VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“phosphorus”).

NounEdit

lân

  1. (dated) phosphorus
Usage notesEdit
  • lân is only used in lân tinh (phosphorus, now dated), and when referring to fertilizer, as in NPK, also known as đạm-lân-kali ("nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium")
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of qilin.

NounEdit

(classifier con) lân

  1. the qilin, one of the four sacred beasts, along with the dragon, the tortoise and the fenghuang

Etymology 3Edit

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

VerbEdit

lân

  1. (only in compounds) to encroach

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lân

  1. Soft mutation of glân.

West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian land, lond, from Proto-Germanic *landą, from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (land, heath).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lân n (plural lannen, diminutive lantsje)

  1. land
  2. country

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • lân”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011