Ina

[ ahy-nuh ]
/ ˈaɪ nə /

noun

a female given name.

QUIZZES

Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for ina