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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
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From American Spanish alteration of the Spanish atún, from Arabic تُنّ(tunn, tuna) from Latin thunnus, itself from Ancient Greek θύννος (thúnnos), from θύνω (thúnō), "I rush, dart along").[1][2]

NounEdit

tuna (countable and uncountable, plural tuna or tunas)

  1. Any of several species of fish of the genus Thunnus in the family Scombridae.
    • 1887, John White, The Ancient History of the Maori, 84:
      Tuna was carried down by the flood; and when Maui saw him in the net he stretched forth his arm and with a blow of his stone axe smote Tuna and cut off his head, and it and the tail fell into the ocean. ... The head became fish, and the tail became the koiro (ngoiro—conger-eel).
  2. The edible flesh of the tuna.
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ tunn تُنّ” in Etymological Dictionary of Arabic, 2013–2019.
  2. ^ tuna, n.2”, in OED Online  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1915.

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Taíno

 
Prickly pear.

NounEdit

tuna (plural tunas)

  1. The prickly pear, a type of cactus native to Mexico in the genus Opuntia.
  2. The fruit of the cactus.
TranslationsEdit
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See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


AkawaioEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Carib *tuna.

NounEdit

tuna

  1. water
  2. rain

ReferencesEdit

  • Journal of the Walter Roth Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, issue 13 (2001), page 12: "(Both Kapon and Pemon groups use tuna to mean "water", but Pemon employ konok which specifically means "rain" - a word which is lacking in the Akawaio language so that tuna is used to refer to rain and to water in general.)"

ApalaíEdit

NounEdit

tuna

  1. water

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit


BaguaEdit

NounEdit

tuna

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Aquiles, Pérez, Los puruhuayes, volume 2, page 314 (1970)
  • Willem F. H. Adelaar, The Languages of the Andes

CarijonaEdit

NounEdit

tuna

  1. (Carijona) water

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Las lenguas indígenas de América y el español de Cuba (1993)

ChaimaEdit

NounEdit

tuna

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Bartolomé Tavera-Acosta, En el sur: (Dialectos indígenas de Venezuela) (1907), page 317

ChamorroEdit

VerbEdit

tuna

  1. (transitive) to laud, to praise

CumanagotoEdit

NounEdit

tuna

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Bartolomé Tavera-Acosta, En el sur: (Dialectos indígenas de Venezuela) (1907), page 317
  • Misiones jesuíticas en la Orinoquía (1625-1767) (1992, José del Rey Fajardo, ‎Universidad Católica del Táchira), page 573: agua Tam. tuna; Map. tuna; Yab. tuna; Chai, tuna; Cum. tuna;

CzechEdit

NounEdit

tuna f

  1. ton (unit of weight)

Further readingEdit


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

tuna

  1. third-person singular past historic of tuner

Galibi CaribEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Carib *tuna.

NounEdit

tuna

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • The Languages of the Andes (2004, Willem F. H. Adelaar, Pieter C. Muysken)

HixkaryanaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Carib *tuna.

NounEdit

tuna

  1. water

Usage notesEdit

  • This term is obligatorily unpossessed.

ReferencesEdit

  • Languages of the Amazon (2012, →ISBN, page 170

IndonesianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

tuna

  1. damaged

MacushiEdit

NounEdit

tuna

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Bartolomé Tavera-Acosta, En el sur: (Dialectos indígenas de Venezuela) (1907), page 317
  • Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Languages of the Amazon (2012), page 188

MaoriEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tuna

  1. eel of various species, including the longfin eel (Anguilla dieffenbachii) and shortfin eel (Anguilla australis)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • tuna” in John C. Moorfield, Te Aka: Maori-English, English-Maori Dictionary and Index, 3rd edition, Longman/Pearson Education New Zealand, 2011, →ISBN.

MapoyoEdit

NounEdit

tuna

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Bartolomé Tavera-Acosta, En el sur: (Dialectos indígenas de Venezuela) (1907), page 317
  • Misiones jesuíticas en la Orinoquía (1625-1767) (1992, José del Rey Fajardo, ‎Universidad Católica del Táchira), page 573: agua Tam. tuna; Map. tuna; Yab. tuna; Chai, tuna; Cum. tuna;

MaquiritariEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Carib *tuna.

NounEdit

tuna

  1. water
  2. river, watercourse

ReferencesEdit

  • Ed. Key, Mary Ritchie and Comrie, Bernard. The Intercontinental Dictionary Series, Carib (De'kwana).

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

tuna n

  1. definite plural of tun

OpónEdit

NounEdit

tuna

  1. water

SynonymsEdit

  • tuná-in'i /tuna-iño

ReferencesEdit

  • Caminos de historia en el Carare-Opón (1999), page 254: Agua . . . Tuna
  • Boletín de la Academia Colombiana (1959): en el Opón-Karare: tuna

PanareEdit

NounEdit

tuna

  1. Alternative form of tïna

ReferencesEdit

  • Bartolomé Tavera-Acosta, En el sur: (Dialectos indígenas de Venezuela) (1907), page 317
  • Jean-Paul Dumont, Under the Rainbow: Nature and Supernature among the Panare (2014)
  • Marie-Claude Mattei Müller, Yoroko: a Panare shaman's confidences (1992), page 141

PemonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Carib *tuna.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tuna

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Journal of the Walter Roth Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, issue 13 (2001), page 12: "(Both Kapon and Pemon groups use tuna to mean "water", but Pemon employ konok which specifically means "rain" - a word which is lacking in the Akawaio language so that tuna is used to refer to rain and to water in general.)"
  1. ^ 2006, Katia Nepomuceno Pessoa, Fonologia Taurepang e comparação preliminar da fonologia de línguas do grupo Pemóng (família Caribe), Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, attachment 7.

PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From tunar.

VerbEdit

tuna

  1. third-person singular present indicative of tunar
  2. second-person singular imperative of tunar

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Spanish tuna (singing group).

NounEdit

tuna f (plural tunas)

  1. (music) a college singing group, wearing ornate clothes
Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit


PurukotóEdit

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NounEdit

tuná

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Vom Roraima zum Orinoco, volume 4
  • Revista andina, volume 11 (1993), page 451

QuechuaEdit

NounEdit

tuna

  1. prickly pear cactus (Opuntia) and its fruit

DeclensionEdit


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin tonāre, present active infinitive of tonō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *(s)tenh₂- (to thunder).

VerbEdit

a tuna (third-person singular present tună, past participle tunat1st conj.

  1. to thunder
  2. to speak thunderously

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

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SamoanEdit

NounEdit

tuna

  1. eel

SaparáEdit

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NounEdit

tu꞉ná

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Vom Roraima zum Orinoco, volume 4
  • Revista andina, volume 11 (1993), page 451

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtuna/, [ˈt̪una]

Etymology 1Edit

From Taíno

NounEdit

tuna f (plural tunas)

  1. prickly pear, the fruit of the nopal cactus (Opuntia, especially Opuntia ficus-indica).
  2. nopal
Usage notesEdit
  • Tuna is a false friend, and does not mean a kind of fish in Spanish. Spanish equivalents are shown above, in the "Translations" section of the English entry tuna.
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From French tune, possibly from roi de Thunes (king of Tunis), a title used by leaders of vagabonds.

NounEdit

tuna f (plural tunas)

  1. (Spain) a college singing group, wearing ornate clothes, called in the Americas estudiantina
DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit


SwahiliEdit

TamanakuEdit

NounEdit

tuna

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Bartolomé Tavera-Acosta, En el sur: (Dialectos indígenas de Venezuela) (1907), page 316-7
  • Misiones jesuíticas en la Orinoquía (1625-1767) (1992, José del Rey Fajardo, ‎Universidad Católica del Táchira), page 573: agua Tam. tuna; Map. tuna; Yab. tuna; Chai, tuna; Cum. tuna;

TrióEdit

NounEdit

tuna

  1. water

Further readingEdit

  • Eithne Carlin, A Grammar of Trio: A Cariban Language of Suriname (2004)

WayanaEdit

NounEdit

tuna

  1. water

ReferencesEdit


WayumaráEdit

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NounEdit

tuná

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Vom Roraima zum Orinoco, volume 4
  • Revista andina, volume 11 (1993), page 451

YabaranaEdit

NounEdit

tuna

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Bartolomé Tavera-Acosta, En el sur: (Dialectos indígenas de Venezuela) (1907), page 317
  • Misiones jesuíticas en la Orinoquía (1625-1767) (1992, José del Rey Fajardo, ‎Universidad Católica del Táchira), page 573: agua Tam. tuna; Map. tuna; Yab. tuna; Chai, tuna; Cum. tuna;