glans

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin glāns (an acorn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡlænz/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ænz

Noun[edit]

glans (plural glandes or (rare) glans)

  1. (anatomy) Ellipsis of glans penis..
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:glans penis
  2. (anatomy) Ellipsis of clitoral glans..
  3. The acorn or mast of the oak and similar fruits.
  4. (medicine) Synonym of goiter.
  5. (gynaecology) Synonym of pessary.

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Catalan[edit]

Noun[edit]

glans

  1. plural of gla

Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Middle High German glanz, from Old High German glanz (brilliance). Cognate with modern German Glanz, Swedish glans.

Noun[edit]

glans

  1. the quality of being shiny
  2. glamour, magnificence

Etymology 2[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin glāns.

Noun[edit]

glans

  1. the head of the penis

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from German Glanz (shine, brilliance).

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Noun[edit]

glans m (uncountable, diminutive glansje n)

  1. glistening, shimmer, shine
  2. (optics) gloss
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Verb[edit]

glans

  1. first-person singular present indicative of glanzen
  2. imperative of glanzen

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle High German glanz, from Old High German glanz (brilliance). Cognate with modern German Glanz, Swedish glans.

Noun[edit]

glans m (genitive singular glans, no plural)

  1. shine, lustre, sheen

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *glānts, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷelh₂- (acorn).

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Noun[edit]

glāns f (genitive glandis); third declension

  1. (literally) an acorn, nut; any acorn-shaped fruit; a beechnut, chestnut
  2. (transferred sense)
    1. (weaponry) an acorn-shaped ball of lead or clay, hurled at the enemy
    2. (New Latin, firearms) a bullet
    3. (anatomy) the glans penis
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Inflection[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative glāns glandēs
Genitive glandis glandum
Dative glandī glandibus
Accusative glandem glandēs
Ablative glande glandibus
Vocative glāns glandēs

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Descendants[edit]

See also glandula.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From German Glanz (sense 1), and Latin glans (sense 3)

Noun[edit]

glans m (definite singular glansen, indefinite plural glanser, definite plural glansene)

  1. gloss, lustre (UK) or luster (US), sheen, brilliance
  2. (short form of glansbilde) a glossy print or picture
  3. (anatomy) glans

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From German Glanz

Noun[edit]

glans m (definite singular glansen, uncountable)

  1. gloss, lustre (UK) or luster (US), sheen, brilliance, sparkle, the quality of being shiny
  2. a glossy print or picture (short form of glansbilde or glansbilete)
  3. glory, magnificence
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin glans (acorn).

Noun[edit]

glans m (definite singular glansen, indefinite plural glansar, definite plural glansane)

  1. (anatomy) glans

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Glanz, from Middle High German glanz, from Old High German glanz, from Proto-Germanic *glantaz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰlond-o-, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰlend-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡlans/
  • Rhymes: -ans
  • Syllabification: glans

Noun[edit]

glans m inan

  1. (colloquial) gleam, lustre, shine
    Synonyms: blask, glanc, połysk

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verb
adverb

Further reading[edit]

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

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle High German glanz, from Old High German glanz (brilliance). Cognate with modern German Glanz.

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Noun[edit]

glans c

  1. gleam, sparkle, glitter, gloss, luster
  2. (figuratively) splendor, glory, sheen

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