Last modified on 22 August 2014, at 23:48

cuan

See also: cúan, cuān, cuán, and cuàn

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish cúan, from Proto-Indo-European *kapno-, from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p- (to grasp).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cuan m (genitive cuain, nominative plural cuanta)

  1. bay
  2. harbour
  3. port

DeclensionEdit

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cuan chuan gcuan
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

cuan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of cuān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of cuán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of cuàn.

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.

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish cúan (bay, gulf, harbor), from Proto-Indo-European *kapno-, from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p- (to grasp).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cuan m (genitive cuain, plural cuantan)

  1. sea, ocean

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin quam

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

cuan

  1. how, to what extent.

Usage notesEdit

  • Used with adjectives. Rare in modern speech, usually replaced with que, tan, or cuanto. Written with an accent mark (cuán) when exclamative, as in ¡cuán grande es!