mandarin

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See also: Mandarin and mandarín

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmæn.dər.ɪn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmæn.dɚ.ɪn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: man‧da‧rin

Etymology 1[edit]

From Portuguese mandarim, mandarij, from Malay menteri, manteri, and its source, Sanskrit मन्त्रिन् (mantrin, minister, councillor), from मन्त्र (mantra, counsel, maxim, mantra) + -इन् (-in, an agent suffix).

Noun[edit]

mandarin (plural mandarins)

  1. (historical) A high government bureaucrat of the Chinese Empire.
  2. A pedantic or elitist bureaucrat.
  3. (often pejorative) A pedantic senior person of influence in academia or literary circles.
  4. A mandarin duck.
  5. (informal, UK) A senior civil servant.
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Adjective[edit]

mandarin (comparative more mandarin, superlative most mandarin)

  1. Pertaining to or reminiscent of mandarins; deliberately superior or complex; esoteric, highbrow, obscurantist. [from 20th c.]
    • 1979, John Le Carré, Smiley's People, Folio Society 2010, p. 58:
      A mandarin impassivity had descended over Smiley's face. The earlier emotion was quite gone.
    • 2007, Marina Warner, ‘Doubly Damned’, London Review of Books 29:3, p. 26:
      Though alert to riddles' strong roots in vernacular narrative, Cook's tastes are mandarin, and she gives a loving account of Wallace Stevens's meditations on the life of poetic images and simile […].

Etymology 2[edit]

From French mandarine, feminine of mandarin, probably formed as Etymology 1, above, from the yellow colour of the mandarins' costume.

Noun[edit]

mandarin (plural mandarins)

  1. A mandarin orange; a small, sweet citrus fruit.
  2. A mandarin orange tree, Citrus reticulata.
  3. An orange colour.
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Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish mandarín.

Noun[edit]

mandarin

  1. mandarin (fruit)

Declension[edit]

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese mandarim.

Noun[edit]

mandarin c (singular definite mandarinen, plural indefinite mandariner)

  1. mandarin (Chinese Imperial bureaucrat)
  2. mandarin orange, mandarin (a small, sweet citrus fruit)

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

mandarin n

  1. Mandarin

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Danish mandarin, from Dutch mandorijn or Portuguese mandarim, mandarij, from Malay menteri, manteri, from Hindi mantri [Devanagari needed], from Sanskrit मन्त्रिन् (mantrin, minister, councillor), from मन्त्र (mantra, counsel, maxim, mantra) + -इन् (-in, an agent suffix).

Noun[edit]

mandarin f (genitive singular mandarinar, plural mandarinir)

  1. mandarin orange, mandarin (a small, sweet citrus fruit)

Declension[edit]

f2 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mandarin mandarinin mandarinir mandarinirnar
Accusative mandarin mandarinina mandarinir mandarinirnar
Dative mandarin mandarinini mandarinum mandarinunum
Genitive mandarinar mandarinarinnar mandarina mandarinanna

Noun[edit]

mandarin n (genitive singular mandarins)

  1. Mandarin

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative mandarin
Accusative mandarin
Dative mandarini
Genitive mandarins

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mandarin m (feminine mandarine, masculine plural mandarins, feminine plural mandarines)

  1. mandarin (of the former Chinese empire)

Noun[edit]

mandarin m (uncountable)

  1. Mandarin (language)

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɒndɒrin/
  • Hyphenation: man‧da‧rin

Adjective[edit]

mandarin (not comparable)

  1. mandarin (fruit)

Noun[edit]

mandarin (plural mandarinok)

  1. (historical) mandarin
  2. (singular only) Mandarin (language)
  3. mandarin (fruit)
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Declension[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mandǎriːn/
  • Hyphenation: man‧da‧rin

Noun[edit]

mandàrīn m (Cyrillic spelling манда̀рӣн)

  1. mandarin (Chinese Imperial bureaucrat)

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mandarin c

  1. mandarin orange
  2. (historical) mandarin; a high government bureaucrat of the Chinese Empire.
  3. (non-inflectable, not comparable) Mandarin

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