EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English han, contraction of haven.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /hæn/, /heɪn/
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  • (unstressed) IPA(key): /hən/

VerbEdit

han

  1. (obsolete) plural simple present of have

AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

han m (indefinite plural hane, definite singular hani, definite plural hanet)

  1. (archaic) roadside shelter for travellers and their animals: roadside hostelry, caravanserai, inn
  2. (pejorative) fleabag hotel
  3. messy place with no control of who comes and who leaves, regular flophouse

BasqueEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Southern) /an/, [ãn]
  • IPA(key): (Northern) /han/, [ɦãn]

AdverbEdit

han (not comparable)

  1. there (away from the speaker and the listener)

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • han” in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • han” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

han

  1. third-person plural present indicative form of haver

CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

han f

  1. genitive plural of hana

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hann (dative hánum).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

han (genitive hans, accusative ham)

  1. he

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

NounEdit

han c (singular definite hannen, plural indefinite hanner)

  1. male, he

InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit


GalicianEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

han

  1. third-person plural present indicative of haber

GermanEdit

VerbEdit

han

  1. (archaic or dialectal) Alternative form of haben
    • 1812, Brothers Grimm, Kinder- und Haus-Märchen, p.138 - Der gescheidte Hans
      Hansens Mutter spricht: „wohin Hans?“ Hans antwortet: „zur Grethel.“ – „Machs gut Hans“ – „Schon gut machen, Adies, Mutter“ – Hans kommt zur Grethel: „guten Tag Grethel.“ – „Guten Hans: was bringst du Gutes?“ – „Bring nichts, gegeben han.“
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Gwich'inEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Tlingit héen (water, river).

NounEdit

han

  1. river

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

han

  1. Rōmaji transcription of はん

KhasiEdit

NounEdit

han

  1. duck

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

han

  1. Nonstandard spelling of hān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of hán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of hǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of hàn.

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.

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contracted infinitive and plural present of haven.

VerbEdit

han

  1. (transitive) Alternative form of haven - Piers Plowman.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Geoffrey Chaucer, (Please provide the book title or journal name):
      Him thanken all, and thus they han an end
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hampr.

NounEdit

han m (plural hans)

  1. (Jersey) galangal

Northern KurdishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

han

  1. this
    Synonym: ev

ReferencesEdit

  • Chyet, Michael L. (2003), “han”, in Kurdish–English Dictionary, with selected etymologies by Martin Schwartz, New Haven and London: Yale University Press

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hann

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

han

  1. he, him

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hann

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

han

  1. he, him, it (third person singular, masculine)

Usage notesEdit

Han is used to refer not only to masculine persons, but any masculine noun. E.g.: Bilen er fin. Eg likar han. - The car is nice. I like it.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit


Old DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hann.

PronounEdit

han

  1. he / it (masculine nominative pronoun)

DescendantsEdit

  • Danish: han

Old SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hann.

PronounEdit

han

  1. he

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit


PortugueseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

han (invariable, comparable)

  1. Han Chinese (referring to the largest ethnic group indigenous to China)

NounEdit

han m (plural han or hans)

  1. Han Chinese (member of the largest ethnic group indigenous to China)

RohingyaEdit

NounEdit

han

  1. ear

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish خان(han), from Persian خان(xân, caravanserai), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wes- (to dwell)

NounEdit

han n (plural hanuri)

  1. inn, caravanserai

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit


Samoan Plantation PidginEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English hand.

NounEdit

han

  1. arm
  2. hand

Usage notesEdit

Only used to refer to a human; for an animal, the equivalent parts are all labelled as lek.

ReferencesEdit

  • Ulrike Mosel, Tolai and Tok Pisin: the influence of the substratum on the development of New Guinea Pidgin (1980)
  • Mühlhäusler, Peter (1983). "Samoan Plantation Pidgin English and the origin of New Guinea Pidgin", in Ellen Woolford and William Washabaugh: The Social Context of Creolization, 28–76.

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish خان(han), from Persian خان(xan, caravanserai).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hȃn m (Cyrillic spelling ха̑н)

  1. inn

DeclensionEdit


SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

han

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present indicative form of haber.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present indicative form of haber.

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish han, from Old Norse hann, from Proto-Norse *hānaʀ (*hānaʀ).

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

han

  1. he, the third person singular, masculine, nominative case.
    Han är mycket stilig.
    He is very handsome.
  2. (informal, nonstandard or dialectal) him
    jag såg han
    I saw him.
    Synonym: (standard) honom

DeclensionEdit


TetumEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kaən, compare Malay makan.

VerbEdit

han

  1. to eat

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English hand.

NounEdit

han

  1. hand
  2. arm
  3. foreleg (of an animal)
  4. wing (of a bird)
  5. branch (of a tree)
  6. branch (figurative)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Ulrike Mosel, Tolai and Tok Pisin: the influence of the substratum on the development of New Guinea Pidgin (1980)
  • Mühlhäusler, Peter (1983). "Samoan Plantation Pidgin English and the origin of New Guinea Pidgin", in Ellen Woolford and William Washabaugh: The Social Context of Creolization, 28–76.

TurkishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ottoman Turkish خان(han), probably of central Asian origin.

NounEdit

han (definite accusative hanı, plural hanlar)

  1. khan

Etymology 2Edit

From Ottoman Turkish خان(han), from Persian خان(xân, caravanserai).

NounEdit

han (definite accusative hanı, plural hanlar)

  1. inn (for caravans)