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Meaning of Apena

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gabbydiver

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Hello all!
I would like to know what is the meaning of the word Apena,is it a short word(like Scuba)?

Many thanks in advance.
 

efattah

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Do you mean 'apnea'?

Apnea = cessation of breathing = breath-holding

It is a word, not an abbreviation.

Like in 'sleep apnea' = sleeping without breathing.


Eric Fattah
BC, Canada
 

gitano

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I have answered this elsewhere,

but it is simply a latin word and as Eric had said it means cessation of breathing. Interestingly enough I found in my wifes Italian-English dictionary apnea in the Italian protion. The word was given in a phase and translation "immersione in apnea"= freediving. Freediving was nowhere to be found in the English portion and this is a perfect example of the prominence of this sport in Italy and the lack of press it recieves in most of the English speaking world.
 

frogman

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"Apnea" etymology

Sorry to be picky but "apnea" comes from Greek not Latin. The verb "pneo" which means to breathe (literally to "blow air") and the prefix "a-" which suggests cessation of this. The Greek word for breathing is "anapnoe" whereas Latin is "respirare" (or something like that. Fine point but Greek is not Latin

Angelos
 
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