butan

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

Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

butan m

  1. (chemistry) butane (C4H10)

Coordinate terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • butan in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • butan in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Noun[edit]

butan m or n (definite singular butanen or butanet)

  1. butane

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

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?
    • c. 992, Ælfric, "The Greater Litany"
      Būtan þām ǣhtum, ġelīċe sind þā þe biddaþ and þā þe hīe æt biddaþ.
      Apart from possessions, beggars are the same as the people they beg from.
  2. outside of (+ dative)
    • c. 995, Ælfric, Extracts on Grammar in English
      Suburbānus: sē þe sitt būtan þǣre byrġ.
      Suburbanus: someone who lives outside the city.
    • c. 992, Ælfric, St. Benedict, Abbot
      Hwæt cwist þū, sweostor? Ne mæġ iċ nāteshwon būtan mynstre nihtes wunian.
      What are you saying, sister? Ain't no way I can stay outside the monastery at night.

Conjunction[edit]

būtan

  1. (with the subjunctive) unless
    • c. 992, Ælfric, "The Universal Faith"
      Būtan ġē hit ġelīefen, ne magon ġē hit understandan.
      Unless you believe it, you can't understand it.
  2. except for, but
    Hwæt is līf būtan swefn?
    What is life but a dream?

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.
    • late 9th century, translation of Orosius’ History Against the Pagans
      Æfter þām hīe ġesetton tictātor þæt hē sċolde bēon hearra ofer þā consulas, sē wæs hāten Decius Iūnius. Hē næs būtan seofontīenewintre.
      After that, they chose a dictator to rule over the consuls, whose name was Decius Junius. He was only seventeen years old.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: bouten, boute, buten, bute

References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “but”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbu.tan/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -utan
  • Syllabification: bu‧tan

Noun[edit]

butan m inan

  1. butane

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • butan in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • butan in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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

Declension[edit]


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

Anagrams[edit]


Volapük[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

butan (nominative plural butans)

  1. butane

Declension[edit]