nan

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly derived from a Celtic language.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nan (plural nans)

  1. (UK) Affectionate name for a grandmother.
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Hindi नान (nān) / Urdu نان (nān), from Persian نان (nān).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nan (plural nans)

  1. Alternative spelling of naan.

Anagrams[edit]


Acehnese[edit]

Noun[edit]

nan

  1. name (word or phrase indicating a particular person, place, class or thing)

Franco-Provençal[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Savoyard dialect) IPA(key): /ˈnɑ/
  • (Bressan dialect) IPA(key): /ˈnɔ̃/

Interjection[edit]

nan

  1. no

Antonyms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nan

  1. no

Antonyms[edit]


French[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nan

  1. (informal) nah, nope

Synonyms[edit]

  • non (standard French)

Haitian Creole[edit]

Article[edit]

nan

  1. the (definite article)

Usage notes[edit]

This word is used only when the preceding word is singular and ends with a nasal consonant.

See also[edit]

Preposition[edit]

nan

  1. in

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nan

  1. rōmaji reading of なん

Kurdish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian 𐭭𐭠𐭭 (nān, bread)

Noun[edit]

nan m

  1. bread
  2. food

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

nan

  1. to fuck, to copulate, to have sex with

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

nan

  1. rafsi of snanu.

Lower Sorbian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nan m (diminutive nancycko)

  1. father

Declension[edit]

Coordinate terms[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

nan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of nān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of nán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of nǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of nàn.

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]

Conjunction[edit]

nan

  1. if (subjunctive)
    Nan robh mi beartach, b'urrainn dhomh cheannaich taigh-mòr. - If I were rich, I could buy a mansion.
  2. whether (subjunctive)
    Biodh gràdh agam air fhathast nan robh e beartach neo bochd. - I would still love him whether he were rich or poor.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Before words beginning with b, f, m or p, the form nam is used instead.
  • Only used in the conditional tense, otherwise ma is used.
  • The negative form is mura.

Preposition[edit]

nan

  1. in their
    Bha iad nan cadal. - They were sleeping (literally They were in their sleep).

Usage notes[edit]

  • Before words beginning with b, f, m or p, the form nam is used instead.

Article[edit]

nan

  1. the

Usage notes[edit]

  • This form is used in the genitive plural.
  • Before words beginning with b, f, m or p, the form nam is used instead.

See also[edit]


Upper Sorbian[edit]

Upper Sorbian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia hsb

Noun[edit]

nan m

  1. father

Declension[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Verb[edit]

nan

  1. Mutated form of dan.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
dan ddan nan unchanged

Zazaki[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian 𐭭𐭠𐭭 (nān, bread)

Noun[edit]

nan

  1. bread
  2. food