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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch vane, from Old Dutch fano, from Proto-Germanic *fanô. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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NounEdit

vaan f, n (plural vanen, diminutive vaantje n)

  1. vane, small flag (often pointed or pronged)
  2. banner, battle standard
    Synonyms: banier, krijgsstandaard, standaard
  3. weathervane
    Synonyms: windvaan, windwijzer
  4. (historical, otherwise archaic) A measure of volume for beer and other drinks, equivalent to about 5 litres.

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ConjunctionEdit

vaan

  1. but (... instead)
    Se ei ole musta, vaan punainen.
    It is not black, but red.
  2. (colloquial) just, only
    Elämä on unta vaan. > Elämä on unta vain.
    Life is but a dream.
    Sä annoit mulle vaan kaks' euroo. > Annoit minulle vain kaksi euroa.
    You gave to me only two euros.

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