Hawaiian edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Polynesian *renga, from Proto-Oceanic *renga. Cognate with Tahitian reʻa, Samoan lega, Tongan enga and Maori rengarenga (Arthropodium cirratum).[1]

Noun edit

lena

  1. turmeric

Synonyms edit

References edit

  1. ^ “Renga”, in Te Māra Reo[1], Benson Family Trust, 2022
  • Tyron, Darell (1994), “Oceanic plant names”, in A.K. Pawley and M.D. Ross, editors, Austronesian Terminologies: Continuity and Change, Canberra, Australia: Australian National University, →ISBN, page 492-3

Irish edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Fusion of le (with) with various meanings of a. The -n- is analogical to prepositions like i.

Particle edit

lena (triggers eclipsis, in regular past tenses lenar)

  1. with which, with whom (indirect relative; not used in the past tense except with some irregular verbs)
    an t-ord lena bhfuil sé ag briseadh an chathaoirthe sledgehammer with which he is breaking the chair
    an bhean lena dúirt sé éthe woman to whom he told it (literally, “the woman with whom he said it”)

Usage notes edit

"With which" may also be expressed with the indirect relative particle before the verb and the appropriate inflected form of le in its original position in the clause:

  • an t-ord a bhfuil sé ag briseadh an chathaoir leisthe sledgehammer that he is breaking the chair with [it]
  • an bhean a dúirt sé léi éthe woman that he told it to [her]

Contraction edit

lena

  1. Contraction of le (with) + a (various meanings).
    ‘with his’ (triggers lenition): lena dheartháirwith his brother
    ‘with her’ (triggers h-prothesis): lena hathairwith her father
    ‘with their’ (triggers eclipsis): lena ndeartháirwith their brother

Related terms edit

References edit

Italian edit

Etymology edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

lena f (plural lene)

  1. (literary) breath
    Synonym: respiro
    • mid 1300smid 1310s, Dante Alighieri, “Canto I”, in Inferno [Hell]‎[2], lines 22–24; republished as Giorgio Petrocchi, editor, La Commedia secondo l'antica vulgata [The Commedia according to the ancient vulgate]‎[3], 2nd revised edition, Florence: publ. Le Lettere, 1994:
      E come quei che con lena affannata, ¶ uscito fuor del pelago a la riva, ¶ si volge a l’acqua perigliosa e guata, []
      And even as he, who, with distressful breath, ¶ ⁠Forth issued from the sea upon the shore, ¶ ⁠Turns to the water perilous and gazes; []
  2. (figurative) force, energy, vigour
    Synonyms: forza, vigore

Related terms edit

References edit

  1. ^ lena in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Further reading edit

  • léna in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Anagrams edit

Latin edit

Etymology edit

Feminization of lēnō (pimp).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

lēna f (genitive lēnae); first declension

  1. (slang) a procuress, bawd, madame, seductress, enticer

Declension edit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lēna lēnae
Genitive lēnae lēnārum
Dative lēnae lēnīs
Accusative lēnam lēnās
Ablative lēnā lēnīs
Vocative lēna lēnae

References edit

  • lena”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lena”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lena in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • lena in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.

Malagasy edit

Adjective edit

lena

  1. wet; moist
    Antonym: maina

Serbo-Croatian edit

Adjective edit

lena

  1. inflection of len:
    1. feminine nominative/vocative singular
    2. indefinite masculine/neuter genitive singular
    3. indefinite animate masculine accusative singular
    4. neuter nominative/accusative/vocative plural

Swedish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (file)

Adjective edit

lena

  1. inflection of len:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural

Noun edit

lena

  1. (slang) tramadol
    Synonym: tram

References edit

Anagrams edit