See also: Khan, khán, khàn, and khăn

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Via late Middle English can, chan from Old French chan, from Medieval Latin chanis, from Turkic *qan, contraction of *qaɣan.[1] Cognate with Old Turkic 𐰴𐰍𐰣(qaɣan), and Mongolian ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ (qaɣan), хаан (khaan).

NounEdit

khan (plural khans)

  1. (historical) A ruler over various Turkish, Tatar and Mongol peoples in the Middle Ages.
  2. An Ottoman sultan.
  3. A noble or man of rank in various Muslim countries of Central Asia, including Afghanistan.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Persian خان(xân, caravanserai).

NounEdit

khan (plural khans)

  1. A caravanserai; a resting-place for a travelling caravan.
    • 1923, Powys Mathers, translating The Thousand Nights and One Night:
      ‘Guess the name of that,’ she said, pointing to her delicate parts. The porter tried this name and that and ended by asking her to tell him and cease her slapping. ‘The khān of Abu-Mansur,’ she replied.
    • 1958-1994, Hamilton Gibb & CF Beckingham, in The Travels of Ibn Battutah, Folio Society 2012, page 27:
      At each of these stations there is a hostelry which they call a khan, where travellers alight with their beasts, and outside each khan is a public watering-place and a shop at which the traveller may buy what he requires for himself and his beast.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., Clarendon Press, 1989.

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Atong (India)Edit

Etymology 1Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.).

NounEdit

khan

  1. cassava, tapioca

Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.).

ClassifierEdit

khan

  1. (classifier for objects like log-boats)

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

khan m (plural khans)

  1. khan

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DongxiangEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Mongolic *gal, perhaps related to Proto-Tungusic *gụl-.

Compare Mongolian гал (gal), Evenki гулдай (guldaj, to light, kindle).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /qʰaŋ/, [qʰɑ̃(ŋ)]

NounEdit

khan

  1. fire

DutchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

khan m (plural khans)

  1. (historical) A khan (Turkic, Tatar or Mongolic ruler).
  2. A khan (nobleman in various Central Asian countries).

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

khan m (plural khans)

  1. khan[2]

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ItalianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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]

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NounEdit

khan m (invariable)

  1. khan

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Turkic.

NounEdit

khan m (definite singular khanen, indefinite plural khanar, definite plural khanane)

  1. khan

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PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

khan m (plural khans)

  1. Alternative spelling of

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

khan

  1. dried up; dry
  2. rare; scarce

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AdjectiveEdit

khan

  1. hoarse; husky