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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Gaelic and Irish.

NounEdit

duan (plural duans)

  1. A division of a poem corresponding to a canto.
  2. A poem or song.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for duan in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

AnagramsEdit


EsperantoEdit

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

duan

  1. accusative singular of dua

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

duan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of duān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of duǎn.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of duàn.

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.

Old FrisianEdit

VerbEdit

duān

  1. Alternative spelling of dwā

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰewgʰ-.

NounEdit

duan m (genitive singular duain, plural duain)

  1. poem
  2. song

SynonymsEdit