Last modified on 17 September 2014, at 18:21

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of channel.

NounEdit

chan (plural chans)

  1. (Internet, informal) An IRC channel.
    • 1997, "Dominic Donegan", Is there a #nethack chan on IRC? (on newsgroup rec.games.roguelike.nethack)
      I tried, but I never get anyone in the chan! I don't know how/where to advertise... maybe we should set up a meeting time or something?
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From 4chan, a popular imageboard.

NounEdit

chan (plural chans)

  1. (Internet, informal) An imageboard.

Ch'orti'Edit

NounEdit

chan

  1. snake

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin plānum. Compare Portuguese chão.

NounEdit

chan m (plural chans)

  1. floor

IrishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Irish nocon, nochon, from Old Irish nícon, nacon, from con.

PronunciationEdit

  • (before a, o, u, fha, fho, fhu) IPA(key): [xan̪ˠ]
  • (before e, i, fhe, fhi) IPA(key): [xanʲ]

ParticleEdit

chan

  1. (Ulster) not
    Chan ólann sé. ― He does not drink.
    Chan fhanfaidh sé. ― He will not wait.
Usage notesEdit

Used only in some varieties of Ulster Irish. Used only before a vowel sound.

Related termsEdit
  • cha (used before a consonant)
  • char (used with the past tense)
SynonymsEdit
  • (used in Munster Irish, Connacht Irish, and some varieties of Ulster Irish)

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

chan

  1. past analytic of can
Usage notesEdit

Used with a noun or pronoun as the subject.

Related termsEdit
  • chanas (1st person sing. synthetic, nonstandard)
  • chanais (2d person sing. synthetic, nonstandard)
  • chanamar (1st person pl. synthetic)
  • chanabhar (2d person pl. synthetic, nonstandard)
  • chanadar (3d person pl. synthetic, nonstandard)
  • canadh (autonomous)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

chan

  1. rōmaji reading of ちゃん

LadinoEdit

NounEdit

chan m (Latin spelling)

  1. bell

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

chan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of chān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of chán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of chǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of chàn.

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Turkic kan (prince, lord)/khān, contraction of khaqan (sovereign, ruler).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chan m

  1. khan (ruler)

DeclensionEdit


RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin canis.

NounEdit

chan m (plural chans)

  1. (Vallader) (male) dog

Coordinate termsEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish nocon, nochon, from Old Irish nícon, nacon, from con, corresponding to Latin non quod.

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

chan

  1. not
    Chan fhaca mi i. ― I haven’t seen her.
    Chan eil mi fuar. ― I am not cold.
    An t-aran, chan [eil] ùr e. ― The bread, it’s not fresh.

Usage notesEdit

  • Used with the dependent form of a verb. With the copula, the verb may be suppressed.
  • This is the form used before a vowel, including before words like fhaca since lenitied /f/ is silent. Otherwise use cha.
  • In older Gaelic this is spelled cha'n.

ReferencesEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

chan m (plural chanes)

  1. Some plants of the sage family whose seed is eaten.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Rodrigo Crespo A., Comiendo pura vida, p. 135.
      Los aderezos de semillas y nueces se preparan licuando semillas remojadas de linaza, girasol, chan...
      (please add an English translation of this usage example)
      (clarification of this Spanish definition is being sought)

HyponymsEdit

SynonymsEdit


WelshEdit

NounEdit

chan

  1. Mutated form of can.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
can gan nghan chan