See also: Maan, mån, -maan, and mään

Afrikaans edit

Etymology edit

From Dutch maan, from Middle Dutch mâne, from Old Dutch *māno, from Proto-West Germanic *mānō, from Proto-Germanic *mēnô, from Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /mɑːn/
  • (file)

Noun edit

maan (plural mane)

  1. moon

Amis edit

Pronoun edit

maan

  1. (interrogative) what

References edit

Chuukese edit

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

maan

  1. animal

References edit

  • A sketch of Trukese grammar (1965)
  • Trukese-English Dictionary (1990)

Dutch edit

 
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Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle Dutch mâne, from Old Dutch *māno, from Proto-Germanic *mēnô, from Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s. The Germanic word was originally masculine (compare German Mond), but it became feminine in Early Middle Dutch (perhaps by analogy with zon).

Noun edit

maan f (plural manen, diminutive maantje n)

  1. moon
Derived terms edit
Descendants edit
  • Afrikaans: maan
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: manti
  • Jersey Dutch: mân, môn
  • Negerhollands: maand, man, maen
  • Aukan: manti

Etymology 2 edit

From Middle Dutch māne, from Old Dutch *mana, from Proto-West Germanic *manu, from Proto-Germanic *manō.

Noun edit

maan f (plural manen, diminutive maantje n)

  1. mane
Derived terms edit

Etymology 3 edit

Verb edit

maan

  1. inflection of manen:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. imperative

Anagrams edit

Finnish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑːn/, [ˈmɑ̝ːn]
  • Rhymes: -ɑːn
  • Syllabification(key): maan

Etymology 1 edit

Noun edit

maan

  1. genitive singular of maa

Etymology 2 edit

Possibly a folk etymology of maar, reinterpreted as maan (the genitive singular of maa; see etymology 1).

Adverb edit

maan

  1. (regional, Tampere, Turku) An intensifier, chiefly used before a -sti adverb or adjective; so, very
Usage notes edit

Very often prefixed with niin (niin maan).

Anagrams edit

Kanakanabu edit

Kanakanabu cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : maan

Numeral edit

maan

  1. ten

Nzadi edit

Noun edit

máán (plural only)

  1. wine (clarification of this definition is needed)

Further reading edit

  • Crane, Thera; Larry Hyman; Simon Nsielanga Tukumu (2011) A grammar of Nzadi [B.865]: a Bantu language of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, →ISBN