kan

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See also: Kan., kān, kǎn, kàn, kán, k'an, and k'än

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan ‎(plural kans)

  1. Archaic form of khan.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch kan.

Verb[edit]

kan ‎(present kan, past kon)

  1. can

Breton[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan m

  1. song

Chuukese[edit]

Determiner[edit]

kan

  1. (possessive subject marker) these

Related terms[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan c ‎(plural kannen, diminutive kannetje n)

  1. jug
  2. pot (tea, coffee)
  3. can (cylindrical vessel)

Verb[edit]

kan

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of kunnen
  2. imperative of kunnen
  3. (archaic) plural imperative of kunnen

Synonyms[edit]

  • (2) kunt - more formal

Gagauz[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan ‎(definite accusative {{{1}}}, plural {{{2}}})

  1. blood

German[edit]

Verb[edit]

kan

  1. Obsolete spelling of kann

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French quand.

Adverb[edit]

kan

  1. when

Synonyms[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan ‎(plural kanok)

  1. male (of dogs)
  2. boar

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative kan kanok
accusative kant kanokat
dative kannak kanoknak
instrumental kannal kanokkal
causal-final kanért kanokért
translative kanná kanokká
terminative kanig kanokig
essive-formal kanként kanokként
essive-modal
inessive kanban kanokban
superessive kanon kanokon
adessive kannál kanoknál
illative kanba kanokba
sublative kanra kanokra
allative kanhoz kanokhoz
elative kanból kanokból
delative kanról kanokról
ablative kantól kanoktól
Possessive forms of kan
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. kanom kanjaim
2nd person sing. kanod kanjaid
3rd person sing. kanja kanjai
1st person plural kanunk kanjaink
2nd person plural kanotok kanjaitok
3rd person plural kanjuk kanjaik

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kan

  1. rōmaji reading of かん
  2. rōmaji reading of カン

Kera[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3: m- (2007, ISBN 9789004164123), page 201:
    [] we should carefully distinguish the following Ch. roots from AA *m-ˀ "water" [GT]:
    (1) Ch. *h-m "water" [GT]: [] Kwang kàām [Jng.], Kera kan [Ebert] []

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

kan

  1. rafsi of kansa.

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of bukan

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

kan

  1. isn't it?

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of kān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of kǎn.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of kàn.

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.

Mauritian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French quand.

Adverb[edit]

kan

  1. when

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

kan

  1. present tense of kunne
  2. can; may; be able to
  3. kan ikke - cannot, can't

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

kan

  1. present tense of kunna/kunne

Romani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit कर्ण ‎(kárṇa, ear). Cognate with Hindi कान ‎(kān) and Punjabi ਕੰਨ ‎(kann, ear).

Noun[edit]

kan m ‎(plural kan)

  1. ear

Seimat[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan

  1. water; fresh water

References[edit]

  • Beata Wozna, Theresa Wilson, Seimat Grammar Essentials (2005)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kȃn m ‎(Cyrillic spelling ка̑н)

  1. khan

Declension[edit]


Somali[edit]

Determiner[edit]

kan

  1. this (masculine)

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

kan

  1. present tense of kunna

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Turkic kan (“blood”), from Proto-Turkic *kān, *Kiān ‎(blood).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan ‎(definite accusative kanı, plural kanlar)

  1. blood
  2. linage

Derived terms[edit]