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See also: Morena and moréna

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Sotho morena, Northern Sotho morena, Tswana morena, from mo- (personal class prefix) + rena (to be rich, to be a leader).

PronunciationEdit

  • (S Africa) IPA(key): /mɔˈɹenə/, /məˈɹenə/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /məˈɹeɪnə/

NounEdit

morena (plural morenas)

  1. (South Africa) Someone in authority, a master or leader, especially among Sotho-speakers. (Chiefly as a form of address.) [from 19th c.]
    • 1979, André Brink, A Dry White Season, Vintage 1998, p. 93:
      Morena,’ said the old priest, ‘don't be angry with the boy.’

AnagramsEdit


CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish morena, feminine singular form of moreno.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: mo‧re‧na

AdjectiveEdit

morena

  1. feminine of moreno.

ItalianEdit

 
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NounEdit

morena f (plural morene)

  1. (geology) moraine, glacial till, drift

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PolishEdit

 
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NounEdit

morena f

  1. (geology) moraine (accumulation of rocks and debris carried and deposited by a glacier)

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PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from French moraine.

NounEdit

morena f (plural morenas)

  1. (geology) moraine, debris (large rock fragments left by a melting glacier)
SynonymsEdit
  • (fragments left by a glacier): moreia

Etymology 2Edit

From moreno.

NounEdit

morena f (plural morenas)

  1. brunette (a girl or woman with brown or black hair)

AdjectiveEdit

morena

  1. Feminine singular of adjective moreno.

SothoEdit

NounEdit

morena class 1/2 (plural barena)

  1. lord, chief, master, king

DescendantsEdit


SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

See moreno. Ultimately related to English Moor.

NounEdit

morena f (plural morenas, masculine moreno, masculine plural morenos)

  1. dark-skinned female, brunette

AdjectiveEdit

morena

  1. Feminine singular of adjective moreno.

Etymology 2Edit

 
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from Latin muraena (sea eel, lamprey), from Ancient Greek σμυραινα (smuraina), from σμυρος (smuros, sea eel).

NounEdit

morena f (plural morenas)

  1. (zoology) moray

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TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish morena.

AdjectiveEdit

morena

  1. (of a woman) dark-skinned

NounEdit

morena

  1. a dark-skinned woman

AntonymsEdit


TswanaEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

morêna class 1 (plural barena)

  1. lord, chief, master King