[puh-noo-tee-uh n, -shuh n] /pəˈnu ti ən, -ʃən/
a group of American Indian language families of central and coastal California, including Wintu, Maidu, Yokuts, Miwok, and Costanoan, thought to be descendants of a single protolanguage spoken at a remote period.
any of several other hypothesized genetic groupings of languages that include these languages and, in addition, otherwise unclassified languages of the Pacific Northwest, Columbia River plateau, Mexico, and Central America.
of or relating to Penutian.
a family of North American Indian languages of the Pacific coast
a phylum of languages of North and South America, including Araucanian, Chinook, Mayan, and Sahaptin
[pen-zuh; Russian pyen-zuh] /ˈpɛn zə; Russian ˈpyɛn zə/ noun 1. a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe. /Russian ˈpjɛnzə/ noun 1. a city in W Russia: manufacturing centre. Pop: 514 000 (2005 est)
[pen-zans] /pɛnˈzæns/ noun 1. a seaport in SW Cornwall, in the SW extremity of England: resort. /pɛnˈzæns/ noun 1. a town in SW England, in SW Cornwall: the westernmost town in England; resort and fishing port. Pop: 20 255 (2001) place in Cornwall, Pensans (late 13c.), literally “Holy Headland,” from Cornish penn “head” + sans […]
[pee-uh n, pee-on] /ˈpi ən, ˈpi ɒn/ noun 1. (in Spanish America) a farm worker or unskilled laborer; day laborer. 2. (formerly, especially in Mexico) a person held in servitude to work off debts or other obligations. 3. any person of low social status, especially one who does work regarded as menial or unskilled; drudge. […]
[pee-uh-nij] /ˈpi ə nɪdʒ/ noun 1. the condition or service of a . 2. the practice of holding persons in servitude or partial slavery, as to work off a debt or to serve a penal sentence. /ˈpiːənɪdʒ/ noun 1. the state of being a peon 2. a system in which a debtor must work for […]