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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Possibly derived from a Celtic language.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nan (plural nans)

  1. (Britain, affectionate) A grandmother.
    We had my nan over for Christmas dinner.
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See at naan.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nan (plural nans)

  1. Alternative spelling of naan

AnagramsEdit


AcehneseEdit

NounEdit

nan

  1. name (word or phrase indicating a particular person, place, class or thing)

ReferencesEdit


Franco-ProvençalEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Savoyard dialect) IPA(key): /ˈnɑ/
  • (Bressan dialect) IPA(key): /ˈnɔ̃/

InterjectionEdit

nan

  1. no

AntonymsEdit

AdverbEdit

nan

  1. no

AntonymsEdit


FrenchEdit

AdverbEdit

nan

  1. (informal) nah, nope

SynonymsEdit

  • non (standard French)

Haitian CreoleEdit

ArticleEdit

nan

  1. the (definite article)

Usage notesEdit

This word is used only when the preceding word is singular and ends with a nasal consonant.

See alsoEdit

PrepositionEdit

nan

  1. in

InterlingueEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nan

  1. dwarf

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

nan

  1. Rōmaji transcription of なん

KurdishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Persian LHMA (nān, bread, food)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nan m

  1. bread
  2. food

SynonymsEdit

VerbEdit

nan

  1. to fuck, to copulate, to have sex with

Lower SorbianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nan m (diminutive nancycko)

  1. father

DeclensionEdit

Coordinate termsEdit


MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

nan (Zhuyin ˙ㄋㄢ)

  1. Nonstandard spelling of nān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of nán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of nǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of nàn.

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.

PapiamentuEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of unknown West-African origin. Perhaps from the Kwa or Bantu languages. The standard suffix for all plural nouns in Papiamento is -nan. Perhaps it originated from that. According to Clements and Parkvall the pronoun "nan" was introduced into the language at a later moment.

PronounEdit

nan

  1. they, third person plural.



Scottish GaelicEdit

ConjunctionEdit

nan

  1. if (subjunctive)
    Nan robh mi beartach, b'urrainn dhomh cheannaich taigh-mòr. - If I were rich, I could buy a mansion.
  2. whether (subjunctive)
    Biodh gràdh agam air fhathast nan robh e beartach neo bochd. - I would still love him whether he were rich or poor.

Usage notesEdit

  • Before words beginning with b, f, m or p, the form nam is used instead.
  • Only used in the conditional tense, otherwise ma is used.
  • The negative form is mura.

PrepositionEdit

nan

  1. in their
    Bha iad nan cadal. - They were sleeping (literally They were in their sleep).

Usage notesEdit

  • Before words beginning with b, f, m or p, the form nam is used instead.

ArticleEdit

nan

  1. the

Usage notesEdit

  • This form is used in the genitive plural.
  • Before words beginning with b, f, m or p, the form nam is used instead.

See alsoEdit


Upper SorbianEdit

 
Upper Sorbian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia hsb

NounEdit

nan m

  1. father

DeclensionEdit


VietnameseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Equivalent to the noun derivative of đan (to weave).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

nan

  1. bamboo tape (for basketwork); bamboo slat (of a paper fan)

WolofEdit

AdverbEdit

nan

  1. (interrogative) how

See alsoEdit


ZazakiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare Middle Persian LHMA (nān, bread, food)

NounEdit

nan ?

  1. bread
  2. food