han

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English han.

Verb[edit]

han

  1. (obsolete) plural simple present of have

Anagrams[edit]


Albanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

han m (indefinite plural hane, definite singular hani, definite plural hanet)

  1. (archaic) roadside shelter for travellers and their animals: roadside hostelry, caravanserai, inn
  2. (pejorative) fleabag hotel
  3. messy place with no control of who comes and who leaves, regular flophouse

Basque[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

han

  1. there

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

han

  1. third-person plural present indicative form of haver

Danish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hann (dative hánum).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

han c (singular definite hannen, plural indefinite hanner)

  1. male, he

Declension[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

han (genitive hans, accusative ham)

  1. he

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References[edit]


Galician[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

han

  1. third-person plural present indicative of haber

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

han

  1. (archaic or dialectal) Alternative form of haben
    • 1812, Brothers Grimm, Kinder- und Haus-Märchen, p.138 - Der gescheidte Hans
      Hansens Mutter spricht: „wohin Hans?“ Hans antwortet: „zur Grethel.“ – „Machs gut Hans“ – „Schon gut machen, Adies, Mutter“ – Hans kommt zur Grethel: „guten Tag Grethel.“ – „Guten Hans: was bringst du Gutes?“ – „Bring nichts, gegeben han.“

Gwich'in[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Tlingit héen (water, river).

Noun[edit]

han

  1. river

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

han

  1. Rōmaji transcription of はん

Khasi[edit]

Noun[edit]

han

  1. duck

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

han

  1. Nonstandard spelling of hān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of hán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of hǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of hàn.

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.

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contracted infinitive and plural present of haven.

Verb[edit]

han

  1. (transitive) Alternative form of haven - Piers Plowman.

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hampr.

Noun[edit]

han m (plural hans)

  1. (Jersey) galangal

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hann

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

han

  1. he, him

Usage notes[edit]

Traditionally, the word for him in Bokmål is ham. However, as most people use only han in regular conversations, it used to be a somewhat common mistake when writing Bokmål. It is now allowed to use either han and ham as the object form. Additionally, Nynorsk uses almost exclusively han as both subject and object form, though honom is a rarely used correct object form. Ham is not an allowed word in Nynorsk.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hann

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

han

  1. he, him, it (third person singular, masculine)

Usage notes[edit]

Han is used to refer not only to masculine persons, but any masculine noun. E.g.: Bilen er fin. Eg likar han. - The car is nice. I like it.

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Old Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hann.

Pronoun[edit]

han

  1. he / it (masculine nominative pronoun)

Descendants[edit]

  • Danish: han

Old Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hann.

Pronoun[edit]

han

  1. he

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

han (invariable, comparable)

  1. Han Chinese (referring to the largest ethnic group indigenous to China)

Noun[edit]

han m (plural han or hans)

  1. Han Chinese (member of the largest ethnic group indigenous to China)

Rohingya[edit]

Noun[edit]

han

  1. ear

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Turkish han.

Noun[edit]

han n (plural hanuri)

  1. inn

Declension[edit]

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Samoan Plantation Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English hand.

Noun[edit]

han

  1. arm
  2. hand

Usage notes[edit]

Only used to refer to a human; for an animal, the equivalent parts are all labelled as lek.

References[edit]

  • Ulrike Mosel, Tolai and Tok Pisin: the influence of the substratum on the development of New Guinea Pidgin (1980)
  • Mühlhäusler, Peter (1983). "Samoan Plantation Pidgin English and the origin of New Guinea Pidgin", in Ellen Woolford and William Washabaugh: The Social Context of Creolization, 28–76.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish خان(han), from Persian خانه(khâne, house).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hȃn m (Cyrillic spelling ха̑н)

  1. inn

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

han

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present indicative form of haber.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present indicative form of haber.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish han, from Old Norse hann, from Proto-Norse *hānaʀ (*hānaʀ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

han

  1. he, the third person singular, masculine, nominative case.
    Han är mycket stilig.
    He is very handsome.
  2. (informal, nonstandard or dialectal) him
    jag såg han
    I saw him.
    Synonym: honom (standard)

Declension[edit]


Tetum[edit]

Verb[edit]

han

  1. to eat

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English hand.

Noun[edit]

han

  1. hand
  2. arm
  3. foreleg (of an animal)
  4. wing (of a bird)
  5. branch (of a tree)
  6. branch (figurative)

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Ulrike Mosel, Tolai and Tok Pisin: the influence of the substratum on the development of New Guinea Pidgin (1980)
  • Mühlhäusler, Peter (1983). "Samoan Plantation Pidgin English and the origin of New Guinea Pidgin", in Ellen Woolford and William Washabaugh: The Social Context of Creolization, 28–76.

Turkish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish خان(han).

Noun[edit]

han (definite accusative hanı, plural hanlar)

  1. khan
  2. inn (for caravans)