جان

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From جنى (janā), to gather, to harvest.

Adjective[edit]

جانٍ (jānin), masculine plural جناة

  1. guilty, delinquent, criminal, flagrant, vicious, evil

Noun[edit]

جانٍ (jānin?, plural جناة

  1. gatherer, harvester, harvestman, reaper
  2. perpetrator, offender, delinquent, criminal, culprit, felon, evildoer

Etymology 2[edit]

From جن (jánna), to hide.

Noun[edit]

جان (jānnm

  1. jinn, demon, demons, fairy

Azeri[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian جان (jân, soul, vital spirit, life), whence also Turkish can and Armenian ջան (ǰan).

Noun[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillic ҹан
Roman can
Perso-Arabic جان

جان (can) (definite accusative جانێ, plural جانلار)

  1. soul, spirit
  2. being, creature, life
  3. body
  4. force, vigour

Declension[edit]


Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Persian جان (jân, soul, vital spirit, life).

Noun[edit]

جان (can)

  1. soul
  2. being
  3. life
  4. heart
  5. darling

Suffix[edit]

جان (can)

  1. Suffix expressing intimacy, roughly equivalent to dear or darling, attached to a name or title

Persian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian HYA, yʾn' (gyān, soul, ghost). Compare Manichaean Middle Persian gyʾn (gyān), Northern Kurdish giyan, Central Kurdish گیان (gyan), Southern Kurdish گیان (gyan), Sanskrit व्यान (vyāna).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

جان (jân) (plural جان‌ها)

Dari جان
Iranian Persian جان
Tajik ҷон (jon)
  1. soul
  2. being
  3. life

Descendants[edit]

Suffix[edit]

جان (jân)

  1. Suffix expressing intimacy, roughly equivalent to dear or darling, attached to a name or title

Descendants[edit]

Interjection[edit]

جان (jân!)

  1. exclamation of joy, pleasure

Derived terms[edit]

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