rayon

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From French rayon.

NounEdit

rayon (countable and uncountable, plural rayons)

  1. Alternative spelling of raion.
  2. A manufactured regenerated cellulosic fiber.
  3. (obsolete) A ray or beam.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)

Crimean TatarEdit

NounEdit

rayon

  1. region, rayon (second level subdivision unit in Ukraine, Russia and other ex-USSR countries).

DeclensionEdit

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From rai +‎ -on.

NounEdit

rayon m (plural rayons)

  1. (geometry) radius
  2. ray, beam (of light etc.)
  3. spoke (of wheel)

Etymology 2Edit

Old French ree, from Frankish *hrāta (honeycomb).

NounEdit

rayon m (plural rayons)

  1. comb (of honey)
  2. shelf
  3. department (of department store), section (of shop)

JèrriaisEdit

NounEdit

rayon m (plural rayons)

  1. rayon

Middle FrenchEdit

NounEdit

rayon m (plural rayons)

  1. ray, beam (of light etc.)
  2. spoke (of wheel)
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