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Etymology

From Japanese 仮名 (kana), syllabary).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
kana

Plural
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  1. The hiragana and katakana syllabaries. These are used to write Japanese words and particles using characters that represent syllables. Kana are derived from kanji.
  2. A hiragana or katakana character.
  3. A website which shares revenue with its contributors. From the Hawaiian ka`ana meaning "share".

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Bosnian

Etymology

From Turkish kına < Arabic حِنَّاء (hinnā') < verb حَنَّأَ (hann'a).

Noun

kana f (plural kane)

  1. henna

Breton

Verb

kana

  1. to sing


Croatian

Etymology

From Croatian kına < Arabic حِنَّاء (hinnā') < verb حَنَّأَ (hann'a).

Noun

kana f (plural kane)

  1. henna

Estonian

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Noun

kana

  1. chicken
  2. hen



Fijian

Etymology

From Proto-Oceanic, compare Indonesian makan.

Verb

kana

  1. eat

Noun

kana

  1. meal

Finnish

Etymology

Borrwed from a Germanic language, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *xano.

Noun

kana (stem kan-*)

  1. chicken
  2. hen

Declension

Derived terms


Japanese

Noun

kana (kanji 仮名, hiragana かな, katakana カナ)

  1. The hiragana and katakana syllabaries. These are used to write Japanese words and particles using characters that represent syllables. Kana are derived from kanji.
  2. A hiragana or katakana character.

Related terms


Romani

Adverb

kana

  1. when

Serbian

Etymology

From Turkish kına < Arabic حِنَّاء (hinnā') < verb حَنَّأَ (hann'a).

Noun

kana f. (plural kane) (Cyrillic spelling кана)

  1. henna

Swahili

Verb

kana

  1. to deny

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