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mandarin

See also: Mandarin and mandarín

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmæn.dər.ɪn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmæn.dɚ.ɪn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: man‧da‧rin

Etymology 1Edit

From Portuguese mandarim, mandarij, from Malay menteri, manteri, and its source, Sanskrit मन्त्रिन् (mantrin, minister, councillor), from मन्त्र (mantra, counsel, maxim, mantra) + -इन् (-in, an agent suffix).

NounEdit

mandarin (plural mandarins)

  1. (historical) A high government bureaucrat of the Chinese Empire.
  2. A pedantic or elitist bureaucrat.
  3. (often pejorative) A pedantic senior person of influence in academia or literary circles.
  4. A mandarin duck.
  5. (informal, UK) A senior civil servant.
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit
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AdjectiveEdit

mandarin (comparative more mandarin, superlative most mandarin)

  1. Pertaining to or reminiscent of mandarins; deliberately superior or complex; esoteric, highbrow, obscurantist. [from 20th c.]
    • 1979, John Le Carré, Smiley's People, Folio Society 2010, p. 58:
      A mandarin impassivity had descended over Smiley's face. The earlier emotion was quite gone.
    • 2007, Marina Warner, ‘Doubly Damned’, London Review of Books 29:3, p. 26:
      Though alert to riddles' strong roots in vernacular narrative, Cook's tastes are mandarin, and she gives a loving account of Wallace Stevens's meditations on the life of poetic images and simile […].

Etymology 2Edit

From French mandarine, feminine of mandarin, probably formed as Etymology 1, above, from the yellow colour of the mandarins' costume.

NounEdit

mandarin (plural mandarins)

  1. A mandarin orange; a small, sweet citrus fruit.
  2. A mandarin orange tree, Citrus reticulata.
  3. An orange colour.
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Crimean TatarEdit

EtymologyEdit

Spanish mandarín.

NounEdit

mandarin

  1. mandarin (fruit)

DeclensionEdit

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese mandarim.

NounEdit

mandarin c (singular definite mandarinen, plural indefinite mandariner)

  1. mandarin (Chinese Imperial bureaucrat)
  2. mandarin orange, mandarin (a small, sweet citrus fruit)

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

mandarin n

  1. Mandarin

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Danish mandarin, from Dutch mandorijn or Portuguese mandarim, mandarij, from Malay menteri, manteri, from Hindi mantri [Devanagari?], from Sanskrit मन्त्रिन् (mantrin, minister, councillor), from मन्त्र (mantra, counsel, maxim, mantra) + -इन् (-in, an agent suffix).

NounEdit

mandarin f (genitive singular mandarinar, plural mandarinir)

  1. mandarin orange, mandarin (a small, sweet citrus fruit)

DeclensionEdit

f2 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mandarin mandarinin mandarinir mandarinirnar
Accusative mandarin mandarinina mandarinir mandarinirnar
Dative mandarin mandarinini mandarinum mandarinunum
Genitive mandarinar mandarinarinnar mandarina mandarinanna

NounEdit

mandarin n (genitive singular mandarins)

  1. Mandarin

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative mandarin
Accusative mandarin
Dative mandarini
Genitive mandarins

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FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mandarin m (feminine mandarine, masculine plural mandarins, feminine plural mandarines)

  1. mandarin (of the former Chinese empire)

NounEdit

mandarin m (uncountable)

  1. Mandarin (language)

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HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɒndɒrin/
  • Hyphenation: man‧da‧rin

AdjectiveEdit

mandarin (not comparable)

  1. mandarin (fruit)

NounEdit

mandarin (plural mandarinok)

  1. (historical) mandarin
  2. (singular only) Mandarin (language)
  3. mandarin (fruit)
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Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /mandǎriːn/
  • Hyphenation: man‧da‧rin

NounEdit

mandàrīn m (Cyrillic spelling манда̀рӣн)

  1. mandarin (Chinese Imperial bureaucrat)

DeclensionEdit


SwedishEdit

NounEdit

mandarin c

  1. mandarin orange
  2. (historical) mandarin; a high government bureaucrat of the Chinese Empire.
  3. (non-inflectable, not comparable) Mandarin

DeclensionEdit