dian

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See also: diān, dián, diǎn, diàn, and Dian

Esperanto[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dian

  1. accusative singular of dia

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

dian

  1. Genitive singular form of dia.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

dian

  1. Nonstandard spelling of diān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of dián.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of diǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of diàn.

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.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Irish, Old Irish dían, *deino-s; root dei, , "hasten"; Greek δίεμαι (díemai, hasten); Sanskrit dî, dîyati, "hurry", allied to the root dî, div, "shine".

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dian (comparative dèine)

  1. passionate, enthusiastic, zealous, fervent, eager, keen

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