tan

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tan

  1. (trigonometry) A symbol of the trigonometric function tangent.

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French tan (tanbark), from Gaulish tanno (live oak) (compare Breton tann (red oak), Old Cornish tannen), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰonu (fir) (compare Hittite [script?] (tanau, fir)[script?], Latin femur, genitive feminis (thigh), German Tann (woods), Tanne (fir), Albanian thanë (cranberry bush), Ancient Greek θάμνος (thámnos, thicket), Avestan [script?] (θanwarə), geitive [script?] (θanwanō, bow)[script?], Sanskrit धनुस् (dhanus), genitive [script?] (dhánvanus, bow)[script?]). Verb from Middle English tannen, from late Old English tannian (to tan a hide), from Anglo-Norman tanner, from tan.

Noun[edit]

tan (plural tans)

  1. A yellowish-brown colour.
    tan colour:    
  2. A darkening of the skin resulting from exposure to sunlight or similar light sources.
    She still has a tan from her vacation in Mexico.
  3. The bark of an oak or other tree from which tannic acid is obtained.
    • 1848, John Hannett, Bibliopegia, or, The Art of Bookbinding in all its branches, page 65:
      In two pints of water boil one ounce of tan, and a like portion of nutgall till reduced to a pint.
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Adjective[edit]

tan (comparative tanner, superlative tannest)

  1. Of a yellowish-brown.
    Mine is the white car parked next to the tan pickup truck.
  2. Having dark skin as a result of exposure to the sun.
    You’re looking very tan this week.
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Verb[edit]

tan (third-person singular simple present tans, present participle tanning, simple past and past participle tanned)

  1. (intransitive) To change to a tan colour due to exposure to the sun.
    No matter how long I stay out in the sun, I never tan. though I do burn.
  2. (transitive) To change an animal hide into leather by soaking it in tannic acid.[1] To work as a tanner.
  3. (transitive, informal) To spank or beat.
    • 1876, Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, ch. 3:
      "Well, go 'long and play; but mind you get back some time in a week, or I'll tan you."
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Etymology 2[edit]

From a Brythonic language; influenced in form by yan (one) in the same series.

Numeral[edit]

tan

  1. (dialect, rare) The second cardinal number two, formerly used in Celtic areas, especially Cumbria and parts of Yorkshire, for counting sheep, and stitches in knitting.[2]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Armenian թան (tʿan).

Noun[edit]

tan

  1. ​An Armenian drink made of yoghurt and water similar to airan and doogh

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Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

tan

  1. picul (Asian unit of weight)

References[edit]

  1. ^ See Wikipedia article on Tanning.
  2. ^ See Wikipedia article on Yan Tan Tethera

Anagrams[edit]


Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *teɸnet- (fire) (compare Old Irish teine, Welsh tân).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tan m (plural tanioù)

  1. fire

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tan

  1. so, such
  2. (in comparisons, tan ... com) as ... as

Related terms[edit]

  • tant (so much, so many)

Cornish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *teɸnet- (fire) (compare Old Irish teine, Welsh tân).

Noun[edit]

tan m (plural tanow)

  1. fire

Galician[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tan

  1. so, as (in comparisons)

Usage notes[edit]

Usually paired with como, as tan [] como


Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French temps (time, weather)

Noun[edit]

tan

  1. time
  2. weather

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from tanít, tanul, etc. Created during the Hungarian language reform which took place in the 18th-19th centuries.

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Noun[edit]

tan (plural tanok)

  1. doctrine
  2. science of, theory, branch of instruction
  3. -logy, -graphy (in compound words)
  4. Something education-related (in compounds)

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tan

  1. rōmaji reading of たん

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

tan

  1. rafsi of tsani.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of tān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of tán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of tǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of tàn.

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.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tanto

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tan

  1. so, as
    Eres tan rico como te sientes. - "You are as rich as you feel."

Usage notes[edit]

Usually paired with como: tan [] como - "as [] as"


Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Turkic taŋ (sky, daylight).

Noun[edit]

tan (definite accusative tanı, plural tanlar)

  1. dawn, twilight, sunrise, daylight
    O gece tan yeri ağırana kadar selâmettir. - "On that night, there is peace till twilight."

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Welsh[edit]

Preposition[edit]

tan

  1. until
  2. under
  3. while

Usage notes[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
tan dan nhan than

Zay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Silt'e [script?] (tan).

Noun[edit]

tan

  1. smoke (from a fire)

References[edit]

  • Initial SLLE Survey of the Zway Area by Klaus Wedekind and Charlotte Wedekind