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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); (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); (hidden-g declension)

  1. sole (bottom of a shoe)

Etymology 3Edit

From Chinese (zhàng, cane).

NounEdit

зан ‎(zan) ‎(Mongolian spelling ᠵᠠᠩ); (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