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4 letters words from 'ansa'

ANAS 4ANSA 4

3 letters words from 'ansa'

AAS 3ANA 3
ANS 3NAS 3
SAN 3 

2 letters words from 'ansa'

AA 2AN 2
AS 2NA 2

All 4 letters words made out of ansa

ansa nasa asna sana nsaa snaa anas naas aans aans naas anas asan saan aasn aasn saan asan nsaa snaa nasa ansa sana asna

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Definitions and meaning of ansa

ansa

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin ānsa (a handle, haft).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈæn.sə/

Noun

ansa (plural ansae)

  1. (astronomy) The most protruding part of planetary rings as seen from a distance, perceived to project like handles on either side of the disc of the planet.
  2. (anatomy) A loop-shaped structure.
    Hyponyms: ansa cervicalis, ansa lenticularis

Derived terms

  • ansa compound
  • ansamycin
  • ansate

Translations

References

  • “ansa”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
  • “ansa”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • ANAs, N.A.S.A., NASA, Naas, Nasa, Saan, anas

Finnish

Etymology

From Proto-Finnic *ansa (compare Estonian aas), borrowed from Proto-Baltic [Term?] (compare Old Prussian ansis (hook, latch), Latvian osa), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂emseh₂ (compare Latin ānsa (handle)).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑnsɑ/, [ˈɑns̠ɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑnsɑ
  • Syllabification: an‧sa

Noun

ansa

  1. trap
  2. booby trap

Declension

Derived terms

  • ansoittaa
  • ansoittaja

Hyponyms

  • käpälälauta
  • loukku
  • pinne

Anagrams

  • saan, sana

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃.sa/

Verb

ansa

  1. third-person singular past historic of anser

Anagrams

  • sana

Guinea-Bissau Creole

Etymology

From Portuguese asa. Cognate with Kabuverdianu aza.

Noun

ansa

  1. wing

Iban

Etymology

From Malay angsa.

Noun

ansa

  1. goose (a grazing waterfowl of the family Anatidae)

Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse anza.

Alternative forms

  • (obsolete) anza

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈansa/
  • Rhymes: -ansa

Verb

ansa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative ansaði, supine ansað)

  1. to answer, to reply
  2. to pay heed to

Conjugation

Synonyms

  • (answer): svara
  • (pay heed to): gegna, sinna

Derived terms

  • ans

Irish

Etymology 1

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adjective

ansa

  1. dearest, most beloved

Etymology 2

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adjective

ansa

  1. (literary) difficult

Etymology 3

From Latin ansa (handle).

Noun

ansa m (genitive singular ansa, nominative plural ansaí)

  1. (astronomy) ansa
Declension

Mutation

Further reading

  • "ansa" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “ansa” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “ansa” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈan.sa/
  • Rhymes: -ansa

Etymology 1

Probably from Proto-Germanic *ansijō (loop, handle) mixed with *asa, inherited from Latin ānsa (handle), perhaps also formally influenced by the Latin in the literary language. Cf. German Öse (eyelet), Romansch ansa, onsa (eyelet); contrast the inherited Sardinian asa (handle), Lombard asa (handle) and aseta (loop), Verona Venetian asa (soffit), Abruzzo Neapolitan asa (door hinge), Calabria Sicilian asa (handle), Portuguese asa (wing; handle), Galician asa (handle), Spanish asa (handle).

Noun

ansa f (plural anse)

  1. handle
    Synonyms: manico, maniglia, presa
  2. (rare) excuse, pretext
    Synonyms: appiglio, pretesto, scusa
  3. (geography) curve or bend (in a river)
    Synonyms: curva, meandro
  4. (geography) a small bight, bay, cove
    Synonym: insenatura
  5. loop, coil
  6. As name of various chirurgical or laboratory instruments

Etymology 2

Verb

ansa

  1. inflection of ansare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

References

  • ansa in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • Meyer-Lübke, Wilhelm (1911), “ansa”, in Romanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German)

Anagrams

  • ANAS, sana

Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂emseh₂ (handle), from *h₂em- (to grasp). See also amplus and ampla (handle). Compare Lithuanian ąsa (jug handle).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈan.sa/, [ˈä̃ːs̠ä]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈan.sa/, [ˈɑnsɑ]

Noun

ānsa f (genitive ānsae); first declension

  1. handle
  2. tiller (handle of the rudder)

Declension

First-declension noun.

Descendants

  • Catalan: nansa
  • French: anse
  • Galician: asa, aza
  • Italian: ansa
  • Portuguese: asa
  • Spanish: asa

References

Further reading

  • ansa in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • ansa in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • ansa in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • ansa in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
  • ansa in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Sihler, Andrew L. (1995) New Comparative Grammar of Greek and Latin, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, →ISBN
  • Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), Bern, München: Francke Verlag

Norwegian Nynorsk

Alternative forms

  • anse (e infinitive)

Etymology

From Old Norse ansa, anza.

Verb

ansa (present tense ansar, past tense ansa, past participle ansa, passive infinitive ansast, present participle ansande, imperative ans)

  1. notice, pay attention to
    Eg ansa deg ikkje.
    I didn't notice you.

Synonyms

  • (notice): ensa, ense

References

  • “anse” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Polish

Etymology

From French anse, from Latin ānsa.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈan.sa/

Noun

ansa f

  1. (literary) resentment, animosity, ill will
    Synonyms: uraza, niechęć, pretensja

Declension

Further reading

  • ansa in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Swedish

Verb

ansa (present ansar, preterite ansade, supine ansat, imperative ansa)

  1. to prune (to trim a tree or shrub)

Conjugation

Anagrams

  • anas, nasa

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English answer.

Noun

ansa

  1. answer

Source: wiktionary.org
  • the projecting part of Saturn's rings.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)