Complete Definition of "antenna"

Image:Black fly.jpg|thumb|right|Antennae on a black fly.
Image:Redu135cassefrp.jpg|thumb|right|A dish antenna.
English

Etymology
From L. #Latin|antenna, nautical term for yard and common term for pole, of unknown origin.

Noun
en-noun|antennae|pl2=antennas

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

Usage notes
Use of the Latinate plural to mean multiple aerials is very rare.
Use of the Anglicised plural to mean multiple feelers or astute aptitudes is very rare.<ref name="COED-plusage">The Concise Oxford English Dictionary [Eleventh Edition]</ref>

References
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Translations
trans-top|Device to receive or transmit radio signals
Chinese:

Croatian: t-|hr|antena|f
Dutch: t+|nl|antenne|f
Finnish: t+|fi|antenni
French: t+|fr|antenne|f
German: t+|de|Antenne|f
Greek: t+|el|κεραία|f|trkerea|scGrek
trans-mid
Hebrew: he-translation|אנטנה|anténa f, he-translation|מְשׁוֹשָׁה|meshoshá f rare
Italian: t+|it|antenna|f
Polish: t+|pl|antena|f
Romanian: t|ro|antenă|f
Russian: t+|ru|антенна|f|tranténna|scCyrl
Swedish: antenn c
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trans-top|Feeler organ on the head of an insect
Chinese:

Croatian: t-|hr|antena|f
Dutch: t+|nl|voelspriet|f
Finnish: tuntosarvi
French: t+|fr|antenne|f
German: Antenne f, Fühler m
Greek: κεραία (kerea) f
trans-mid
Hebrew: he-translation|מחוש|makhósh m
Italian: t+|it|antenna|f
Polish: czułek m
Romanian: t|ro|antenă|f
Russian: антенна (anténna) f, ус (us) m
Swedish: antenn c
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checktrans-top
ttbc|Esperanto: anteno
ttbc|Spanish: antena f
trans-mid
ttbc|Turkish: anten f
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Synonyms
Device to receive or transmit radio-frequency signal
aerial
Feeler organ on the head of an insect
feeler

Category:English nouns with irregular plurals
Category:Technology


Italian

Etymology
From L. #Latin|antenna.

Noun
it-noun|antenn|f|a|e

  1. flagpole;
  2. nautical|lang=it yard;
  3. device to receive or transmit radio signals: #English|antenna;
  4. feeler organ on the head of an insect: #English|antenna;

Latin

Etymology
Unknown or disputed.

Noun
la-noun|antenna|antennae|antennae|f|first

  1. nautical|lang=la yard
  2. pole
  3. inflection of|antenna#Latin|antenna|voc|s

antennā f

  1. inflection of|antenna#Latin|antenna|abl|s

Inflection
ladecl1
la-decl-1st|antenn

ar:antenna
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gl:antenna
hy:antenna
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id:antenna
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hu:antenna
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ru:antenna
fi:antenna
sv:antenna
ta:antenna
vi:antenna
tr:antenna
zh:antenna

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