Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The feminine form of suffix -in, -ine, in the Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, New Latin, and Latin form, occurring in some English words adopted from or formed after one or another of these languages, as in farina, ragina, and other original Latin nouns. This suffix is common in New Latin feminine generic and specific names.
- n. A suffix of Latin or New Latin names of groups of animals, being properly adjectives in the neuter plural, with animalia (animals) understood, as in Anoplotherina, Siderina, etc.
- n. A female given name.
- Short form of given names ending in -ina, e.g. Georgina, Christina, Wilhelmina. (Wiktionary)
“Ina, that is what I am thinking all the girls are now situated but since she still has settings in Sea Haven we should see them from time to time..”
“Ina, that is always the best thing to do with any book.”
“Maybe they'll call her Ina for short, " Brianna suggested, snuffling and wiping her face on her apron.”
“Mother, Maka Ina, as you sit below us, hear our prayers.”
“One of those West-Saxon Kings, called Ina, made many good laws, some of which are still extant: he also was the first that granted”
“Microsoft's PR buddy at CNET, namely Ina Fried, is offering a stage/platform to more blind-folded praise for the world's notorious monopoliser.”
“Ina Pinkney, the chef and owner of a cafe called Ina's, in Chicago, said she was curious about Groupon when she first heard about it a couple of years ago.”
““I read this book called Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, which is this beautiful book written by a midwife who’s been practicing for 30 years,” Ms. McNally said.”
“I have treated proper names in the same way, keeping, for example, the more familiar latinised "Ina" rather than the Saxon "Ine," as being more nearly the correct pronunciation than might otherwise be used without the hint given by a footnote.”
“Ina', was produced at Drury Lane, April 22, 1815.”
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