Jordan

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See also: jordan and Jordán

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew ירדן ‎(yarden), Jordan (originally the river).

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Jordan ‎(plural Jordans)

  1. A country in the Middle East. Official name: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  2. A river of the Middle East, mentioned in the Bible, that empties into the Dead Sea, and after which the country is named.
  3. A male given name; in the Middle Ages given to children baptized with Jordan water brought by Crusaders.
    • 1989 Jeanette Winterson, Sexing the Cherry, Grove Press 1998, ISBN 0802135781, pages 3-4:
      I call him Jordan and it will do. He has no other name before or after. What was there to call him, fished as he was from the stinking Thames? A child can't be called Thames, no and not Nile either, for all his likeness to Moses. But I wanted to given him a river name, a name not bound to anything, just as the waters aren't bound to anything.
  4. A surname derived from the male given name.
  5. A female given name used since mid-20th century.

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Danish[edit]

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Jordan

  1. Jordan (country)
  2. Jordan (river)

Finnish[edit]

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Jordan

  1. Jordan (river)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Jordan (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Jordan
genitive Jordanin
partitive Jordania
illative Jordaniin
singular plural
nominative Jordan
accusative nom.? Jordan
gen. Jordanin
genitive Jordanin
partitive Jordania
inessive Jordanissa
elative Jordanista
illative Jordaniin
adessive Jordanilla
ablative Jordanilta
allative Jordanille
essive Jordanina
translative Jordaniksi
instructive
abessive Jordanitta
comitative

French[edit]

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Jordan

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Jordan.

German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Jordan m ‎(genitive Jordans)

  1. Jordan (river)

Norwegian[edit]

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Jordan

  1. Jordan (country)
  2. Jordan (river)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jǒrdan/
  • Hyphenation: Jor‧dan

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Jòrdan m ‎(Cyrillic spelling Јо̀рдан)

  1. Jordan (country, river)

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Swedish[edit]

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Jordan

  1. Jordan (river)

Tatar[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Jordan

  1. Jordan (country)

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