dian

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

Esperanto[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dian

  1. accusative singular of dia

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

dian

  1. Genitive singular form of dia.

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.

Further reading[edit]

  • 1 dían” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “dian” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 239.
  • "dian" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “dian” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “dian” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.
  • “dian” at the Historical Irish Corpus, 1600–1926 of the Royal Irish Academy.

References[edit]

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

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