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Etymology 1 edit

As a synonym of Bushmen introduced into ethnology from the 1960s, from Khoekhoe saan (singular saa) "foragers; people without wealth", via back-formation from Khoisan. Occasional citation as the Nama term for "Bushmen" from the 1880s.[1]

Noun edit

San pl (plural only)

  1. (regionally, offensive, ethnic slur) Any of the foraging non-Bantu ethnic groups of southwestern Africa.
Usage notes edit
 
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  • San is the plural form, used for the group collectively. Individuals are referred to as "a San man", "a San woman" etc., although when referring to individuals, reference to their specific nation is preferable (as in, "a ǃKung man" etc.).
  • San became popular in 1970s western anthropology as a politically correct replacement for "Bushmen", which was perceived as outdated. However, it turned out that San was a derogatory term for "foragers" used by the pastoralist Khoikhoi, while "Bushman" carried no derogatory connotations, so that experts who had been in actual contact with the group recommended the continued use of "Bushmen" (Henry Harpending). By the 2000s, it was reported that San had mostly lost its derogatory connotations in South Africa and was partly embraced as self-designation, while it continued to be perceived as an insult in parts of the central Kalahari in Namibia.[2]
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Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Polish San.

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San

  1. A river in southeastern Poland and western Ukraine.
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  1. ^ Theophilus Hahn (1881) Tsuni-ǁGoam: The Supreme Being to the Khoi-Khoi, page 3:
    The old Dutch also did not know that their so-called Hottentots formed only one branch of a wide-spread race, of which the other branch divided into ever so many tribes, differing from each other totally in language [] While the so-called Hottentots called themselves Khoikhoi (men of men, i.e. men par excellence), they called those other tribes , the Sonqua of the Cape Records [] We should apply the term Hottentot to the whole race, and call the two families, each by the native name, that is the one, the Khoikhoi, the so-calle Hottentot proper; the other the Sān () or Bushmen.
  2. ^ Richard B. Lee (2012) The Dobe Ju/'Hoansi, 4th edition, Cengage Learning, page 9

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San m

  1. Saint (title given to a saint)

Basque edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Spanish San.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /s̺an/ [s̺ãn]
  • Rhymes: -an
  • Hyphenation: San

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San (indeclinable)

  1. Saint (male title)
    Synonyms: Santi, Done

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  • This is the most commonly used title for male saints. The titles Santi and Done are used with the names of some saints, but they are less common.

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Further reading edit

  • "San" in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia [Dictionary of the Basque Academy], euskaltzaindia.eus
  • San” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia [General Basque Dictionary], euskaltzaindia.eus

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San m

  1. Saint (title given to a saint)

Irish edit

Etymology edit

From French saint, from Latin sanctus (holy).

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San (indeclinable)

  1. (Christianity) Saint (title)
    Synonym: Naomh
    San DoiminicSt. Dominic
    San CaitríonaSt. Catherine
    San NioclásSt. Nicholas, Santa Claus

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San m or f

  1. a form of Santo or Santa

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Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /san/
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  • Rhymes: -an
  • Syllabification: San
  • Homophone: san

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San m inan

  1. San (a right tributary of the Vistula in Poland and Ukraine)
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San m animal

  1. San (Polish bus manufacturer)
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San m inan

  1. Tonlé San (a right tributary of the Mekong in Cambodia and Vietnam)
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San m inan

  1. San (a town in Mali)
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Further reading edit

  • San in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • San in Polish dictionaries at PWN
  • San in PWN's encyclopedia

Spanish edit

Etymology edit

Apocopic form of santo.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsan/ [ˈsãn]
  • Rhymes: -an
  • Syllabification: San

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San

  1. Saint (title)

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in Belizean toponyms
in Colombian toponyms
in Costa Rican toponyms
in Cuban toponyms
in toponyms of the Dominican Republic
in toponyms of El Salvador
in Guatemalan toponyms
in Honduran toponyms
in Mexican toponyms
in Nicaraguan toponyms
in Panamanian toponyms

Tagalog edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Spanish San, an apocopic form of Santo.

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San (feminine Santa, Baybayin spelling ᜐᜈ᜔)

  1. title used with the name of the male saints aside from Tomas, Tome, Domingo, and Toribio: Saint; St.
    Coordinate term: Santo

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in Philippine toponyms

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San

  1. a male given name

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San

  1. a female given name from Chinese