kan

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See also: Kan., kān, kǎn, kàn, and kán

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan (plural kans)

  1. Archaic form of khan.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch kan.

Verb[edit]

kan (present kan, past kon)

  1. can

Breton[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan m

  1. song

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan c (plural kannen, diminutive kannetje n)

  1. jug
  2. pot (tea, coffee)
  3. can (cylindrical vessel)

Verb[edit]

kan

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of kunnen
  2. imperative of kunnen
  3. (archaic) plural imperative of kunnen

Synonyms[edit]

  • (2) kunt - more formal

Gagauz[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan (definite accusative [[{{{1}}}#Gagauz|{{{1}}}]], plural [[{{{2}}}#Gagauz|{{{2}}}]])

  1. blood

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French quand

Adverb[edit]

kan

  1. when

Synonyms[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan (plural kanok)

  1. male (of dogs)
  2. boar

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kan

  1. rōmaji reading of かん

Kera[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3: m- (2007, ISBN 9789004164123), page 201:
    [] we should carefully distinguish the following Ch. roots from AA *m-ˀ "water" [GT]:
    (1) Ch. *h-m "water" [GT]: [] Kwang kàām [Jng.], Kera kan [Ebert] []

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

kan

  1. rafsi of kansa.

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of bukan

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

kan

  1. isn't it?

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of kān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of kǎn.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of kàn.

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.

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French quand.

Adverb[edit]

kan

  1. when

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

kan

  1. Present tense of kunne
  2. can; may; be able to

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

kan

  1. present tense of kunna/kunne

Romani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit कर्ण (karṇa, ear). Cognate with Hindi कान (kān) and Punjabi ਕੰਨ (kann, ear).

Noun[edit]

kan m (plural kan)

  1. ear

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kȃn m (Cyrillic spelling ка̑н)

  1. khan

Declension[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

kan

  1. present tense of kunna

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Turkic kan (“blood”), from Proto-Turkic *kān, *Kiān (blood).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan (definite accusative kanı, plural kanlar)

  1. blood
  2. linage

Derived terms[edit]