butan

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See also: Butan, bután, Bután, Bûtan, bütan, and Butän

Czech[edit]

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Noun[edit]

butan m

  1. (chemistry) butane (C4H10)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Noun[edit]

butan m or n (definite singular butanen or butanet)

  1. butane

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Noun[edit]

butan m or n (definite singular butanen or butanet)

  1. butane

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *be-utan, from *bī (by) + *utan (outside, from without) (from Proto-Germanic *ūt (out)), corresponding to be- +‎ ūtan.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

būtan

  1. without, except for, besides [+dative]
    Hū biþ middanġeard būtan ūs?
    What will the world be like without us?
    • late 10th century, Ælfric, "On the Greater Litany"
      Būtan þām ǣhtum, ġelīċe sind þā þe biddaþ and þā þe hīe æt biddaþ.
      Apart from possessions, those who beg are the same as those they beg from.
  2. out of [+dative]

Conjunction[edit]

būtan

  1. (with the subjunctive) unless
    • late 10th century, Ælfric, "Of the Catholic Faith"
      Būtan ġē hit ġelīefen, ne mage ġē hit understandan.
      Unless you believe it, you cannot understand it.
  2. except for, but
    Hwæt is līf būtan swefn?
    What is life but a dream?
    Sē Crēcisca ūðwita Diogenēs ǣne cwæþ, "On þæs rīċan hūse ne biþ nān stōw tō spǣtenne būtan his ansīen."
    The Greek philosopher Diogenes once said, "In a rich man's house, there is no place to spit but his face."

Adverb[edit]

būtan

  1. (usually with a negative) merely, only, just
    Þā næs iċ būtan ċild.
    I was only a child then.
    Hwæt mæġ iċ dōn? Iċ neom būtan ān mann.
    What can I do? I'm just one person.
    Bēċ ne sind būtan fuglas mid manigum fiðrum. Ne ġeseah iċ nǣfre āne flēogan, ac hwīlum hīe sittaþ on manna handum.
    Books are just birds with many wings. I've never seen one fly, but sometimes they perch on people's hands.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: bouten, boute, buten, bute

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021) , “but”, in Online Etymology Dictionary

Polish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbu.tan/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

butan m inan

  1. butane

Declension[edit]


Romanian[edit]

butan

Etymology[edit]

From French butane.

Noun[edit]

butan m (plural butani)

  1. butane

Declension[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bùtān m (Cyrillic spelling бу̀та̄н)

  1. (uncountable) butane

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Slovene[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

butȃn m inan

  1. butane

Inflection[edit]

Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nominative bután
genitive butána
singular
nominative bután
accusative bután
genitive butána
dative butánu
locative butánu
instrumental butánom

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin butyrum (butter) +‎ -an.

Noun[edit]

butan n

  1. butane

Declension[edit]

Declension of butan 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative butan butanet
Genitive butans butanets

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Volapük[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

butan (nominative plural butans)

  1. butane

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