See also: Nina, NINA, Nína, niña, ñina, Ņina, and -nina

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the name Nina, taken from the cartoonist Al Hirschfield's habit of hiding his daughter Nina's name in his drawings.

NounEdit

nina (plural ninas)

  1. A hidden message revealed in the completed grid of a crossword.
    • 2008 April 1, Ilan Caron, “Guardian Cryptic Crossword No. 24350 set by Brendan”, in rec.puzzles.crosswords, Usenet[1]:
      The puzzle itself was fairly easy however there was an elegant nina based on the middle entry (INSIDE STORY) in which each of the across answers hid a synonym of "story", e.g. 5A and 6A were: STABle gendER.
    • 2014 August 10, Brian Bethune, “The crossword’s meandering 100-year journey”, in Maclean's[2]:
      Ninas may or may not be present and, even if one is there, it can go unnoticed because, not being intrinsic to the solution, its presence is not advertised—or because it is so well hidden.
    • 2014, Alan Connor, The Crossword Century: 100 Years of Witty Wordplay, Ingenious Puzzles, and Linguistic Mischief, Penguin (ISBN 9780698157019)
      Other “personal” ninas are happier and subtler: birthday wishes to loved ones, which, ultimately, have only one intended reader

AymaraEdit

NounEdit

nina

  1. fire

CatalanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

nina f (plural nines, masculine nin)

  1. (anatomy) pupil
  2. (dialectal) girl, female child

SynonymsEdit


DalmatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a Vulgar Latin root *ninna, a nursery or infantile word.

NounEdit

nina f

  1. mother

EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *nenä.

NounEdit

nina (genitive nina, partitive nina)

  1. (anatomy) nose
  2. tip

DeclensionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

nina

  1. Rōmaji transcription of にな

KamanoEdit

NounEdit

nina

  1. Alternative form of ni (water)

ReferencesEdit


MiskitoEdit

NounEdit

nina

  1. name

QuechuaEdit

NounEdit

nina

  1. fire for cooking, candle, match

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit


SasakEdit

NounEdit

nina

  1. woman, female

ReferencesEdit

  • Dictionary of the Sasak language of Lombok, with Indonesian and English (1995)

XhosaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni *niná.

PronounEdit

niná

  1. you, you all; second-person plural absolute pronoun.

ZuluEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nguni *niná.

PronounEdit

niná

  1. you, you all; second-person plural absolute pronoun.

InflectionEdit

Stem -ni, poss. stem -ínú
Full form niná
Locative kúni
Full form niná
Locative kúni
Copulative yini
Possessive forms
Modifier Substantive
Class 1 wénú ówénú
Class 2 bénú ábénú
Class 3 wénú ówénú
Class 4 yénú éyénú
Class 5 lénú élénú
Class 6 énú áwénú
Class 7 sénú ésénú
Class 8 zénú ézénú
Class 9 yénú éyénú
Class 10 zénú ézénú
Class 11 lwénú ólwénú
Class 14 bénú óbénú
Class 15 kwénú ókwénú
Class 17 kwénú ókwénú

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