvænna, from Old Norse kona, from Proto-Germanic *kwenǭ. Feminine in Late Modern Swedish. Akin to English quean.

NounEdit

kona c

  1. (obsolete) woman

DeclensionEdit

Declension of kona 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative kona konan konor konorna
Genitive konas konans konors konornas

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Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English corner.

NounEdit

kona

  1. corner

XhosaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni [Term?].

PronounEdit

koná

  1. it; class 15 absolute pronoun.