Van

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Shortening.

Proper noun[edit]

Van

  1. A male given name, diminutive of Vance or Ivan

Etymology 2[edit]

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Akhtamar Island on Lake Van, with the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, a 10th century Armenian church and monastic complex

Borrowing from Armenian Վան (Van), in many cases via Turkish Van.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Van

  1. A large saline lake in eastern Turkey. One of three great tectonic lakes of the Armenian Highland. Famous for its Chalcalburnus tarichi fish and the 10th century Armenian cathedral on Akhtamar Island.
  2. A city on the shore of that lake.
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Etymology 3[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Van

  1. Abbreviation of Vancouver.

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Etymology 4[edit]

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Noun[edit]

Van (plural Vans)

  1. A Van cat.
  2. A Turkish Van cat.

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Armenian Վան (Van).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Van

  1. Van (city)

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