ان

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See also: آن, أن, and إن

Afrikaans[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ان (ən)

  1. Arabic spelling of en, alternative form of اَِنْ

Arabic[edit]

Suffix[edit]

َـان (-ān)

  1. Suffix used in forming intensive adjectives of the pattern فَعْلَان (faʿlān), e.g. تَعْبَان (taʿbān, tired), عَطْشَان (ʿaṭšān, thirsty), غَضْبَان (ḡaḍbān, angry), زَعْلَان (zaʿlān, annoyed), كَسْلَان (kaslān, lazy), نَعْسَان (naʿsān). These adjectives generally have an irregular feminine in َـى (), e.g. عَطْشَى (ʿaṭšā), كَسْلَى (kaslā), نَسْعَى (nasʿā).

Infix[edit]

َـانـ (-ān-)

  1. Infix used in forming nisba (relative) adjectives, inserted between the base noun and the ending ِـيّ (-iyy), e.g. أَنَانِيّ (ʾanāniyy, selfish), based on أَنَا (ʾana) or عَلْمَانِيّ (ʿalmāniyy, worldly, secular), based on عَالَم (ʿālam, world).

Persian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Persian 𐭠𐭭 (-ān). Compare Pashto ـونه (-ona).

Suffix[edit]

ـان (-ân)

  1. A suffix forming the plural of animate nouns, with some exceptions. Becomes گان (-gân) after a silent ه (h), یان after و or ا.
Usage notes[edit]

Used mainly in writing.

Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ان (an)

  1. (vulgar) Alternative spelling of عن.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

ان (en)

  1. Transliteration of the name of the Latin-script letter n in English and other European languages.
Derived terms[edit]