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See also: cuàn, cuán, cuān, cúan, and cúán

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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish cúan, from Proto-Indo-European *kapno-, from *keh₂p- (to grasp).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

cuan m (genitive singular cuain, nominative plural cuanta)

  1. bay
    Synonym:
  2. harbour
  3. port
    Synonyms: caladh, port
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

cuan m (genitive singular cuaine, nominative plural cuaineanna)

  1. Alternative form of cuain (litter; brood; pack; band, company)
DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cuan chuan gcuan
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • "cuan" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • 2 cúan” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • Entries containing “cuan” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “cuan” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

cuan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of cuān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of cuán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of cuàn.

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.

Scottish GaelicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish cúan (bay, gulf, harbor), from Proto-Indo-European *kapno-, from *keh₂p- (to grasp).

NounEdit

cuan m (genitive singular cuain, plural cuantan or cuaintean or cuanta)

  1. sea, ocean, the deep
  2. large lake
  3. (rare) harbour, haven, bay
  4. deceit
  5. multitude
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish cúan (litter (of pups or other young animals); pack (of dogs, wolves, etc.); family, band, company), from (hound).

NounEdit

cuan m

  1. pack of hounds or wolves

MutationEdit

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
cuan chuan
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, →ISBN
  • 1 cúan” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • 2 cúan” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin quam.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

cuan

  1. how, to what extent

Usage notesEdit

  • Used with adjectives and adverbs. Rare in modern speech, usually replaced with que, tan, cuanto, or como de. Written with an accent mark (cuán) when interrogative or exclamative, as in ¿Cuán grande es? or ¡Cuán grande es!