فلان

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Classical Syriac ܦܠܢ(plān) and Hebrew פְּלוֹנִי(pəlônî).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

فُلَان (fulānm (feminine فُلَانَة(fulāna))

  1. A placeholder name for a person, used when a name is not known; a generic name; so-and-so

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Bashkir: фәлән (fälän)
  • Persian: فلان(folân)
  • Andalusian Arabic: فُلَان

Hijazi Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic فُلان(fulān).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

فلان (fulānm (feminine فلانة(fulāna))

  1. Joe Schmoe, what's-his-name, so-and-so
    فُلان و زُعْطَان و عِلّان‎‎
    fulān u zuʿṭān u ʿillān
    Tom, Dick and Harry

Persian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic فُلَان(fulān).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [foˈlɒn], [feˈlɒn]

Noun[edit]

Dari Persian فلان
Iranian Persian
Tajik фалон, фулон (falon, fulon)

فلان (folân)

  1. so-and-so
    فلان و بهمان‎ ― folân-o-bahmân(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  2. such-and-such

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