See also: Shan, shán, shàn, shān, shǎn, and s'han

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Origin obscure. Perhaps from shand (worthless). Alternatively, perhaps of Romani origin.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

shan (comparative more shan, superlative most shan)

  1. (Tyneside) unfair, harsh
    Here man! that's pure shan that like
  2. (Scotland, Hartlepool) poor, low-quality

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, →ISBN

AnagramsEdit


FinnishEdit

NounEdit

shan

  1. Shan (language spoken in eastern Burma in an area bordering China, Laos and Thailand)
  2. Shan (person belonging to the ethnic minority that speaks the language)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of shan (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative shan shanit
genitive shanin shanien
partitive shania shaneja
illative shaniin shaneihin
singular plural
nominative shan shanit
accusative nom. shan shanit
gen. shanin
genitive shanin shanien
partitive shania shaneja
inessive shanissa shaneissa
elative shanista shaneista
illative shaniin shaneihin
adessive shanilla shaneilla
ablative shanilta shaneilta
allative shanille shaneille
essive shanina shaneina
translative shaniksi shaneiksi
instructive shanein
abessive shanitta shaneitta
comitative shaneineen
Possessive forms of shan (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person shanini shanimme
2nd person shanisi shaninne
3rd person shaninsa

Derived termsEdit

  • shan-kansa (the Shan people)

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

shan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of shān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of shán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of shǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of shàn.

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.

OromoEdit

NumeralEdit

shan

  1. five.

ScotsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

shan (comparative mair shan, superlative maist shan)

  1. (Edinburgh) unfair, harsh (as in Geordie)

SomaliEdit

Somali cardinal numbers
 <  4 5 6  > 
    Cardinal : shan
    Ordinal : shanaad

NumeralEdit

shan

  1. five