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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English tannere, from Old English tannere; and Old French tannour, equivalent to tan +‎ -er.

NounEdit

tanner (plural tanners)

  1. A person whose occupation is to tan hides, or convert them into leather by the use of tan.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Probably from the name of the coin designer, John Sigismund Tanner (died 1775)

NounEdit

tanner (plural tanners)

  1. (Britain, colloquial) A former British coin, worth six old pence
    • George Borrow, Lavengro (Chapter XXXI)
      Lor! don't you know, dear? Why, a tanner is sixpence.
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Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

tanner (plural tanners)

  1. A type of commercially-fished crab, Chionoecetes bairdi or Chionoecetes opilio.
    • 1979, United States. Bureau of Land Management, Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sale:
      The new plant is assumed to result in additions to the resident fleet during the tanner and dungeness crab seasons and function as a port of call for an increased number of trollers, resulting in more local seafood processing.
    • 1993, Dana Stabenow, Dead in the Water, →ISBN, page 7:
      There were a few Dungeness, a couple of blue kings and one small and indignant squid, but mostly the pot was filled with tanners, Chionoecetes bairdi & Chionoecetes opilio.
    • 1993, Spike Walker, Working on the Edge, →ISBN:
      We had come here to catch tanner crab, which the Japanese were buying up as fast as we could catch them.

AdjectiveEdit

tanner

  1. comparative form of tan: more tan
    • Jasmine Rodriguez, Hematite (page 173)
      He was a lot tanner than I remembered, or maybe he just looked darker because of the change of light.

EstonianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

tanner (genitive tandri, partitive tandrit)

  1. Alternative form of tander

InflectionEdit


FinnishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Related to Veps tandreh. Cognate to Karelian tanner, Karelian tannar, Veps tandar, Veps tandarta (to tread down), Veps hard tamped place, Estonian tanderdada (id., dialectal), Estonian tandermik (playground), Proto-Samic *tōnte̮r (a kind of mountain in Lapland)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tanner

  1. field
  2. ground
  3. hard tamped soil or snow
  4. yard
  5. open flat area

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • tannertaa (to tread down, tread tough) (dialectal)

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CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Itkonen, Erkki; Kulonen, Ulla-Maija (editors). 1992–2000. Suomen sanojen alkuperä ('The Origin of Finnish Words'). Helsinki: Kotimaisten kielten tutkimuskeskus/Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura. →ISBN.


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

tan +‎ -er

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

tanner

  1. (transitive) to tan (in leather-making)

ConjugationEdit

Further readingEdit


Old FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

tanner

  1. Alternative form of taner

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-nn, *-nns, *-nnt are modified to n, ns, nt. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.


TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Arabic تَنُّور (tannūr).

NounEdit

tanner (definite accusative tanneri, plural tannerler)

  1. plate
  2. dish

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