ǂʻàn

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Noun[edit]

ǂʻàn (plural ǂʻàna, diminutive ǂʻàn ʘàa or ǂʻàn bâ, diminutive plural kâ-ǂʻâlu-bà or ǁʻàlu ʘʻâni) (tone II, class 3)

  1. tapering part of an object
  2. penis
    Āh ǂʻàn ń ǂgába.
    Your penis is smegma. (offensive)
    Āh ǂʻàn ń kʻâa tâ/lâ.
    Your foreskin is drawn back. (offensive)
  3. diminutive plural ǂʻàlu ʘʻâni used humorously to refer to tinned sausages

Usage notes[edit]

The plural is a member of Noun Class 2 and Tone Class I, as is the diminutive plural kâ-ǂʻâlu-bà. The second diminutive plural, ǁʻàlu ʘʻâni, is a member of Noun Class 3 and Tone Class I.

Derived terms[edit]

  • ǂʻàn ʻǃn`ṵã = glans of penis (lit. hard part of the penis)
  • ǂʻàn ǀnàn = glans of penis (lit. penis head)
  • ǃnáu ǂʻàn ǀàũ = end of a pan (lit. tail of the tapering part of a pan)
  • ǃʻûĩ ǂʻàn ǀàũ = outside corner of the eye (lit. tail of the tapering part of an eye)

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