See also: Ocean, océan, óceán, oceán, and oċean

English edit

 
A map with the Indian Ocean in dark blue

Etymology edit

From Middle English *ocean, occean, occian, occyan, from Old French occean (later reborrowed or reinforced by Middle French ocean), from Latin Ōceanus, originally from Ancient Greek Ὠκεανός (Ōkeanós, Oceanus, a water deity). Displaced native Old English gārseċġ. Also commonly referred to as the ocean sea, the sea of ocean (compare Latin mare ōceanum; Old French mer oceane, occeanne mer). Compare Saterland Frisian Oceoan (ocean), West Frisian oseaan (ocean), Dutch oceaan (ocean), German Low German Ozeaan (ocean), German Ozean (ocean), Danish ocean (ocean), Swedish ocean (ocean), French océan (ocean), Italian oceano (ocean). Doublet of Oceanus/Okeanos.

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈəʊ.ʃən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈoʊ.ʃən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊʃən
  • Hyphenation: o‧cean

Noun edit

ocean (countable and uncountable, plural oceans)

  1. (countable) One of the large bodies of water separating the continents.
  2. (uncountable) Water belonging to an ocean.
    The island is surrounded by ocean
  3. (figuratively) An immense expanse; any vast space or quantity without apparent limits.
    the boundless ocean of eternity
    an ocean of difference
  4. A blue colour, like that of the ocean (also called ocean blue).
    ocean:  

Synonyms edit

  • (large body of water): the ogin (UK, nautical and navy)

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Occitan edit

Etymology edit

From Latin ōceanus.

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Noun edit

ocean m (plural oceans)

  1. ocean

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Further reading edit

  • Joan de Cantalausa (2006) Diccionari general occitan a partir dels parlars lengadocians[1], 2 edition, →ISBN, page 686.

Polish edit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin Ōceanus, from Ancient Greek Ὠκεᾰνός (Ōkeanós).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ɔˈt͡sɛ.an/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛan
  • Syllabification: o‧ce‧an

Noun edit

ocean m inan

  1. ocean

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Further reading edit

  • ocean in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • ocean in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French océan.

Noun edit

ocean n (plural oceane)

  1. ocean

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Serbo-Croatian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Latin Ōceanus, from Ancient Greek Ὠκεανός (Ōkeanós, Oceanus).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ot͡sěaːn/
  • Hyphenation: o‧ce‧an

Noun edit

ocèān m (Cyrillic spelling оцѐа̄н)

  1. (Croatia) ocean

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Slovene edit

Etymology edit

From Latin Ōceanus, from Ancient Greek Ὠκεανός (Ōkeanós, Oceanus).

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Noun edit

oceán m inan

  1. (geography) ocean

Inflection edit

 
The diacritics used in this section of the entry are non-tonal. If you are a native tonal speaker, please help by adding the tonal marks.
Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. oceán
gen. sing. oceána
singular dual plural
nominative
(imenovȃlnik)
oceán oceána oceáni
genitive
(rodȋlnik)
oceána oceánov oceánov
dative
(dajȃlnik)
oceánu oceánoma oceánom
accusative
(tožȋlnik)
oceán oceána oceáne
locative
(mẹ̑stnik)
oceánu oceánih oceánih
instrumental
(orọ̑dnik)
oceánom oceánoma oceáni

Further reading edit

  • ocean”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran