gran

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See also: Gran, grán, grań, gràn, grãn, Grän, and grån

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gran (plural grans)

  1. (informal, usually affectionate) a grandmother
  2. (rare) a grandfather

Translations[edit]

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Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin grandis, grandem.

Adjective[edit]

gran m sg (feminine singular grana, neuter singular grano, masculine and neuter plural granos, feminine plural granes)

  1. big

Asturian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gran

  1. (apocopic, before a singular noun) Alternative form of grande, big

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan gran, from Latin grandis, grandem, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ghrewə- (to fell, put down, fall in).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gran (masculine and feminine plural grans)

  1. big, large
    Antonym: petit
  2. (of a person) old
    Antonym: jove
  3. (of a person) older, senior
  4. great (very large)
  5. great (important)

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Noun[edit]

gran m (plural grans)

  1. (in the plural) adults, grown-ups

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin grānum.

Noun[edit]

gran m (plural grans)

  1. wheat, corn
  2. grain

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Galician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese gran, from Latin grandis.

Adjective[edit]

gran m or f (apocopate)

  1. Apocopic form of grande
    Gran Bretaña - Great Britain
    Gran Premio - Grand Prix
Usage notes[edit]

It is used, instead of grande, when preceding singular names whose first sound is a consonant

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese grão, from Latin grānum. Cognate with Portuguese grão and Spanish grano.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gran m (plural grans)

  1. (uncountable) grain (the seed of grass food crops)
    • 1396, M. Romaní Martínez (ed.), La colección diplomática de Santa María de Oseira. Santiago: Tórculo Edicións, IV, page 449:
      E nos dedes del de cada anno em paz et em salvo en a ayra do dito casar quarta de todo pan e grao que Deus em el der
      and you shall give us each year, pacifically and safely, in the threshing ground of that farm, a quarter of all the bread and the grain that God there gives
  2. (countable) grain (a single seed)
  3. (countable) grain, particle
  4. (countable) a small quantity
    • 1775, María Francisca Isla y Losada, Romance:
      Tamen bay ese tabeque
      meu velliño, pois fungàs
      que cada grao de èl gorenta,
      con eso as fremas sairàn.
      Also there it goes this tobacco,
      my little old man, since you snivel:
      each grain of it is delectable,
      with this phlegms will go out.
    Synonym: pisca
  5. (countable) pimple
    Synonym: espiña
  6. (uncountable) grain, texture
    Synonym: textura

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References[edit]

  • grão” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • gran” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI - ILGA 2006-2012.
  • gran” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • gran” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • gran” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • gran” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡran/, [ɡr̺än̺]

Adjective[edit]

gran m or f (apocopate)

  1. Apocopic form of grande
    Gran Bretagna - Great Britain
    Gran Premio - Grand Prix
    gran turismo - grand touring

Ladin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin grandis, grandem.

Adjective[edit]

gran m (feminine singular granda, masculine plural gragn, feminine plural grandes)

  1. large; great

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French grand

Adjective[edit]

gran

  1. great
  2. grown-up
  3. big
  4. tall

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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 gran on Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia
gran

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse grǫn

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gran f or m (definite singular grana or granen, indefinite plural graner, definite plural granene)

  1. spruce (mostly the species Picea abies (Norway spruce)).
  2. spruce (wood from spruce trees)

Hypernyms[edit]

References[edit]

“gran” in The Bokmål Dictionary.


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse grǫn

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gran f (definite singular grana, indefinite plural graner, definite plural granene)

  1. spruce (mostly the species Picea abies (Norway spruce)).
  2. spruce (wood from spruce trees)

References[edit]

“gran” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.


Occitan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Occitan gran, from Latin grandis, grandem.

Adjective[edit]

gran

  1. big; large
Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin grānum.

Noun[edit]

gran m (plural grans)

  1. grain

Old Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin grandis, grandem.

Adjective[edit]

gran m or f (plural grans)

  1. big; large

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: gran
  • Occitan: gran

Old Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From grande, from Latin grandis, grandem.

Adjective[edit]

gran

  1. big

Descendants[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish grant, grand, apocopic forms of grande (great). Other apocopic forms inherited from Old Spanish include primer, san and según.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gran m or f (apocopate, standard form grande)

  1. (before the noun) Apocopic form of grande; great.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The form gran is used only before and within the noun phrase of the modified singular noun. Elsewhere, grande is used instead.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse grǫn.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡrɑːn/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

gran c

  1. spruce (mostly the species Picea abies or Norway spruce, the species found most often in Sweden)

Declension[edit]

Declension of gran 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative gran granen granar granarna
Genitive grans granens granars granarnas

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