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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Derived from the 2000 hip-hop song "Stan" by the American rapper Eminem, a fictional account of the rapper's encounter with an overly obsessive fan.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, North America) IPA(key): /stæn/
  • enPR: stăn
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NounEdit

 
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stan (plural stans)

  1. (slang, sometimes derogatory) A maniacally obsessive fan of a celebrity, particularly one whose fixation with the celebrity is unhealthy or intrusive.
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VerbEdit

stan (third-person singular simple present stans, present participle stanning, simple past and past participle stanned)

  1. To act as a stan (for); to be an obsessive fan (of).

Etymology 2Edit

  • Back formation from names of countries that end with -stan.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

stan (plural stans)

  1. Singular form of the generic term stans meaning some ex-Soviet countries and their neighbours whose name ends with "-stan" such as Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan.
    • 2015 July 30, Jules Boykoff, “Beijing and Almaty contest Winter Olympics in human rights nightmare”, in The Guardian[[1]]:
    • This is a stan with a plan. Unlike Uzbekistan.

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AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from South Proto-Slavic *stanъ (lodging) (compare Bulgarian стан (stan) ‘camp’, Serbo-Croatian ста̑н (stȃn) ‘apartment’); Romanian stână and Greek στάνη (stáni) also from Slavic.

NounEdit

stan m

  1. shepherd's hut
  2. pen (for sheep)

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *stanъ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

stan m

  1. tent

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

stan (plural stanes or stan)

  1. Alternative form of stone

Old DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *stāną.

VerbEdit

stān

  1. to stand

InflectionEdit

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Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • stān”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *stainaz, from Proto-Indo-European *steyh₂no-, *stih₂-no- (a suffixed form of *steyh₂- (to be solid, to crowd together)); cognate with Old Frisian stēn, Old Saxon stēn, Old Dutch stein (Dutch steen), Old High German stein (German Stein), Old Norse steinn (Danish and Swedish sten), Gothic 𐍃𐍄𐌰𐌹𐌽𐍃 (stains). The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek στῖον (stîon, pebble), Slavic *stēnā- (Bulgarian and Russian стена (stena), Czech stěna (wall)).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

stān m

  1. stone

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit


Old SaxonEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *stāną.

VerbEdit

stān

  1. to stand

ConjugationEdit


PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *stanъ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

stan m inan

  1. state (of affairs), condition
  2. state (political division of the United States)
  3. (rare) state (sovereign polity)

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

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

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *stanъ, from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂- (to stand, stay), whence also stȁti (to stand), stȁviti (to set, place), stȁdo (herd) and stȏl (table).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

stȃn m (Cyrillic spelling ста̑н)

  1. flat, apartment
  2. loom (tkàlačkī stȃn)

DeclensionEdit

QuotationsEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • stan” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *stanъ, from Proto-Indo-European *steh₂- (to stand, stay), whence also stáť (to stand), staviť (to set, place), stádo (herd) and stôl (table).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

stan m (genitive singular stanu, nominative plural stany, genitive plural stanov, declension pattern of dub)

  1. tent
  2. (slang) erection, hard-on

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • stan in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SwedishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contraction of staden, definite singular of stad.

NounEdit

stan

  1. (colloquial) the town, the city
    stan
    downtown

Usage notesEdit

  • Stockholmers insist that stan always refers to Stockholm and no other cities. The phrase inte i stan (not in the town) to them means outside of Stockholm, but to other Swedes it means outside of any town, i.e. in the countryside.