EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

An aphetic form of banana.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

nana (plural nanas)

  1. (informal) a banana
  2. (Britain, slang) a fool
    You look a right nana dressed up like that.

Etymology 2Edit

Variant spelling of nanna.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nana (plural nanas)

  1. (informal, term of endearment) one's grandmother
  2. (informal) a nanny

AnagramsEdit


AsturianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

nana

  1. feminine singular of nanu

BalineseEdit

RomanizationEdit

nana

  1. Romanization of ᬦᬦ
  2. Romanization of ᬦᬦᬵ

BambaraEdit

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

nana

  1. past tense of na

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nana

  1. feminine singular of nan

NounEdit

nana f (plural nanes)

  1. female equivalent of nan

CebuanoEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: na‧na

NounEdit

nana

  1. (uncountable) pus

ChampenoisEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

nana

  1. (Sommepy) bread

ReferencesEdit

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

ChickasawEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

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PronounEdit

nana

  1. something

DarkinjungEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

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PronounEdit

nana

  1. him (3rd person singular accusative)

EseEdit

NounEdit

nana

  1. war

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. dwarf



FijianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nana

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nana f (plural nanas)

  1. (slang) chick, bird (especially when attractive)
    Synonym: meuf

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably with ultimate origin in baby talk.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nana f (plural nanas)

  1. (archaic) mother; mama

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • nana” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • nana” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • nana” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • nana” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.

GarawaEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

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DeterminerEdit

nana

  1. that
    (please add the primary text of this usage example)I used that pot because there were no other pots available.
    Synonym: nanda

ReferencesEdit

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

HadzaEdit

EtymologyEdit

naha +‎ -na

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

nana

  1. there

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

nana

  1. feminine singular of nano

NounEdit

nana f (plural nane)

  1. female equivalent of nano (dwarf)

AnagramsEdit


IvatanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

nana

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

nana

  1. Rōmaji transcription of なな

KrisaEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

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PronounEdit

nana

  1. I

LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nāna f (genitive nānae); first declension

  1. dwarf (female)

DeclensionEdit

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 termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 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

LivonianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *nenä.

NounEdit

nana

  1. nose

Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nana

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

MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Tamil அண்ணா (aṇṇā).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. brother (older male sibling)

See alsoEdit


MarshalleseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

nana

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

ReferencesEdit


MasbatenyoEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

nanà

  1. pus

NiasEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

nana (mutated form nana)

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

Northern PaiuteEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Cahuilla náxanish

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nana (plural naana)

  1. man

Northern SamiEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nana

  1. attributive of nanus

OroqenEdit

NounEdit

nana

  1. skin, hide

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

nana f (plural nanas)

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

VerbEdit

nana

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of nanar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of nanar

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Of expressive/onomatopoetic origin.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nána f (Cyrillic spelling на́на)

  1. mother
  2. grandmother

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Ottoman Turkish نعنع(nane), from Arabic نَعْنَع(naʿnaʿ), نَعْنَاع(naʿnāʿ).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nána f (Cyrillic spelling на́на)

  1. mint
    Synonym: mètvica

ReferencesEdit

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

SimeulueEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

nana

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Echoic/imitative.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nana f (plural nanas)

  1. (Latin America) nanny
    Synonym: niñera
  2. (colloquial) granny, grandmother
    Synonyms: abuela, yaya
  3. lullaby
    Synonym: canción de cuna

Derived termsEdit


TagalogEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

nanà

  1. pus; matter

Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

nana

  1. aunt

TahitianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

nana

  1. bye, goodbye

Toba BatakEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

nana (Batak spelling ᯉᯉ)

  1. pus (fluid found in regions of infection)

WanyiEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

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DeterminerEdit

nana

  1. that
    (please add the primary text of this usage example)I used that pot because there were no other pots available.

ReferencesEdit

  • 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-WarayEdit

NounEdit

nanà

  1. pus; abscess

YogadEdit

NounEdit

naná

  1. pus; abscess