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See also: Bian, bián, biàn, biān, and biǎn

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ArawakEdit

NumeralEdit

bian

  1. (Eastern Arawak) two.

SynonymsEdit


CornishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bian

  1. little, small

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

bian m (genitive singular biain, nominative plural biain)

  1. (literary) pelt, fur

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bian bhian mbian
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

bian (Zhuyin ˙ㄅㄧㄢ)

  1. Pinyin transcription of ,

bian

  1. Nonstandard spelling of biān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of biǎn.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of biàn.

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

NormanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • bein (Jersey)
  • byin (continental Normandy)

EtymologyEdit

From Old French bien, from Latin bene.

AdverbEdit

bian (comparative mux)

  1. (Guernsey) well

Derived termsEdit