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MongolianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

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

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

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowing from Chinese (zhǎng, sole).

NounEdit

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

  1. sole (bottom of a shoe)

Etymology 3Edit

From Chinese (zhàng, cane).

NounEdit

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

  1. (obsolete) cane, rod, pole
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

зан (zan)

  1. Nonstandard form of занги (zangi).

Etymology 5Edit

NounEdit

зан (zan)

  1. Nonstandard form of жан (žan).

TajikEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian [script needed] (zan), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn.

NounEdit

Dari زن
Iranian Persian زن
Tajik зан (zan)

зан (zan) (plural занoн or занҳo)

  1. woman
  2. wife
  3. female

See alsoEdit