English edit

Etymology 1 edit

An aphetic form of banana.

Pronunciation edit

  • enPR: näʹnə, IPA(key): /ˈnɑːnə/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑːnə

Noun edit

nana (plural nanas)

  1. (informal) A banana.
  2. (UK, slang) A foolish person.
    You look a right nana dressed up like that.
Alternative forms edit

Etymology 2 edit

Variant spelling of nanna.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

nana (plural nanas)

  1. (informal, term of endearment) One's grandmother.
  2. (informal) A nanny.

Anagrams edit

Abidji edit

Noun edit

nana

  1. grandfather

Asturian edit

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

nana

  1. feminine singular of nanu

Balinese edit

Romanization edit

nana

  1. Romanization of ᬦᬦ
  2. Romanization of ᬦᬦᬵ

Bambara edit

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Verb edit

nana

  1. past of na

Bikol Central edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: na‧na
  • IPA(key): /ˈnana/, [ˈn̪a.n̪a]

Noun edit

nanà

  1. pus

Derived terms edit

Catalan edit

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

nana

  1. feminine singular of nan

Noun edit

nana f (plural nanes)

  1. female equivalent of nan (dwarf)
  2. female equivalent of nano (boy)
  3. Clipping of estrella nana (dwarf star)

Derived terms edit

Cebuano edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq. Compare Malay nanah.

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: na‧na
  • IPA(key): /ˈnanaʔ/, [ˈn̪a.n̪ʌʔ]

Noun edit

nana

  1. (uncountable) pus

Central Huasteca Nahuatl edit

Noun edit

nana

  1. mother.

Central Mazahua edit

Noun edit

nana

  1. mother

Champenois edit

Etymology edit

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Noun edit

nana

  1. (Sommepy) bread

References edit

  • Tarbé, Prosper (1851) Recherches sur l'histoire du langage et des patois de Champagne[2] (in French), volume 1, Reims, page 168

Chickasaw edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

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Pronoun edit

nana

  1. something

Darkinjung edit

Etymology edit

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Pronoun edit

nana

  1. him (3rd person singular accusative)

Ese edit

Noun edit

nana

  1. war

Esperanto edit

Etymology edit

From nano (dwarf, noun) +‎ -a (adjective ending), ultimately from Latin nānus.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈnana]
  • Rhymes: -ana
  • Hyphenation: na‧na

Adjective edit

nana (accusative singular nanan, plural nanaj, accusative plural nanajn)

  1. dwarf

Fijian edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Central-Pacific *nana, from Proto-Oceanic *nanaq, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

nana

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

French edit

Etymology edit

Diminutive form of Anne, Anna, popularised after Zola's 1880 novel Nana.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

nana f (plural nanas)

  1. (slang) chick, bird (especially when attractive)
    Synonym: meuf
    • 2000, Frédéric Beigbeder, 99 francs[3], Gallimard, →ISBN, page 19:
      Je suis le type qui vous vend de la merde. Qui vous fait rêver de ces choses que vous n’aurez jamais. Ciel toujours bleu, nanas jamais moches, un bonheur parfait, retouché sur Photoshop.
      I'm the guy who sells you shit. Who makes you dream of those things you'll never have. A sky that's always blue; chicks who are never ugly; a perfect, Photoshopped happiness.

Further reading edit

Anagrams edit

Galician edit

Etymology edit

Probably with ultimate origin in baby talk.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

nana f (plural nanas)

  1. (archaic) mother; mama

Derived terms edit

References edit

  • nana” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006–2022.
  • nana” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006–2018.
  • nana” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006–2013.
  • nana” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.

Garawa edit

Etymology edit

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Determiner edit

nana

  1. that
    Synonym: nanda

References edit

  • Ilana Mushin, A Grammar of (Western) Garrwa (2012)

Hadza edit

Etymology edit

naha +‎ -na

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit

nana

  1. there

Hawaiian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈna.na/, [ˈnɐ.nə]

Verb edit

nana

  1. Lānaʻi form of ulana (to plait)

Herero edit

Verb edit

nana

  1. to pull

Ilocano edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Philippine [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: na‧na
  • IPA(key): /ˈnana/

Noun edit

nana

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

Isnag edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Philippine [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Noun edit

nána

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

Italian edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈna.na/
  • Rhymes: -ana
  • Hyphenation: nà‧na

Adjective edit

nana

  1. feminine singular of nano

Noun edit

nana f (plural nane)

  1. female equivalent of nano (dwarf)

Anagrams edit

Ivatan edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Philippine [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

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Noun edit

nana

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

Japanese edit

Romanization edit

nana

  1. Rōmaji transcription of なな

Kapampangan edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Philippine [Term?], from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnanəʔ/, [ˈnäː.nəʔ]

Noun edit

nánâ

  1. (pathology) pus

Kituba edit

Numeral edit

nana

  1. eight

Krisa edit

Etymology edit

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Pronoun edit

nana

  1. I

Latin edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

nāna f (genitive nānae); first declension

  1. dwarf (female)

Declension edit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nāna nānae
Genitive nānae nānārum
Dative nānae nānīs
Accusative nānam nānās
Ablative nānā nānīs
Vocative nāna nānae

Related terms edit

References edit

  • nana”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • nana”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898), Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

Livonian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Finnic *nenä.

Noun edit

nana

  1. nose

Lower Sorbian edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

nana

  1. inflection of nan:
    1. genitive/accusative singular
    2. nominative dual

Malay edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Tamil அண்ணா (aṇṇā).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

nana (Jawi spelling نان, plural nana-nana, informal 1st possessive nanaku, 2nd possessive nanamu, 3rd possessive nananya)

  1. brother (older male sibling)

See also edit

Mansaka edit

Noun edit

nana

  1. pus

Maori edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Polynesian *naa-naa (to look at something).[1][2] Doublet of nānā.

Interjection edit

nana

  1. lo, look, see, behold (imperative).

References edit

  1. ^ Ross Clark and Simon J. Greenhill, editors (2011), “naa-naa”, in POLLEX-Online: The Polynesian Lexicon Project Online
  2. ^ Tregear, Edward (1891) Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary[1], Wellington, New Zealand: Lyon and Blair, page 261

Etymology 2 edit

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Noun edit

nana

  1. eyebrow

Further reading edit

  • nana” in John C. Moorfield, Te Aka: Maori–English, English–Maori Dictionary and Index, 3rd edition, Longman/Pearson Education New Zealand, 2011, →ISBN.

Marshallese edit

Etymology edit

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Pronunciation edit

  • (phonetic) IPA(key): [nʲɑːnʲɑ], (enunciated) [nʲɑ nʲɑ]
  • (phonemic) IPA(key): /nʲæɰnʲæɰ/
  • Bender phonemes: {nahnah}

Adjective edit

nana

  1. bad
  2. wicked
  3. evil
  4. inedible

References edit

Masbatenyo edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Noun edit

nanà

  1. pus

Michoacán Mazahua edit

Noun edit

nana

  1. mother

Murui Huitoto edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈna.na]
  • Hyphenation: na‧na

Pronoun edit

nana

  1. everything

Determiner edit

nana

  1. all

References edit

  • Shirley Burtch (1983) Diccionario Huitoto Murui (Tomo I) (Linguistica Peruana No. 20)‎[4] (in Spanish), Yarinacocha, Peru: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page 187
  • Katarzyna Izabela Wojtylak (2017) A grammar of Murui (Bue): a Witotoan language of Northwest Amazonia.[5], Townsville: James Cook University press (PhD thesis), page 154

Nias edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

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Noun edit

nana (mutated form nana)

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

Northern Paiute edit

Etymology edit

Compare Cahuilla náxanish

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

nana (plural naana)

  1. man

Northern Sami edit

Adjective edit

nana

  1. attributive of nanus

Oroqen edit

Noun edit

nana

  1. skin, hide

Portuguese edit

Pronunciation edit

 
 

Etymology 1 edit

Noun edit

nana f (plural nanas)

  1. nap; a quick or little sleep
    Synonyms: soneca, cochilo

Etymology 2 edit

Verb edit

nana

  1. inflection of nanar:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Sambali edit

Noun edit

nana

  1. aunt

Noun edit

nanà

  1. pus

Serbo-Croatian edit

Etymology 1 edit

Of expressive/onomatopoetic origin.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

nána f (Cyrillic spelling на́на)

  1. mother
  2. grandmother

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish نعنع (nane), from Arabic نَعْنَع (naʕnaʕ), نَعْنَاع (naʕnāʕ).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

nána f (Cyrillic spelling на́на)

  1. mint
    Synonym: mètvica

References edit

  • nana” in Hrvatski jezični portal
  • nana” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Simeulue edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Pronunciation edit

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Noun edit

nana

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

Spanish edit

Etymology 1 edit

Echoic/imitative.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnana/ [ˈna.na]
  • Audio (Colombia):(file)
  • Rhymes: -ana
  • Syllabification: na‧na

Noun edit

nana f (plural nanas)

  1. (Latin America) nanny
    Synonyms: niñera, ama
  2. (colloquial) granny, grandmother
    Synonyms: abuela, yaya
  3. (Chile) housekeeper
  4. lullaby
    Synonym: canción de cuna
  5. a kind of small sack
  6. (dated, Guatemala) mommy; mom; mother
Coordinate terms edit
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Quechua nanay (pain).

Noun edit

nana f (plural nanas)

  1. (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, childish) small wound, scratch or painful bump
    Synonyms: pupa, yaya
  2. (Argentina, Uruguay, mostly in the plural) pains and aches of old age
    Synonym: achaque

Further reading edit

Tagalog edit

Etymology 1 edit

Inherited from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

nanà (Baybayin spelling ᜈᜈ)

  1. pus; matter
    Synonym: agwasa
Derived terms edit

See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Philippine Spanish nana (mommy).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

nana (Baybayin spelling ᜈᜈ)

  1. aunt
    Synonyms: tiya, tita, tiyang, tiyahin, ale, ante, inda
  2. (obsolete, Standard Tagalog) mother
    Synonyms: ina, nanay, mama
Coordinate terms edit

Etymology 3 edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

nanâ (Baybayin spelling ᜈᜈ)

  1. (obsolete) name of the Baybayin letter , corresponding to "na"

See also edit

Further reading edit

Tahitian edit

Etymology edit

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Pronunciation edit

Interjection edit

nana

  1. bye, goodbye

Tausug edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq.

Noun edit

nana

  1. pus

Toba Batak edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *nanaq, from Proto-Austronesian *naNaq.

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Noun edit

nana (Batak spelling ᯉᯉ)

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

Wanyi edit

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Determiner edit

nana

  1. that

References edit

  • Mary Laughren, Rob Pensalfini, Tom Mylne, Accounting for verb-initial order in an Australian language, in Verb First: On the syntax of verb-initial languages (2005)

Waray-Waray edit

Noun edit

nanà

  1. pus; abscess

Western Huasteca Nahuatl edit

Noun edit

nana

  1. mother.

Yogad edit

Noun edit

naná

  1. pus; abscess