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Etymology 1[edit]

From Mandarin (Luán).

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A surname from Mandarin.
    • 2010 April 9, Loa Iok-sin, “Jiang backs betel ‘justice’”, in Taipei Times[1], →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 16 April 2010, Taiwan News, page 2‎[2]:
      Luan Cheng (欒丞), an officer from the Jhonghe Second Police Precinct, on Tuesday approached 19-year-old Yen Ju-yi (顏如憶) who was selling betel nuts at a small shop in Jhonghe City (中和), Taipei County, and told her she was showing too much skin and may have violated the law. []
      While Yen has accused Luan of causing bodily harm, Luan said that Yen prevented an officer of the law from exercising his duties and slandered him.

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]


  1. Alternative form of Lu'an
    • 2014 October 9, Wu Nan, “Drink-driving bungle; Fake goods up in flames; Ex-official denies gambling”, in South China Morning Post[3], →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 12 October 2014, China Insider‎[4]:
      A man has been arrested in Huoshan county near Luan for drink-driving after he rang up the police by mistake and then challenged an officer to a fight, []
    • 2021 May 13, “Mainland China reports first local COVID-19 cases in more than 3 weeks”, in Reuters[5], archived from the original on 14 May 2021, Asia Pacific‎[6]:
      The other case, surnamed Zhang, was in close contact with Li during a training class Li led in the city of Luan, near Anhui's provincial capital Hefei, Xinhua reported. []
      Two areas in Luan city and one part of Feixi county were declared "medium-risk" regions by local authorities in response to the cases. State media reported mass testing being carried out in main urban area in Luan and some areas in Hefei.
Usage notes[edit]

Luan can be considered a misspelling of Lu'an. In theory, a syllable-dividing mark (隔音符號隔音符号 (géyīn fúhào)) should be added before a non-initial syllable beginning with a, o, or e. Hence, Luan could only ever refer to a word made up of the single syllable luan (see Etymology 1 above, where the single syllable Luan is a surname) since a word made up of lu and an would be spelled as Lu'an (cf. Lu'an). In practice, syllable-dividing marks are often added or omitted at will.



From Middle Irish lúan.


  • IPA(key): /l̪ˠuən̪ˠ/, /l̪ˠuənˠ/


Luan m (genitive singular Luain, nominative plural Luanta)

  1. Monday


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  • IPA(key): /ˈlwan/ [ˈlwãn]
  • Rhymes: -an
  • Syllabification: Luan

Proper noun[edit]

Luan m

  1. a male given name