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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Classical Syriac ܦܠܢ(plān) and Hebrew פְּלוֹנִי(pəlônî).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fu.laːn/
    • (Kuwait, Persian Gulf) IPA(key): /flɑn/

NounEdit

فُلَان (fulānm (feminine فُلَانَة(fulāna))

  1. A placeholder name for a person, used when a name is not known; a generic name; so-and-so

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Bashkir: фәлән (fälän)
  • Persian: فلان(folân)
  • Andalusian Arabic: فُلَان

PersianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic فُلَان(fulān).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [foˈlɒn], [feˈlɒn]

NounEdit

Dari Persian فلان
Iranian Persian
Tajik фалон, фулон (falon, fulon)

فلان (folân)

  1. so-and-so
    فلان و بهمان‎ ― folân-o-bahmân(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  2. such-and-such

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