Mongolian

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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From Chinese (yàng, form) either directly into an ancestor of Mongolian, or via Turkic; compare Karakhanid [script needed] (yaŋ, manner).

Noun

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зан (zan) (Mongolian spelling ᠵᠠᠩ (ǰaŋ)); (hidden-g declension)

  1. character, temperament
  2. mood
  3. behaviour
  4. custom, habit
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Etymology 2

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Borrowed from Chinese (zhǎng, sole).

Noun

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зан (zan) (Mongolian spelling ᠵᠠᠩ (ǰaŋ)); (hidden-g declension)

  1. sole (bottom of a shoe)

Etymology 3

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From Chinese (zhàng, cane).

Noun

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зан (zan) (Mongolian spelling ᠵᠠᠩ (ǰaŋ)); (hidden-g declension)

  1. (obsolete) cane, rod, pole
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Etymology 4

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Noun

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зан (zan)

  1. Nonstandard form of занги (zangi).

Etymology 5

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Noun

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зан (zan)

  1. Nonstandard form of жан (žan).

Tajik

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Etymology 1

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Inherited from Classical Persian زَن (zan).

Pronunciation

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Noun

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зан (zan) (Persian spelling زن)

  1. woman
    Antonym: мард (mard)
  2. wife
  3. female
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Etymology 2

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Inherited from Classical Persian ظَنّ (zann), from Arabic ظَنّ (ẓann).

Alternative forms

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /zän(n)/, [zän(n)]
  • IPA(key): /zänn/, [zänn] (when followed by a vowel)

Noun

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зан (zan) (Persian spelling ظن)

  1. opinion; thought; view
    Synonym: ақида (aqida)
  2. guess; conjecture
    Synonyms: гумон (gumon), ҳадс (hads)
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Etymology 3

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb

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зан (zan) (Persian spelling زن)

  1. present stem of задан (zadan)

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