EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

kan (plural kans)

  1. Archaic form of khan.

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Japanese .

NounEdit

kan (plural kan)

  1. A Japanese unit of weight, approximately 3.75 kg or 8.267 lb.
    • 2000, Hideo Yamashita, Healthy Culture and Unhealthy Culture:
      After having subtracted the bad and uncollectable debt above, the net property was around 32000 kan of silver []

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch kan, singular of kunnen, from Middle Dutch cunnen, from Old Dutch cunnan, from Proto-Germanic *kunnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵneh₃-.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

kan (present kan, past kon)

  1. can

AlakEdit

NounEdit

kan

  1. (Harak) woman

Alternative formsEdit

Further readingEdit


AwarEdit

NounEdit

kan

  1. tree

Further readingEdit

  • Catherine Levy, Language Research in Papua New Guinea: A Case Study of Awar (2005)

BambaraEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kan

  1. (anatomy) neck

ReferencesEdit


BasqueEdit

NounEdit

kan

  1. inessive singular of ka

Bikol CentralEdit

PrepositionEdit

kan

  1. Of—objective marker for nouns or phrases other than personal names.
    harong kan panadero
    house of the baker
    agom kan lalaki
    wife of the man

BretonEdit

NounEdit

kan m

  1. song

ChuukeseEdit

DeterminerEdit

kan

  1. (possessive subject marker) these

Related termsEdit


DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈkʰanˀ], [ˈkʰan], [ˈkʰa]
  • Rhymes: -a

VerbEdit

kan

  1. present of kunne

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɑn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kan
  • Rhymes: -ɑn

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch canne. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

NounEdit

kan f (plural kannen, diminutive kannetje n)

  1. jug
  2. pot (for tea, coffee, etc.)
  3. can (cylindrical vessel)
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: kan
  • Negerhollands: kanintśi (from the diminutive)
    • Virgin Islands Creole: kaninsti (dated)
  • Japanese:
  • Papiamentu: kanika (from the diminutive)

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French chan, from Medieval Latin canus, caanus, of Turkic origin, from Old Turkic xān (xān, Central Asian khan), probably ultimately of non-Turkic (Central Asian) origin.[1]

NounEdit

kan m (plural kannen, diminutive kannetje n)

  1. khan (Turkish or Mongol ruler)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

kan

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of kunnen
  2. imperative of kunnen
  3. (archaic) plural imperative of kunnen
SynonymsEdit
  • (present singular): kunt (2 sg.)- more formal

FrenchEdit

NounEdit

kan m (plural kans)

  1. "khan"[2]

ReferencesEdit

Further readingEdit


GagauzEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Turkic *kiān (blood).

NounEdit

kan (definite accusative {{{1}}}, plural {{{2}}})

  1. blood

GermanEdit

VerbEdit

kan

  1. Obsolete spelling of kann

Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French quand.

AdverbEdit

kan

  1. when

SynonymsEdit


HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of unknown origin.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kan (plural kanok)

  1. male (of dogs)
    Antonym: szuka
  2. boar

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative kan kanok
accusative kant kanokat
dative kannak kanoknak
instrumental kannal kanokkal
causal-final kanért kanokért
translative kanná kanokká
terminative kanig kanokig
essive-formal kanként kanokként
essive-modal
inessive kanban kanokban
superessive kanon kanokon
adessive kannál kanoknál
illative kanba kanokba
sublative kanra kanokra
allative kanhoz kanokhoz
elative kanból kanokból
delative kanról kanokról
ablative kantól kanoktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
kané kanoké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
kanéi kanokéi
Possessive forms of kan
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. kanom kanjaim
2nd person sing. kanod kanjaid
3rd person sing. kanja kanjai
1st person plural kanunk kanjaink
2nd person plural kanotok kanjaitok
3rd person plural kanjuk kanjaik

Derived termsEdit

Compound words

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ kan in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)

Further readingEdit

  • kan in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

IsnagEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

kan

  1. to eat

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

kan

  1. Rōmaji transcription of かん
  2. Rōmaji transcription of カン

KeraEdit

NounEdit

kan

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Takács, Gábor (2007) Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3, Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 201, →ISBN:
    [] we should carefully distinguish the following Ch. roots from AA *m-ˀ "water" [GT]:
    (1) Ch. *h-m "water" [GT]: [] Kwang kàām [Jng.], Kera kan [Ebert] []

KholosiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit कर्ण (karṇá).

NounEdit

kan ?

  1. (anatomy) ear

ReferencesEdit

  • Eric Anonby; Hassan Mohebi Bahmani (2014), “Shipwrecked and Landlocked: Kholosi, an Indo-Aryan Language in South-west Iran”, in Cahier de Studia Iranica xx[2], pages 13-36

LacandonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Mayan *kaahn.

NounEdit

kan

  1. snake

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Baer, Phillip; Baer, Mary; Chan Kꞌin, Manuel; Chan Kꞌin, Antonio (2018) Diccionaro maya lacandón (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 51)‎[3] (in Spanish), Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 93

MalayEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortened form of bukan

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

kan

  1. isn't it?

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

kan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of kān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of kǎn.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of kàn.

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.

MaranaoEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

kan

  1. to eat

Mauritian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French quand.

AdverbEdit

kan

  1. when

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

kan

  1. Alternative form of canne

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

kan

  1. present of kunne
  2. can; may; be able to
    kan ikkecannot, can't

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

kan m (definite singular kanen, indefinite plural kaner, definite plural kanene)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2005; superseded by khan

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse kann.

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

kan

  1. present tense of kunna and kunne

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

kan m (definite singular kanen, indefinite plural kanar, definite plural kanane)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2005; superseded by khan

RomaniEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Sauraseni Prakrit 𑀓𑀡𑁆𑀡 (kaṇṇa), from Sanskrit कर्ण (karṇa, ear). Cognate with Hindi कान (kān) and Punjabi ਕੰਨ (kann, ear).

NounEdit

kan m (plural kana)

  1. ear

ReferencesEdit

  • Yaron Matras (2002), “Historical and linguistic origins”, in Romani: A Linguistic Introduction[4], Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 41
  • Yūsuke Sumi (2018), “kan, ~a”, in ニューエクスプレスプラス ロマ(ジプシー)語 [New Express Plus Romani (Gypsy)] (in Japanese), Tokyo: Hakusuisha, published 2021, →ISBN, OCLC 1267332830, page 150

SeimatEdit

NounEdit

kan

  1. water; fresh water

ReferencesEdit

  • Beata Wozna, Theresa Wilson, Seimat Grammar Essentials (2005)

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kȃn m (Cyrillic spelling ка̑н)

  1. khan

DeclensionEdit


SomaliEdit

DeterminerEdit

kan

  1. this (masculine)

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

kan

  1. present of kunna

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English cunt.

NounEdit

kan

  1. (vulgar) cunt (female genitalia)
  2. (vulgar) cunt (term of abuse)

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish قان(kan, blood), from Proto-Turkic *kiān (blood).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kan (definite accusative kanı, plural kanlar)

  1. blood
  2. (dialectal) kitchen

DeclensionEdit

Inflection
Nominative kan
Definite accusative kanı
Singular Plural
Nominative kan kanlar
Definite accusative kanı kanları
Dative kana kanlara
Locative kanda kanlarda
Ablative kandan kanlardan
Genitive kanın kanların
Possessive forms
Nominative
Singular Plural
1st singular kanım kanlarım
2nd singular kanın kanların
3rd singular kanı kanları
1st plural kanımız kanlarımız
2nd plural kanınız kanlarınız
3rd plural kanları kanları
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular kanımı kanlarımı
2nd singular kanını kanlarını
3rd singular kanını kanlarını
1st plural kanımızı kanlarımızı
2nd plural kanınızı kanlarınızı
3rd plural kanlarını kanlarını
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular kanıma kanlarıma
2nd singular kanına kanlarına
3rd singular kanına kanlarına
1st plural kanımıza kanlarımıza
2nd plural kanınıza kanlarınıza
3rd plural kanlarına kanlarına
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular kanımda kanlarımda
2nd singular kanında kanlarında
3rd singular kanında kanlarında
1st plural kanımızda kanlarımızda
2nd plural kanınızda kanlarınızda
3rd plural kanlarında kanlarında
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular kanımdan kanlarımdan
2nd singular kanından kanlarından
3rd singular kanından kanlarından
1st plural kanımızdan kanlarımızdan
2nd plural kanınızdan kanlarınızdan
3rd plural kanlarından kanlarından
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular kanımın kanlarımın
2nd singular kanının kanlarının
3rd singular kanının kanlarının
1st plural kanımızın kanlarımızın
2nd plural kanınızın kanlarınızın
3rd plural kanlarının kanlarının
Predicative forms
Singular Plural
1st singular kanım kanlarım
2nd singular kansın kanlarsın
3rd singular kan
kandır
kanlar
kanlardır
1st plural kanız kanlarız
2nd plural kansınız kanlarsınız
3rd plural kanlar kanlardır

Related termsEdit


WutunhuaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Mandarin .

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

kan

  1. to look

ReferencesEdit

  • Erika Sandman (2016) A Grammar of Wutun[5], University of Helsinki (PhD), →ISBN

YamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

VerbEdit

kan

  1. to eat

YorubaEdit

Yoruba numbers (edit)
10
1 2  → 
    Cardinal: ọ̀kan, ení
    Counting: oókan
    Adjectival: kan, méní
    Ordinal: kìíní
    Adverbial: ẹ̀ẹ̀kan
    Distributive: ọ̀kọ̀ọ̀kan
    Collective: ọ̀kọ̀ọ̀kan

EtymologyEdit

Derived from oókan.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

kan

  1. one

Derived termsEdit


Yucatec MayaEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Mayan *koohng-.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

kan

  1. four

ReferencesEdit

  • Beltrán de Santa Rosa María, Pedro (1746) Arte de el idioma maya reducido a succintas reglas, y semilexicon yucateco (in Spanish), Mexico: Por la Biuda de D. Joseph Bernardo de Hogal, page 152: “Can. Quatro. 4.”
  • Montgomery, John (2004) Maya-English, English-Maya (Yucatec) Dictionary & Phrasebook, New York: Hippocrene Books, Inc., →ISBN, pages 60, 203