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Ina

[ ahy-nuh ]
/ ˈaɪ nə /
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noun

a female given name.

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Definition for Ina (2 of 3)

-ina1

a suffix used in the formation of nouns of various types, especially female proper names, musical instruments, compositions, etc.: Wilhelmina; sonatina.Compare -in2, -ine2.

Origin of -ina

1
<Latin -īna, feminine of -īnus

Definition for Ina (3 of 3)

-ina2

a suffix used in taxonomic names in biology: Euglenoidina; Nemertina.

Origin of -ina

2
<New Latin, neuter plural of Latin -īnus or Greek -inos;cf. -in1, -ine1
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