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SymbolEdit

tan

  1. (trigonometry) A symbol of the trigonometric function tangent.

SynonymsEdit


EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowing from French tan(tanbark), from Gaulish tanno-(green oak) (compare Breton tann(red oak), Old Cornish tannen), from Proto-Celtic *tannos(green oak), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰonu(fir). Related to Hittite [script needed](tanau, fir)[script needed], Latin femur, genitive feminis(thigh), German Tann(woods), Tanne(fir), Albanian thanë(cranberry bush), Ancient Greek θάμνος(thámnos, thicket), Avestan [script needed](θanwarə), Sanskrit धनु(dhánu)).

NounEdit

tan ‎(plural tans)

  1. A yellowish-brown colour.
    tan colour:    
  2. A darkening of the skin resulting from exposure to sunlight or similar light sources.
    She still has a tan from her vacation in Mexico.
  3. The bark of an oak or other tree from which tannic acid is obtained.
    • 1848, John Hannett, Bibliopegia, or, The Art of Bookbinding in all its branches, page 65:
      In two pints of water boil one ounce of tan, and a like portion of nutgall till reduced to a pint.
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit
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AdjectiveEdit

tan ‎(comparative tanner, superlative tannest)

  1. Of a yellowish-brown.
    Mine is the white car parked next to the tan pickup truck.
  2. Having dark skin as a result of exposure to the sun.
    You’re looking very tan this week.
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Etymology 2Edit

As a verb, from Middle English tannen, from late Old English tannian(to tan a hide), from Latin tannare.

VerbEdit

tan ‎(third-person singular simple present tans, present participle tanning, simple past and past participle tanned)

  1. (intransitive) To change to a tan colour due to exposure to the sun.
    No matter how long I stay out in the sun, I never tan. though I do burn.
  2. (transitive) To change an animal hide into leather by soaking it in tannic acid.[1] To work as a tanner.
  3. (transitive, informal) To spank or beat.
    • 1876, Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, ch. 3:
      "Well, go 'long and play; but mind you get back some time in a week, or I'll tan you."
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Etymology 3Edit

From a Brythonic language; influenced in form by yan(one) in the same series.

NumeralEdit

tan

  1. (dialect, rare) The second cardinal number two, formerly used in Celtic areas, especially Cumbria and parts of Yorkshire, for counting sheep, and stitches in knitting.[2]

Etymology 4Edit

Borrowing from Armenian թան(tʿan).

NounEdit

tan

  1. An Armenian drink made of yoghurt and water similar to airan and doogh

TranslationsEdit

Etymology 5Edit

From the Cantonese pronunciation of

NounEdit

tan ‎(usually uncountable, plural tans)

  1. Synonym of picul, particularly in Cantonese contexts.

Etymology 6Edit

From Old English tān(twig, switch), from Proto-Germanic *tainaz(rod, twig, straw, lot).

NounEdit

tan ‎(plural tans)

  1. (dialectal) A twig or small switch.
Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ See Wikipedia article on Tanning.
  2. ^ See Wikipedia article on Yan Tan Tethera

AnagramsEdit


BretonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *teɸnets(fire) (compare Old Irish teine, Welsh tân).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tan m ‎(plural tanioù)

  1. fire

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

tan

  1. so, such
  2. (in comparisons, tan ... com) as ... as

Related termsEdit

  • tant(so much, so many)

ChuukeseEdit

NounEdit

tan

  1. dream

CornishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *teɸnets(fire) (compare Old Irish teine, Welsh tân).

NounEdit

tan m ‎(plural tanow)

  1. fire

MutationEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Gaulish *tanno-(oak), from Latin tannum(oak bark).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

tan m ‎(plural tans)

  1. pulped oak bark used in the tanning process (i.e. of tanning leather)

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GalicianEdit

AdverbEdit

tan

  1. so, as (in comparisons)

Usage notesEdit

  • Usually paired with como, as tan [] como

Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French temps(time, weather).

NounEdit

tan

  1. time
  2. weather

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from tanít, tanul, etc. Created during the Hungarian language reform which took place in the 18th–19th centuries.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tan ‎(plural tanok)

  1. doctrine
  2. science of, theory, branch of instruction
  3. -logy, -graphy (in compound words)
  4. Something education-related (in compounds)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative tan tanok
accusative tant tanokat
dative tannak tanoknak
instrumental tannal tanokkal
causal-final tanért tanokért
translative tanná tanokká
terminative tanig tanokig
essive-formal tanként tanokként
essive-modal
inessive tanban tanokban
superessive tanon tanokon
adessive tannál tanoknál
illative tanba tanokba
sublative tanra tanokra
allative tanhoz tanokhoz
elative tanból tanokból
delative tanról tanokról
ablative tantól tanoktól
Possessive forms of tan
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. tanom tanaim
2nd person sing. tanod tanaid
3rd person sing. tana tanai
1st person plural tanunk tanaink
2nd person plural tanotok tanaitok
3rd person plural tanuk tanaik

Derived termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

tan

  1. Romaji transcription of たん

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

tan

  1. rafsi of tsani.

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

tan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of tān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of tán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of tǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of tàn.

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.

Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

tan m ‎(oblique plural tans, nominative singular tans, nominative plural tan)

  1. pulped oak bark used in the tanning process (i.e. of tanning leather)

Old ProvençalEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin tantus.

AdverbEdit

tan

  1. such; so much; to such and extent

AdjectiveEdit

tan

  1. such; so much

ReferencesEdit


Old SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse tǫnn, from Proto-Germanic *tanþs.

NounEdit

tan f

  1. tooth

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit


SomaliEdit

DeterminerEdit

tan

  1. this (feminine)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin tam.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

tan

  1. so, as
    Eres tan rico como te sientes. - "You are as rich as you feel."

Usage notesEdit

Usually paired with como: tan [] como - "as [] as"


TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Turkic taŋ(sky, sunrise, daylight).

NounEdit

tan ‎(definite accusative tanı, plural tanlar)

  1. dawn, twilight, sunrise, daylight
    O gece tan yeri ağırana kadar selâmettir.‎ ― On that night, there is peace till twilight.

DeclensionEdit


VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

tan ‎(, , , )

  1. to melt
  2. to dissolve, dissipate

ReferencesEdit


WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *tan, from Proto-Celtic *tanos.

PrepositionEdit

tan

  1. until
  2. under
  3. while

Usage notesEdit

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tan dan nhan than
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ZayEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate to Silt'e [script needed](tan).

NounEdit

tan

  1. smoke (from a fire)

ReferencesEdit

  • Initial SLLE Survey of the Zway Area by Klaus Wedekind and Charlotte Wedekind