See also: dián, diàn, diān, Diān, and diǎn

EsperantoEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dian

  1. accusative singular of dia

FinnishEdit

NounEdit

dian

  1. Genitive singular form of dia.

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish dían (swift, rapid), from Proto-Celtic *dēnos, from Proto-Indo-European *deyh₁- (fly, move swiftly); compare Ancient Greek δίεμαι (díemai, hasten), Sanskrit दीयति (dī́yati, fly).[1]

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dian (genitive singular masculine déin, genitive singular feminine déine, plural diana, comparative déine)

  1. vehement, intense, violent, severe
  2. (obsolete) swift, quick

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dian dhian ndian
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*dēno-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 95

Further readingEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

dian

  1. Nonstandard spelling of diān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of dián.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of diǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of diàn.

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

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish dían (swift, rapid), from Proto-Celtic *dēnos, from Proto-Indo-European *deyh₁- (fly, move swiftly); compare Ancient Greek δίεμαι (díemai, hasten), Sanskrit दीयति (dī́yati, fly).[1]

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dian (comparative dèine)

  1. passionate, enthusiastic, zealous, fervent, eager, keen

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*dēno-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 95