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EnglishModificar

EtymologyModificar

From Latin antenna, nautical term for yard and common term for pole, of unknown origin.

PronunciationModificar

NounModificar

Singular
Antenna

Plural
antennae or antennas

Antenna (plural antennae or antennas)
  1. (plural: antennae) A feeler organ on the head of an insect, crab, or other animal.
  2. (plural: antennas) A device to receive or transmit radio-frequency signal by converting electromagnetic radiation into electrical signal.
  3. (plural: antennae) The faculty of intuitive astuteness.

Usage notesModificar

  • Use of the Anglicised plural to mean multiple feelers or astute aptitudes is very rare.[1]
  • Use of the Latinate plural to mean multiple aerials is very rare.
  • Some make a distinction between an antenna and an aerial, with the former used to indicate a rigid structure for radio reception or transmission, and the latter consisting of a wire strung in the air. For those who do not make a distinction, antenna is more commonly used in the United States and aerial is more commonly used in the United Kingdom.

SynonymsModificar

  • (Feeler organ on the head of an insect): feeler
  • (Device to receive or transmit radio-frequency signal): aerial

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ReferencesModificar

  1. The Concise Oxford English Dictionary [Eleventh Edition]

ItalianModificar

EtymologyModificar

From Latin antenna.

NounModificar

antenna f. (plural antenne)

  1. flagpole
  2. Patrono:Nautical yard
  3. device to receive or transmit radio signals: aerial (UK), antenna (US)
  4. feeler organ on the head of an insect: antenna

LatinModificar

EtymologyModificar

Unknown or disputed.

NounModificar

antenna (genitive antennae); f, first declension

  1. Patrono:Nautical yard
  2. pole
  3. vocative singular of antenna

antennā f.

  1. ablative singular of antenna

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First declension (1).

Number Singular Plural
nominative antenna antennae
genitive antennae antennārum
dative antennae antennīs
accusative antennam antennās
ablative antennā antennīs
vocative antenna antennae
ar:antenna

de:antenna et:antenna el:antenna fr:antenna gl:antenna hy:antenna io:antenna id:antenna it:antenna kn:antenna lt:antenna hu:antenna ml:antenna pl:antenna ru:antenna fi:antenna sv:antenna ta:antenna tr:antenna tk:antenna vi:antenna zh:antenna

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