fant

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Manx[edit]

Verb[edit]

fant

  1. past participle of fann

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
fant ant vant
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

fant

  1. simple past of finne

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fant m (definite singular fanten, indefinite plural fantar, definite plural fantane)

  1. vagabond, tramp
  2. (ethnic slur, often offensive) the same as tater (a kind of Norwegian Gypsies)

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Pfand, from Middle High German phant, from Old High German phant.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fant/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ant
  • Syllabification: fant

Noun[edit]

fant m inan

  1. (colloquial) security, deposit (item temporarily relinquished to guarantee something)
  2. (colloquial) thingy, widget, gizmo (unspecified object)
  3. (slang, especially criminal slang, chiefly in the plural) loot (stolen item)
    • 1999, Małgorzata Karpińska, Złodzieje, agenci, policyjni strażnicy: przestępstwa pospolite w Warszawie 1815-1830, Wyd. Dig:
      Złodzieje w przypadku zagrożenia lub raczej przedstawiciele „proletariatu złodziejskiego” chronili się jak włóczędzy w licznych jeszcze wtedy ruinach pałaców. Tam też odnajdywano niekiedy skradzione „fanty”.
      Thieves, in case of emergency, or rather representatives of the "thieves' proletariat" protected themselves like vagabons in the numerous ruins of the castle. Sometimes one could also find there stolen "loot".
    • 2015 June 8, Jarosław Ruszkiewicz, Syndrom Everetta: Ulysses, Drageus, →ISBN:
      Skradziony fant miał trafić w jego ręce i to była szansa, żeby przyłapać go wreszcie na gorącym uczynku.
      The stolen loot was supposed to end up in his hands there was a chance to catch him im the act.
    • 2020 December 23, Krzysztof Beśka, Wieczorny seans, Lindhardt og Ringhof, →ISBN:
      Dwa celne ciosy wystarczyły, żeby złodziej, obok juchy, puścił też farbę. Po fanty komisarz musiał się jednak pofatygować nieco dalej.
      Two successful hits were enough for the thief, next to his scoundrel, spilled the beans. The commissioner had to work a little harder for his loot.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

adjective

Further reading[edit]

  • fant in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • fant in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian fante.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fȁnt m anim

  1. boy (a young, unmarried male)
  2. boyfriend
  3. jack, knave (in a card game)

Inflection[edit]

The diacritics used in this section of the entry are non-tonal. If you are a native tonal speaker, please help by adding the tonal marks.
Masculine anim., hard o-stem
nom. sing. fànt
gen. sing. fánta
singular dual plural
nominative
(imenovȃlnik)
fànt fánta fántje
fánti
genitive
(rodȋlnik)
fánta fántov fántov
dative
(dajȃlnik)
fántu fántoma fántom
accusative
(tožȋlnik)
fánta fánta fánte
locative
(mẹ̑stnik)
fántu fántih fántih
instrumental
(orọ̑dnik)
fántom fántoma fánti

See also[edit]

Playing cards in Slovene · igralne karte (layout · text)
as, enka dvojka trojka štirka, štirica petka, petica šestka, šestica sedemka, sedmica
osmica devetka, devetica desetka, desetica fant kraljica, dama kralj joker

Further reading[edit]

  • fant”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran