See also: zana and zãnã

RomanianEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Inherited form of Latin Diāna. Compare Aromanian dzãnã (fairy), Asturian xana (child-exchanging nymph), Sardinian giàna, Old French gene (fairy); compare also Albanian zanë. Other survivals of ancient god names in Romance include Spanish huerco, from Latin Orcus, and Old French netun (marine monster), from Neptune.

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NounEdit

zână f (plural zâne)

  1. (mythology) A fairy.
  2. (slang, derogatory) A faggot, an especially effeminate homosexual.

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