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See also: Appendix:Variations of "nan"
- Rhymes: -æn
- A diminutive of the female given name Ann and Nancy.
- c. 1597, William Shakespeare, “The Merry VViues of VVindsor”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene iv]:
- My Nan shall be the queen of all the fairies, / Finely attired in a robe of white.