Monday, September 13, 2010

Nose, in my words + noses

nasu : nose

The Illunse word for nose is nasu. Nasu is an unusual last name. In Corsican, Sardinian and Sicilian nasu means nose. In Japanase (transliterated) nasu means eggplant.

This word is a mixture of the Latin word for nose which is nasus, and the Old English word for nose which is nosu.

nasa : noses

The Illunse word for noses (nominative plural) is nasa. Nasa is an uncommon last name. In Aymara nasa means nose. In Basque nasa means dock. NASA is an acronym for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Nasa is the name of cities in South Korea, Tanzania, China, Ghana, Japan and Afghanistan.

Noses in Latin is nasi. Noses in Old English is nosa.

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