slan

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From Slan (1940) by A. E. van Vogt, a science fiction novel about persecuted—yet physically, mentally and morally superiortelepathic mutant humans.

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slan (plural slans)

  1. (dated, fandom slang) A fan of science fiction.
    • 1944, John Bristol Speer, “F - Fascism”, in Fancyclopedia[1]:
      The idea of a national government, covering all the slan race and nobody else, is seen in the many drives for a general fan organization.
    • 1950 September, Charles Stuart Metchette, “Michigan Memories”, Spacewarp, number 42, page 72–77: 
      Here, at least once a month, the slans from Michigan gathered for sneak previews of forthcoming WARPS, to criticise some Rappian manuscript which Art was polishing for pro submission, or to talk about various subjects as fans are wont to do, and drink beer, pop, consume beans, dogs, chips, or eclairs.
    • 1955, Arthur Koestler, The Trail of the Dinosaur and Other Essays, page 143:
      Fen gather in clubhouses called slanshacks, "slan" meaning a biologically mutated superman.

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *solnъ. Compare sȏl.

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slȃn (definite slȃnī, comparative slànijī, Cyrillic spelling сла̑н)

  1. salty, saline

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  • slan” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *solnъ, probably originally a past passive participle meaning "(having been) salted".

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slán (comparative bòlj slán, superlative nàjbolj slán)

  1. salt, salty

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