cuan

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

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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cuan m ‎(genitive singular cuain, nominative plural cuanta)

  1. bay
  2. harbour
  3. port

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  • "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.

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

ReferencesEdit

  • 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 0 901771 92 9
  • 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. Rare in modern speech, usually replaced with que, tan, or cuanto. Written with an accent mark (cuán) when exclamative, as in ¡cuán grande es!
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