chan

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of channel.

Noun[edit]

chan (plural chans)

  1. (Internet, informal) An IRC channel.
    • 1997, "Dominic Donegan", Is there a #nethack chan on IRC? (on newsgroup rec.games.roguelike.nethack)
      I tried, but I never get anyone in the chan! I don't know how/where to advertise... maybe we should set up a meeting time or something?
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From 4chan, a popular imageboard.

Noun[edit]

chan (plural chans)

  1. (Internet, informal) An imageboard.

Ch'orti'[edit]

Noun[edit]

chan

  1. snake

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin plānum. Compare Portuguese chão.

Noun[edit]

chan m (plural chans)

  1. floor

Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Irish nocon, nochon, from Old Irish nícon, nacon, from con.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (before a, o, u, fha, fho, fhu) IPA(key): [xan̪ˠ]
  • (before e, i, fhe, fhi) IPA(key): [xanʲ]

Particle[edit]

chan

  1. (Ulster) not
    Chan ólann sé. ― He does not drink.
    Chan fhanfaidh sé. ― He will not wait.
Usage notes[edit]

Used only in some varieties of Ulster Irish. Used only before a vowel sound.

Related terms[edit]
  • cha (used before a consonant)
  • char (used with the past tense)
Synonyms[edit]
  • (used in Munster Irish, Connacht Irish, and some varieties of Ulster Irish)

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

chan

  1. past analytic of can
Usage notes[edit]

Used with a noun or pronoun as the subject.

Related terms[edit]
  • chanas (1st person sing. synthetic, nonstandard)
  • chanais (2d person sing. synthetic, nonstandard)
  • chanamar (1st person pl. synthetic)
  • chanabhar (2d person pl. synthetic, nonstandard)
  • chanadar (3d person pl. synthetic, nonstandard)
  • canadh (autonomous)

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

chan

  1. rōmaji reading of ちゃん

Ladino[edit]

Noun[edit]

chan m (Latin spelling)

  1. bell

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

chan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of chān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of chán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of chǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of chàn.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Turkic kan (prince, lord)/khān, contraction of khaqan (sovereign, ruler).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

chan m

  1. khan (ruler)

Declension[edit]


Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin canis.

Noun[edit]

chan m (plural chans)

  1. (Vallader) (male) dog

Coordinate terms[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish nocon, nochon, from Old Irish nícon, nacon, from con, corresponding to Latin non quod.

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

chan

  1. not
    Chan fhaca mi i. ― I haven’t seen her.
    Chan eil mi fuar. ― I am not cold.
    An t-aran, chan [eil] ùr e. ― The bread, it’s not fresh.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used with the dependent form of a verb. With the copula, the verb may be suppressed.
  • This is the form used before a vowel, including before words like fhaca since lenitied /f/ is silent. Otherwise use cha.
  • In older Gaelic this is spelled cha'n.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

chan m (plural chanes)

  1. Some plants of the sage family whose seed is eaten.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Rodrigo Crespo A., Comiendo pura vida, p. 135.
      Los aderezos de semillas y nueces se preparan licuando semillas remojadas de linaza, girasol, chan...
      (please add an English translation of this usage example)
      (clarification of this Spanish definition is being sought)

Hyponyms[edit]

Synonyms[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

chan

  1. Mutated form of can.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
can gan nghan chan