ان

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See also: آن‎, أن‎, إن‎, اَِنْ‎, -ان, and ان-

Afrikaans[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ان (ən)

  1. Arabic spelling of en, alternative form of اَِنْ

Arabic[edit]

Suffix[edit]

ـَان (-ān)

  1. Suffix used in forming intensive adjectives of the pattern فَعْلَان(faʿlān), e.g. تَعْبَان(taʿbān, tired), عَطْشَان(ʿaṭšān, thirsty), غَضْبَان(ḡaḍbān, angry), زَعْلَان(zaʿlān, annoyed), كَسْلَان(kaslān, lazy), نَعْسَان(naʿsān). These adjectives generally have a feminine in َـى (), e.g. عَطْشَى(ʿaṭšā), كَسْلَى(kaslā), نَعْسَى(naʿsā).

Interfix[edit]

َـانـ (-ān-)

  1. Interfix used in forming nisba (relative) adjectives, inserted between the base noun and the ending ـِيّ(-iyy), e.g. أَنَانِيّ(ʾanāniyy, selfish), based on أَنَا(ʾanā) or عَلْمَانِيّ(ʿalmāniyy, worldly, secular), based on عَالَم(ʿālam, world).

Derived terms[edit]

Suffix[edit]

ـَانِ (-āni)

  1. Suffix added to a noun or adjective to form the nominative dual form.

Kalami[edit]

Noun[edit]

ان (anm

  1. egg

Persian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Persian 𐭠𐭭(-ān). Compare Pashto ـونه(-ona).

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

ـان (-ân)

  1. A suffix forming the plural of animate nouns, with some exceptions. Becomes گان (-gân) after a silent ه (h), یان after و or ا.
Usage notes[edit]

Used mainly in writing.

Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

ان (an)

  1. (vulgar) Alternative spelling of عن‎.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

ان (en)

  1. Transliteration of the name of the Latin-script letter n in English and other European languages.
Derived terms[edit]

Torwali[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit अन्ध (andha), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *andʰás.

Adjective[edit]

ان (an)

  1. blind

Urdu[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • اـ(before consonants)

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit.

Prefix[edit]

انـ (an-) (Hindi spelling अन्-‎)

  1. A negating prefix. non-, un-, a-, an-, etc.

Usage notes[edit]

This form is used before words that begin with vowels.