bian

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See also: Bian, bián, biàn, biān, and biǎn

Cornish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bian

  1. little, small

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bian m (genitive singular biain, nominative plural biain)

  1. (literary) pelt, fur

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bian bhian mbian
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bian (Zhuyin ㄅㄧㄢ˙)

  1. Pinyin transcription of ,

bian

  1. Nonstandard spelling of biān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of biǎn.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of biàn.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Norman[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • bein (Jersey)
  • byin (continental Normandy)

Etymology[edit]

From Old French bien, from Latin bene.

Adverb[edit]

bian (comparative mux)

  1. (Guernsey) well

Derived terms[edit]