esan

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See also: Esan and ẹsan

Basque[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown, the variant erran seems to point to an original form with an alien cluster with two different outcomes such as *esran.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

esan (present participle esaten, future participle esango, infinitive esan, verbal noun esate)

  1. to say, tell
    Synonym: erran

Usage notes[edit]

The synthetic conjugation is entirely unrelated etymologically to the non-finite forms. Instead, it uses a stem -io- to conjugate synthetically. However, some of the synthetic forms are archaic, so more often periphrastic will be used instead. For example, instead of

  • Zer ziotsun?What did he/she tell you?

the periphrastic form

  • Zer esan zizun?What did he/she tell you?

is more commonly used.

Conjugation[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.


Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan) asen
  • (Surmiran, Vallader) asan

Etymology[edit]

From Latin asinus.

Noun[edit]

esan m (plural esans)

  1. (Puter) (male) donkey, ass

Coordinate terms[edit]


Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish ésom. Cognates include Irish eisean and Manx eshyn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

esan

  1. (emphatic) he, him, it

See also[edit]