зан

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Mongolian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Chinese (yàng, form) either directly into an ancestor of Mongolian, or via Turkic; compare Karakhanid [script needed](yaŋ, manner).

Noun[edit]

зан (zan) (Mongolian spelling ᠵᠠᠩ(ǰang)); (hidden-g declension)

  1. character, temperament
  2. mood
  3. behaviour
  4. custom, habit
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Chinese (zhǎng, sole).

Noun[edit]

зан (zan) (Mongolian spelling ᠵᠠᠩ(ǰang)); (hidden-g declension)

  1. sole (bottom of a shoe)

Etymology 3[edit]

From Chinese (zhàng, cane).

Noun[edit]

зан (zan) (Mongolian spelling ᠵᠠᠩ(ǰang)); (hidden-g declension)

  1. (obsolete) cane, rod, pole
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

зан (zan)

  1. Nonstandard form of занги(zangi).

Etymology 5[edit]

Noun[edit]

зан (zan)

  1. Nonstandard form of жан(žan).

Tajik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Persian [script needed](zan), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷḗn.

Noun[edit]

Dari زن
Iranian Persian زن
Tajik зан(zan)

зан (zan) (plural занoн or занҳo)

  1. woman
  2. wife
  3. female

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