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EnglishEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French cancan.

NounEdit

cancan (plural cancans)

  1. A high-kicking chorus line dance originating in France.
  2. (motocross) A trick where one leg is brought over the seat, so that both legs are on one side.

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

cancan (third-person singular simple present cancans, present participle cancanning, simple past and past participle cancanned)

  1. To dance the cancan.

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French cancan.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cancan

  1. cancan

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of cancan (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative cancan cancanit
genitive cancanin cancanien
partitive cancania cancaneja
illative cancaniin cancaneihin
singular plural
nominative cancan cancanit
accusative nom. cancan cancanit
gen. cancanin
genitive cancanin cancanien
partitive cancania cancaneja
inessive cancanissa cancaneissa
elative cancanista cancaneista
illative cancaniin cancaneihin
adessive cancanilla cancaneilla
ablative cancanilta cancaneilta
allative cancanille cancaneille
essive cancanina cancaneina
translative cancaniksi cancaneiksi
instructive cancanein
abessive cancanitta cancaneitta
comitative cancaneineen

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Supposedly, this word originates with a dispute at the Collège de France circa 1550, over whether to use a traditional French pronunciation of Latin or a reconstructed pronunciation of Latin. One of the points of most dispute was the pronunciation of qu, with the word quamquam exemplifying this: it was pronounced in reconstructed Latin as IPA(key): [ˈkʷam.kʷã(m)] but pronounced in French Latin as IPA(key): /kɑ̃.kɑ̃/ ("cancan"). After this debacle, a "cancan" came to be "any kind of scandalous performance".[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cancan m (plural cancans)

  1. gossip
  2. cancan (dance)

Derived termsEdit

SynonymsEdit

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allen, W. Sidney. Vox Latina. Cambridge U. Press 1978 p. 107.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French cancan.

NounEdit

cancan c

  1. cancan

DeclensionEdit