aan

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See also: -aan, aan-, ån, and A.A.N.

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch aan, from Middle Dutch āne, from Old Dutch ana, from Proto-Germanic *ana.

Adverb[edit]

aan

  1. on

Preposition[edit]

aan

  1. at; on
  2. to

Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • an (see usage notes below)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German ana.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

aan (+ dative or accusative)

  1. (most dialects) on; at
  2. (most dialects) to

Usage notes[edit]

  • As an actual preposition the short-vowel variant an is equally common or preferred, but only aan is used in adverbial uses, e.g. as a prefix (aanmaache, aanfange, etc.).

Derived terms[edit]

  • draan
  • eraan
  • aam, am (contraction with the masculine and neuter dative of the definite article)

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch āne, from Old Dutch ana, from Proto-Germanic *ana.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aːn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: aan
  • Rhymes: -aːn

Preposition[edit]

aan

  1. on
  2. to

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: aan

Adverb[edit]

aan

  1. on, (of a device) being operative
  2. on, (of clothing) being worn
  3. In compounds with verbs:
    1. Denoting growth or restoration.
    2. Denoting connecting, affixing or spatial continuity.
    3. Denoting the beginning of an action or process.

See also[edit]

Adjective[edit]

aan (used only predicatively, not comparable)

  1. on (functional, operational)
  2. (slang, said of parties) amazing, lit
    Synonyms: gaande, loesoe
    Zijn huisfeest gisteren was echt aan, al tijden niet zo naar mijn zin gehad.
    His house party yesterday was seriously amazing, haven't enjoyed myself that much in a long time.

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

aan

  1. Genitive singular form of aa.

Fula[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

aan

  1. you (second person singular emphatic pronoun)

Usage notes[edit]


Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German ana.

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

aan (+ dative)

  1. on, upon, at
    Das Bild hengd aan de Wand.
    The picture is hanging on the wall.
    Aam Montach hod-s gerehnd.
    On Monday it rained.

aan (+ accusative)

  1. on, onto, at
    Ich henge das Bild aan die Wand.
    I hang the picture on the wall.
    Ich setze mich aan de Disch.
    I sit down at the table.

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Kiput[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-North Sarawak *aqal.

Noun[edit]

aan

  1. chicken

Old Tupi[edit]

Adverb[edit]

aan

  1. no.
  2. never, nothing, no one.

References[edit]

  • NAVARRO, E. A. Dicionário de tupi antigo: a língua indígena clássica do Brasil. São Paulo. Global. 2013.
  • NAVARRO, E. A. Método moderno de tupi antigo: a língua do Brasil dos primeiros séculos". São Paulo. Global. 2005.

Saterland Frisian[edit]

Saterland Frisian cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : aan

Alternative forms[edit]

  • een (feminine and neuter)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian ān, ēn (one), from Proto-Germanic *ainaz (one), from Proto-Indo-European *óynos (one). Cognate with West Frisian ien (one), Scots ane (one), English one. More at one.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /aːn/

Numeral[edit]

aan m

  1. one

Pronoun[edit]

aan

  1. one



Tetum[edit]

Noun[edit]

aan

  1. body