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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of channel.

NounEdit

chan (plural chans)

  1. (Internet, informal) An IRC channel.
    • 1997, "Dominic Donegan", Is there a #nethack chan on IRC? (on newsgroup rec.games.roguelike.nethack)
      I tried, but I never get anyone in the chan! I don't know how/where to advertise... maybe we should set up a meeting time or something?
    • 1999, "Jonny Durango", IMPORTANT NEWS FOR AHM IRC CHAN!!! (on newsgroup alt.hackers.malicious)
      If you don't have your password set within a week I'll remove you from the userlist and I'll add you again next time I see you in the chan and make sure you set a pass.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From 4chan, a popular imageboard; ultimately from channel.

NounEdit

chan (plural chans)

  1. (Internet, informal) An imageboard.

AnagramsEdit


Antillean CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French champ.

NounEdit

chan

  1. free space; open land

Ch'orti'Edit

NounEdit

chan

  1. snake

GalicianEdit

 
A view of the Terra Chá ("Level Country"), Lugo, Galicia

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese chão, from Latin plānum. Compare Portuguese chão, Spanish llano.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chan m (plural chans)

  1. floor
    Synonym: solo
  2. ground
    Synonym: solo
  3. (geography) plateau

AdjectiveEdit

chan m (feminine singular chá, masculine plural chans, feminine plural chás)

  1. level; flat
  2. plain

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • chao” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • chão” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • chan” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • chan” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • chan” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

IrishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Irish nocon, nochon, from Old Irish nícon, nacon, from con.

PronunciationEdit

  • (before a, o, u, fha, fho, fhu) IPA(key): [xan̪ˠ]
  • (before e, i, fhe, fhi) IPA(key): [xanʲ]

ParticleEdit

chan

  1. (Ulster) not
    Chan ólann sé.He does not drink.
    Chan fhanfaidh sé.He will not wait.
Usage notesEdit

Used only in some varieties of Ulster Irish. Used only before a vowel sound.

SynonymsEdit
  • (used in Munster Irish, Connacht Irish, and some varieties of Ulster Irish)
Related termsEdit
  • cha (used before a consonant)
  • char (used with the past tense)

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

chan

  1. past analytic of can
Related termsEdit
  • chanas (1st person sing. synthetic, nonstandard)
  • chanais (2d person sing. synthetic, nonstandard)
  • chanamar (1st person pl. synthetic)
  • chanabhar (2d person pl. synthetic, nonstandard)
  • chanadar (3d person pl. synthetic, nonstandard)
  • canadh (autonomous)

ReferencesEdit



JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

chan

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ちゃん

LadinoEdit

NounEdit

chan m (Latin spelling)

  1. bell

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

chan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of chān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of chán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of chǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of chàn.

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.

NafaanraEdit

NounEdit

chan

  1. vagina

ReferencesEdit


Old OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Deverbal of chantar.

NounEdit

chan m (oblique plural chans, nominative singular chans, nominative plural chan)

  1. song

Related termsEdit


PipilEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nahuan *chaːn-. Compare Classical Nahuatl chāntli (home)

PronunciationEdit

  • (standard) IPA(key): /t͡ʃaŋ/

RelationalEdit

-chan

  1. at or to one's home or house
    Tiajket ka nuchan pal titakwat
    We went to my house to eat

DeclensionEdit


PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Turkish kan (prince, lord)/khān, contraction of khaqan (sovereign, ruler).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /xan/
  • (file)

NounEdit

chan m pers

  1. khan (ruler)

DeclensionEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English chan.

NounEdit

chan m (plural chans)

  1. (Internet) chan, imageboard

Related termsEdit


RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin canis, canem.

NounEdit

chan m (plural chans)

  1. (Vallader) (male) dog

Coordinate termsEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish nocon, nochon, from Old Irish nícon, nacon, from con.

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

chan

  1. not
    Chan fhaca mi i.I haven’t seen her.
    Chan eil mi fuar.I am not cold.
    An t-aran, chan [eil] ùr e.The bread, it’s not fresh.

Usage notesEdit

  • Used with the dependent form of a verb. With the copula, the verb may be suppressed.
  • This is the form used before a vowel, including before words like fhaca since lenitied /f/ is silent. Otherwise use cha.
  • In older Gaelic this is spelled cha'n.

ReferencesEdit



SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

  This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page per etymology instructions, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.
Particularly: “From chiyan→chyan→chan, or something similar?”

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /t͡ʃan/, [t͡ʃãn]

NounEdit

chan m (plural chanes)

  1. (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras) Alternative form of chía

Further readingEdit


TzotzilEdit

VerbEdit

chan

  1. (transitive) to learn

ReferencesEdit


WelshEdit

NounEdit

chan

  1. Aspirate mutation of can.

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
can gan nghan chan
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.