Czech

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ofina

Etymology

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Uncertain. Perhaps derived from Romance. Compare French affiner or Italian affinare, both meaning "to refine", perhaps with a semantic shift of refined -> refined hairstyle.[1]

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈofɪna]
  • Hyphenation: o‧fi‧na

Noun

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ofina f (diminutive ofinka)

  1. bangs, fringe, forelock (hanging hair over the forehead)

Declension

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References

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  1. ^ Rejzek, Jiří (2015) “ofina”, in Český etymologický slovník [Czech Etymological Dictionary] (in Czech), 3rd (revised and expanded) edition, Praha: LEDA, →ISBN

Further reading

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  • ofina in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • ofina in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • ofina in Internetová jazyková příručka

Swedish

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Adjective

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ofina

  1. inflection of ofin:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural