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Spanish quena

NounEdit

quena (plural quenas)

  1. (music) A traditional flute of the Andes.
    Coordinate term: charango
    • 1978 April 14, “Music: Inti‐Illimani, From the Andes”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      One song the group performed on Thursday, “La Partida,” featured lovely bell harmonics from the guitars, a shifting pattern of cross‐rhythms on the guitar‐like charango, and a quena lead.
    • 2013 December 31, William Neuman, “Headbanging in Bolivia to the Flutes of Yore”, in The New York Times[2], ISSN 0362-4331:
      As the band’s traditional instrumentalist, Yuri Callisaya, shrilled on the quena, the band’s fans sang along with Mr. Méndez: “Ama sua, ama llulla, ama quella,” which translates as, “Don’t steal, don’t lie, don’t be lazy.”

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Eastern Huasteca NahuatlEdit

ParticleEdit

quena

  1. yes, positive response.

Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *kwenǭ.

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quena f

  1. woman
  2. wife
  3. queen

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  • Middle High German: kone, kan, kun, quëne

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Quechua qina.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkena/, [ˈke.na]

NounEdit

quena f (plural quenas)

  1. a type of reed flute from Peru
  2. (Latin America) pan flute
    Synonym: zampoña

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