Ina

Ina

[ahy-nuh]
noun
a female given name.
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-ina

1
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:
< Latin -īna, feminine of -īnus

-ina

2
a suffix used in taxonomic names in biology: Euglenoidina; Nemertina.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin, neuter plural of Latin -īnus or Greek -inos; cf. -in1, -ine1

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