cuan

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See also: cúan, cuān, cuán, and cuàn

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cúan, from Proto-Indo-European *kapno-, from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p- (to grasp).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cuan m (genitive cuain, nominative plural cuanta)

  1. bay
  2. harbour
  3. port

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cuan chuan gcuan
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

cuan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of cuān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of cuán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of cuàn.

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.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish cúan (bay, gulf, harbor), from Proto-Indo-European *kapno-, from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p- (to grasp).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cuan m (genitive cuain, plural cuantan)

  1. sea, ocean

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin quam

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

cuan

  1. how, to what extent.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used with adjectives. Rare in modern speech, usually replaced with que, tan, or cuanto. Written with an accent mark (cuán) when exclamative, as in ¡cuán grande es!