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Ina

Ina

See also: ina, INA, iṇa, -ina, -ína, and -iņa

English

Proper noun

Ina

  1. A female given name.
    • 1935 Winthrop Ames: What Shall We Name the Baby? Simon and Schuster, New York. page 18:
      Miss Ina Claire tells me that half her acquaintances call her "Eenah" and the other half "Eynah". She answers docilely to either.
    • 1995 Salman Rushdie: The Moor's Last Sigh ISBN 0 224 03814 1 page 139:
      The eldest, originally called Christina in spite of her Jewish father's protests, eventually had her name sliced in half. "Stop sulking, Abe," Aurora commanded. "From now on she's plain Ina without the Christ." So poor Ina grew up with only half a handle, and when the second child was born a year later matters were made worse because this time Aurora insisted on "Inamorata". Abraham protested again: "People will confuse," he said plaintively. "And this Ina-more it is like saying she is Ina-plus."

Translations

Anagrams


Danish

Etymology

Short form of Wilhelmina and similar names.

Proper noun

Ina

  1. A female given name.

Faroese

Proper noun

Ina f

  1. A female given name

Usage notes

Matronymics

  • son of Ina: Inuson
  • daughter of Ina: Inudóttir

Declension

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Ina
Accusative Inu
Dative Inu
Genitive Inu

Latvian

Etymology

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1894. From names ending in -ina, and from Inese.

Proper noun

Ina f

  1. A female given name.

References

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • Population Register of Latvia: Ina was the only given name of 2735 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

Lithuanian

Etymology

From names ending in -ina, such as Katarina and Regina, and from Ineza.

Proper noun

Ina f

  1. A female given name.

Norwegian

Etymology

Short form of names ending in -ina, such as Karolina, Katarina, Nikolina.

Proper noun

Ina

  1. A female given name.Variant: Ine.

Swedish

Etymology

Short form of names ending in -ina, such as Sabina, Severina, and of Inez. First recorded in Sweden in 1836.

Proper noun

Ina

  1. A female given name.

ina

ina

See also: Ina, INA, iṇa, -ina, -ína, and -iņa

English

Acronym

ina

  1. Information Not Available

Anagrams


Akar-Bale

Noun

ina

  1. water

References

  • M. V. Portman, Notes on the Languages of the South Andaman Group of Tribes (1898)

Aklanon

Etymology

From Proto-Philippine *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

iná

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Amis

Etymology

From Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Asilulu

Etymology

From Proto-Central Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Balinese

Etymology

From Proto-Malayo-Chamic *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *ina, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Biak

Etymology

From Proto-Halmahera-Cenderawasih *ina, from Proto-Central Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Bikol Central

Etymology

From Proto-Philippine *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

iná

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Bima

Etymology

From Proto-Central Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Buginese

Etymology

From Proto-South Sulawesi *ina, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Alternative forms

Noun

ina (Lontara spelling ᨕᨗᨊ)

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Casiguran Dumagat Agta

Etymology

From Proto-Philippine *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ína

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Cebuano

Etymology

From Proto-Philippine *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

iná

  1. (obsolete) A mother.

Synonyms


Central Bontoc

Etymology

From Proto-Philippine *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ína

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Coastal Kadazan

Etymology

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Esperanto

Etymology

-ino + -a

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈina/
  • Hyphenation: i‧na
  • Rhymes: -ina

Adjective

ina (accusative singular inan, plural inaj, accusative plural inajn)

  1. female, feminine

Coordinate terms

  • iĉa (male) (neologism)
  • maskla (male)
  • vira (male)

Synonyms


Gothic

Romanization

ina

  1. Romanization of 𐌹𐌽𐌰

Hungarian

Etymology

ín + -a (possessive suffix)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈinɒ]
  • Hyphenation: ina

Noun

ina

  1. third-person singular (single possession) possessive of ín

Declension

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative ina
accusative inát
dative inának
instrumental inával
causal-final ináért
translative inává
terminative ináig
essive-formal inaként
essive-modal inául
inessive inában
superessive inán
adessive inánál
illative inába
sublative inára
allative inához
elative inából
delative ináról
ablative inától

Iban

Etymology

From Proto-Malayic *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *ina, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Irish

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪnˠə/

Particle

ina (triggers eclipsis, in regular past tenses inar)

  1. in which, in whom (indirect relative; not used in the past tense except with some irregular verbs)
    san aois ina bhfuil sé ― at his age (lit. in the age in which he is)
    an chathaoir ina dúirt sé é ― the chair in which he said it

Usage notes

“In which” may also be expressed with the indirect relative particle before the verb and the appropriate inflected form of i in its original position in the clause:

  • san aois a bhfuil sé ann ― at his age (lit. in the age which he is in)
  • an chathaoir a dúirt sé inti é ― the chair which he said it in

Contraction

ina

  1. Contraction of i (in) + a (various meanings).
    ‘in his’ (triggers lenition): ina phóca — ‘in his pocket’
    ‘in her’ (triggers h-prothesis): ina háit — ‘in her place, instead of her’
    ‘in their’ (triggers eclipsis: ina dteach — ‘in their house’
    ‘in which’ (triggers eclipsis, takes the dependent form of irregular verbs): ina bhfuil sé — ‘in which he is’
Related terms

Isnag

Etymology

From Proto-Philippine *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

inā

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Itawit

Etymology

From Proto-Philippine *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

iná

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Ivatan

Etymology

From Proto-Philippine *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Kambera

Etymology

From Proto-Central Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Kankanaey

Etymology

From Proto-Philippine *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

iná

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Komodo

Etymology

From Proto-Central Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Kulon-Pazeh

Etymology

From Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Leti (Indonesia)

Etymology

From Proto-Central Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Makasar

Etymology

From Proto-South Sulawesi *ina, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Malay

Etymology

From Proto-Malayic *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Chamic *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *ina, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Noun

ina (Jawi spelling اينا, plural ina-ina)

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Synonyms


Mayoyao Ifugao

Etymology

From Proto-Philippine *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

iná

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Mentawai

Etymology

From Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Motu

Etymology

From Proto-Oceanic *ina, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Nauna

Etymology

From Proto-Oceanic *ina, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Ngadha

Etymology

From Proto-Central Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Nias

Etymology

From Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina (mutated form nina)

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)
    inagu - my mother[1]

References

  1. Brown, Lea (2005) "Nias." In Adelaar, Alexander & Nikolaus P. Himmelmann (eds.) The Austronesian Languages of Asia and Madagascar, p. 571. Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN 0-7007-1286-0

Ojibwe

Alternative forms

  • na (form used after a vowel)

Particle

ina

  1. question marker for yes/no questions (always placed after the first word in the sentence; used after words ending in a consonant)
    da-gimiwan ina?
    Is it going to rain?
    Giwiisin ina?
    Are you eating?
    but: Gigii-anokii na bijiinaago?
    Did you work yesterday?

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *hiz.

Pronoun

ina (ina)

  1. ina (accusative)

Declension


Paikoneka

Noun

ina

  1. water

References


Paiwan

Etymology

From Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Pangasinan

Etymology

From Proto-Philippine *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

iná

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Paulohi

Etymology

From Proto-Central Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Pipil

Pronunciation

  • (standard) IPA(key): /ˈiːna/

Verb

īna

  1. (intransitive) to say, to state, to utter
    Inak ne tamachtiani ka musta tikpiat se taejekulis
    The teached said we'll have a test tomorrow
  2. (intransitive) to think, to believe, to have the opinion that
    Nina ka niweli niajsi wipta ka tajkutunal
    I think I can come the day after tomorrow at noon

Romansch

Alternative forms

  • (Sutsilvan, Surmiran) egna
  • (Puter, Vallader) üna

Article

ina f (masculine in)

  1. (cardinal, Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan) a, an

Number

ina f (masculine in)

  1. (cardinal, Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan) one

Sabu

Etymology

From Proto-Central Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Saisiyat

Etymology

From Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Samoan

Particle

ina

  1. Marks the imperative mood, for positive commands

Usage notes

Placed before the verb. If the verb is repeated for emphasis, it is only placed before the second repetition of the verb. It may be omitted in any situation.


Sasak

Etymology

From Proto-Malayo-Chamic *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Sumbawan *ina, from Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Sika

Etymology

From Proto-Central Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Simeulue

Etymology

From Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Swedish

Verb

ina

  1. making a light buzzing sound by flying (about mosquitoes)

Conjugation


Tagalog

Etymology

From Proto-Philippine *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

iná

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Toba Batak

Etymology

From Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Alternative forms

Noun

ina (Batak spelling ᯤᯉ)

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Wolio

Etymology

From Proto-Sunda-Sulawesi *ina, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *ina, from Proto-Austronesian *ina.

Noun

ina

  1. mother (female (human) who parents a child, gives birth to a baby, or is pregnant)

Yosondúa Mixtec

Noun

ina

  1. dog

References

  • Farris, Kathryn (compiler) (2002) Diccionario básico del mixteco de Yosondúa, Oaxaca, 2nd ed. edition, SIL, published 2005