See also: Morena, moréna, and mořena

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


CatalanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

morena

  1. feminine singular of morè
  2. feminine singular of moreno

CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish morena, feminine singular form of moreno.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: mo‧re‧na

AdjectiveEdit

morena

  1. feminine of moreno.

GalicianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

morena

  1. feminine singular of moreno

ItalianEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

morena f (plural morene)

  1. (geology) moraine, glacial till, drift

AnagramsEdit


PolishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mɔˈrɛ.na/
  • (file)

NounEdit

morena f

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

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • morena in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from French moraine.

NounEdit

morena f (plural morenas)

  1. (geology) moraine, debris (large rock fragments left by a melting glacier)
    Synonym: 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 moreno



Serbo-CroatianEdit

ParticipleEdit

morena (Cyrillic spelling морена)

  1. inflection of moriti:
    1. feminine singular passive past participle
    2. neuter plural passive past participle

SothoEdit

NounEdit

morena 1 or 6 (plural marena)

  1. lord, chief, master, king

DescendantsEdit

  • Phuthi: murena

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /moˈɾena/, [moˈɾe.na]
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

See moreno. Ultimately related to English Moor.

NounEdit

morena f (plural morenas)

  1. female equivalent of moreno

AdjectiveEdit

morena

  1. feminine singular of 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

AnagramsEdit

Further readingEdit


TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish morena.

AdjectiveEdit

morena (masculine moreno)

  1. (of a woman) dark-skinned

NounEdit

morena (masculine moreno)

  1. a dark-skinned woman
  2. A female Filipino beauty standard, typically described as a beautiful young woman with physical traits native or indigenous to the Philippines.

Related termsEdit


TswanaEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

morêna 1 (plural barena)

  1. lord, chief, master King