zun

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See also: zūn, zǔn, and zùn

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

zun (uncountable)

  1. (nonstandard, UK, dialect) sun
    • 1850, James Orchard Halliwell, A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs, and Ancient Customs, from the Fourteenth Century
      Zome woys avore the zun is down,
      So long’s the sky is clear;
    • 1869, James Jennings, The Dialect of the West of England, particularly Somersetshire
      GOOD bwye ta thee Cot! whaur tha dâs o’ my childhood
      Glaw’d bright as tha zun in a mornin o’ mâ;

Friulian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ğun (alternative orthography)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin jejūnus, from ieiūnus.

Adjective[edit]

zun

  1. fasting
  2. (figuratively) lacking

Related terms[edit]


Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

zun

  1. rafsi of zunti.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

zun

  1. Nonstandard spelling of zūn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of zǔn.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of zùn.

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.