dian

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

Central Dusun

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Noun

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dian

  1. candle

Esperanto

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Adjective

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dian

  1. accusative singular of dia

Finnish

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Noun

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dian

  1. genitive singular of dia

Iban

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Malay dian, from Javanese ꦢꦶꦪꦤ꧀ (diyan).

Pronunciation

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

Noun

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dian

  1. wax candle

Indonesian

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Etymology

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From Malay dian, from Classical Malay dian, from Javanese ꦢꦶꦪꦤ꧀ (diyan, lamp, lantern).

Pronunciation

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

Noun

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

  1. oil lamp
    Synonym: pelita

Further reading

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Irish

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Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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Adjective

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

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

Declension

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Mutation

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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

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  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009) “*dēno-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 95
  2. ^ Finck, F. N. (1899) Die araner mundart (in German), volume II, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, page 80

Further reading

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Javanese

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Noun

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dian

  1. Nonstandard spelling of diyan.

Malay

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Etymology

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From Javanese ꦢꦶꦪꦤ꧀ (diyan), possibly from Austroasiatic. Compare Angkorian Old Khmer dyān, dyan (candle).

Pronunciation

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

Noun

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

  1. wax candle

Descendants

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  • Indonesian: dian
  • Iban: dian

Further reading

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Mandarin

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Romanization

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dian

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

Usage notes

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  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Scottish Gaelic

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Etymology

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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

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Adjective

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dian (comparative dèine)

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

Synonyms

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Derived terms

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Mutation

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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

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

Swedish

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Noun

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dian

  1. definite singular of dia

Tagalog

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Pronunciation

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Adverb

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dián (Baybayin spelling ᜇᜒᜀᜈ᜔) (now dialectal)

  1. Alternative form of diyan

Anagrams

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