dian

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See also: Dian, diàn, diān, Diān, diǎn, and dían

Esperanto[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dian

  1. accusative singular of dia

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

dian

  1. Genitive singular form of dia.

Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay dian, from Classical Malay dian, from Javanese diyan, from Old Javanese dīpa, possibly from Prakrit, from Sanskrit दीप (dīpa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈd̪ian]
  • Hyphenation: di‧an

Noun[edit]

dian (plural dian-dian, first-person possessive dianku, second-person possessive dianmu, third-person possessive diannya)

  1. oil lamp
    Synonym: pelita

Further reading[edit]


Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish dían (swift, rapid), from Proto-Celtic *dēnos, from Proto-Indo-European *deyh₁- (fly, move swiftly); compare Ancient Greek δίεμαι (díemai, hasten), Sanskrit दीयति (dī́yati, fly).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dian (genitive singular masculine déin, genitive singular feminine déine, plural diana, comparative déine)

  1. vehement, intense, violent, severe
  2. (obsolete) swift, quick

Declension[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dian dhian ndian
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ranko Matasović (2009), “*dēno-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 95

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Javanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

dian

  1. Nonstandard spelling of diyan.

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Javanese diyan, from Old Javanese dīpa, possibly from Prakrit, from Sanskrit दीप (dīpa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈd̪ian]
  • Hyphenation: di‧an

Noun[edit]

dian (plural dian-dian, informal 1st possessive dianku, impolite 2nd possessive dianmu, 3rd possessive diannya)

  1. wax candle

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

dian

  1. Nonstandard spelling of diān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of diǎn.
  3. 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 Old Irish dían (swift, rapid), from Proto-Celtic *dēnos, from Proto-Indo-European *deyh₁- (fly, move swiftly); compare Ancient Greek δίεμαι (díemai, hasten), Sanskrit दीयति (dī́yati, fly).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dian (comparative dèine)

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

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Scottish Gaelic mutation
Radical Lenition
dian dhian
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ranko Matasović (2009), “*dēno-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 95

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: di‧an
  • IPA(key): /diˈʔan/, [dɪˈʔan]

Adverb[edit]

dian

  1. (obsolete or dialectal) Alternative form of diyan