EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian nonna. Doublet of nun.

NounEdit

nonna (plural nonnas)

  1. (dialectal) grandmother
    • 2009 July 29, Alex Witchel, “Borscht: What Would Nana Say?”, in New York Times[1]:
      An article last month in The Daily News talked about Enoteca Maria, a restaurant in Staten Island that has no professional chef, just a rotating roster of eight nonnas, or grandmothers, from different regions of Italy.

Coordinate termsEdit

  • nonno (grandfather)

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Malay nyonya.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈnɔ.naː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: non‧na

NounEdit

nonna f (plural nonna's, diminutive nonnaatje n)

  1. (historical) A (young) woman of mixed Indonesian/Malay and European descent.
  2. (historical) A young lady, a miss.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: nonna

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin nonna.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nonna f (plural nonne, masculine nonno)

  1. grandmother, granny

Derived termsEdit

Coordinate termsEdit

  • nonno (grandfather)

DescendantsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Feminine of nonnus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nonna f (genitive nonnae); first declension (Late Latin)

  1. nun

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative nonna nonnae
Genitive nonnae nonnārum
Dative nonnae nonnīs
Accusative nonnam nonnās
Ablative nonnā nonnīs
Vocative nonna nonnae

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ReferencesEdit

  • nonna in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
  • nonna in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • nonna in Gaffiot, Félix, Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, 1934
  • nonna in Ramminger, Johann, Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016, retrieved 16 July 2016

NeapolitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin nonna

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /ˈnɔnnɐ/

NounEdit

nonna f (plural nnonne)

  1. grandmother
  2. beddy-bye

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

nonna m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of nonne

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

nonna f

  1. definite singular of nonne