Category: Etymology

Etymology, Finnish, Kave

Etymology From Proto-Finnic *kabeh, borrowed from Proto-Germanic *skapiz (compare Proto-Germanic *skapą, Old English gesceap). Cognate with Estonian kabu, Karelian kaveh, Võro kabo and Proto-Samic *kuopës (“witch”). Pronunciation IPA(key): /ˈkɑʋeˣ/, [ˈkɑʋe̞(ʔ)] Rhymes: -ɑʋe Syllabification: ka‧ve Noun kave (Finnish mythology) a creature related to the moon, sky or air Declension[edit] Inflection of kave (Kotus type 48*E/hame, p-v gradation) nominative kave kapeet genitive kapeen kapeiden kapeitten partitive kavetta…

Etymology, Spanish, Tener

Etymology From Latin tenēre, present active infinitive of teneō (“to hold, to have”), from Proto-Italic *tenēō, stative from Proto-Indo-European *ten- (“to stretch, draw”). Pronunciation IPA(key): /teˈneɾ/, [t̪eˈneɾ] Verb tener (first-person singular present tengo, first-person singular preterite tuve, past participle tenido) (transitive, literally) to have, possess synonym ▲ Ella tiene seis hermanos. ― She has six brothers. Tengo una pluma. ― I have a…

Etymology, Romanian, Prelegere

Etymology Borrowed from Latin praelegere, from praelego, from prae- (“before”) +‎ legō (“read”). Noun prelegere f (plural prelegeri) lecture, conference Declension of prelegere singular plural indefinite articulation definite articulation indefinite articulation definite articulation nominative/accusative (o) prelegere prelegerea (niște) prelegeri prelegerile genitive/dative (unei) prelegeri prelegerii (unor) prelegeri prelegerilor vocative…

Etymology, Welsh, Canu

Etymology From Proto-Brythonic *kėnɨd, from Proto-Celtic *kaneti, from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂n-. Equivalent to cân (“song”) +‎ -u. Pronunciation (North Wales) IPA(key): /ˈkanɨ̞/ (South Wales) IPA(key): /ˈkaːni/, /ˈkani/ Rhymes: -anɨ Verb canu (first-person singular present canaf) to sing to intone, chant to state, say to produce musical sounds (of instrument); to play or perform (on instrument) to compose poetry, celebrate in song

Etymology, English, Ottawa

Etymology Said to be from Ojibwe odaawaa (“traders”)/ᐅᑡᐙ. Pronunciation[edit] (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɒtəwə/ (General American, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈɑtəwə/, /ˈɑtəˌwɑ/ Proper noun Ottawa An Algonquian people closely related to the Ojibwe; also spelt Ottowa. The Ottawa dialect of Ojibwe; also spelt Odawa or Odaawaa. A city in Ontario, Canada; capital city of Canada.…