The English word pen (a writing instrument which uses ink) comes from the Latin word penna/pinna, which means feather. The modern ink pen -- ballpoint pen, fountain pen, etc. -- is always referred to as a pen. If we want to refer to the older type which is actually made from a feather, we say quill or quill pen. I'm wondering what other languages might have kept forms related to the word for feather. How do you say the following in your language, and is there any connection to your word for feather (or perhaps to the Latin words penna (feather) or pluma (soft feather, down))? 1. pen, ink pen 2. ballpoint pen 3. fountain pen 4. quill, quill pen Thanks!