Vietnamese

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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Sino-Vietnamese word from (phosphorus).

Noun

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lân

  1. (dated) phosphorus
Usage notes
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  • 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")
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Etymology 2

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Clipping of kì lân (qilin).

Noun

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(classifier con) lân

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

Etymology 3

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

Verb

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lân

  1. (only in compounds) to encroach

Welsh

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Adjective

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lân

  1. Soft mutation of glân.

Mutation

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
glân lân nglân unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

West Frisian

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Etymology

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

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Noun

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lân n (plural lannen, diminutive lantsje)

  1. land
  2. country

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Further reading

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