заан

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Mongolian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Mongolic *jaxan, from Common Turkic *yaŋan, perhaps related to Proto-Dravidian *yānay or Middle Chinese (zɨaŋB), from Old Chinese (*C.laŋʔ).

Compare Middle Mongolian ᠵᠠᠭᠠᠨ (ǰaɣan), East Yugur jaan hgor, Old Uyghur [script needed] (yaŋa), Western Yugur jaŋan, Tamil யானை (yāṉai), Thai ช้าง (cháang).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

заан (zaan) (Uyghurjin spelling ᠵᠠᠭᠠᠨ (ǰaɣan), plural заанууд); (regular declension)

  1. elephant