Van

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Shortening.

Proper noun[edit]

Van

  1. A diminutive of the male given names Vance or Ivan.

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortening.

Proper noun[edit]

Van

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Vanessa.

Etymology 3[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

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

Proper noun[edit]

Van

  1. A large saline tectonic lake of the Armenian Highland in eastern Turkey lakes, famous for its Chalcalburnus tarichi (syn. Alburnus 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 4[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Van

  1. Abbreviation of Vancouver.

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Etymology 5[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]

Proper noun[edit]

Van

  1. Van (city)

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