kan

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan (plural kans)

  1. Archaic form of khan.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese .

Noun[edit]

kan (plural kan)

  1. A Japanese unit of weight, approximately 8.267 lb.
    • 2000, Hideo Yamashita, Healthy Culture and Unhealthy Culture:
      After having subtracted the bad and uncollectable debt above, the net property was around 32000 kan of silver []

Anagrams[edit]


Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch kan, singular of kunnen, from Middle Dutch cunnen, from Old Dutch cunnan, from Proto-Germanic *kunnaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵneh₃-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

kan (present kan, past kon)

  1. can

Alak[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan

  1. (Harak) woman

Alternative forms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Awar[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan

  1. tree

Further reading[edit]

  • Catherine Levy, Language Research in Papua New Guinea: A Case Study of Awar (2005)

Bambara[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan

  1. (anatomy) neck

References[edit]


Basque[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan

  1. inessive singular of ka

Bikol Central[edit]

Preposition[edit]

kan

  1. Of—objective marker for nouns or phrases other than personal names.
    harong kan panadero
    house of the baker
    agom kan lalaki
    wife of the man

Breton[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan m

  1. song

Chuukese[edit]

Determiner[edit]

kan

  1. (possessive subject marker) these

Related terms[edit]


Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkʰanˀ], [ˈkʰan], [ˈkʰa]
  • Rhymes: -a

Verb[edit]

kan

  1. present of kunne

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɑn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kan
  • Rhymes: -ɑn

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch canne. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun[edit]

kan f (plural kannen, diminutive kannetje n)

  1. jug
  2. pot (for tea, coffee, etc.)
  3. can (cylindrical vessel)
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: kan
  • Japanese:

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French chan, from Medieval Latin canus, caanus, of Turkic origin, from Old Turkic xān (xān, Central Asian khan), probably ultimately of non-Turkic (Central Asian) origin.[1]

Noun[edit]

kan m (plural kannen, diminutive kannetje n)

  1. khan (Turkish or Mongol ruler)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

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]
  • (present singular): kunt (2 sg.)- more formal

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan m (plural kans)

  1. "khan"[2]

References[edit]


Gagauz[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *kiān (blood).

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]

Of unknown origin.[1]

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
non-attributive
possessive - singular
kané kanoké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
kanéi kanokéi
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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

kan

  1. Rōmaji transcription of かん
  2. Rōmaji transcription of カン

Kera[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Takács, Gábor (2007) Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3, Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, 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] []

Kholosi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit कर्ण (karṇá).

Noun[edit]

kan ?

  1. (anatomy) ear

References[edit]

  • Eric Anonby; Hassan Mohebi Bahmani (2014) , “Shipwrecked and Landlocked: Kholosi, an Indo-Aryan Language in South-west Iran”, in Cahier de Studia Iranica xx[2], pages 13-36

Lacandon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Mayan *kaahn.

Noun[edit]

kan

  1. snake

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Baer, Phillip; Baer, Mary; Chan Kꞌin, Manuel; Chan Kꞌin, Antonio (2018) Diccionaro maya lacandón (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 51)‎[3] (in Spanish), Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 93

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

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan

  1. plural of canne

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

kan

  1. present of kunne
  2. can; may; be able to
    kan ikkecannot, can't

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse kann.

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

kan

  1. present tense of kunna and kunne

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan m (definite singular kanen, indefinite plural kanar, definite plural kanane)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2005; superseded by khan

Romani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

kan m (plural kana)

  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 of kunna

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English cunt.

Noun[edit]

kan

  1. (vulgar) cunt (female genitalia)
  2. (vulgar) cunt (term of abuse)

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish قان(kan, blood), from Proto-Turkic *kiān (blood).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan (definite accusative kanı, plural kanlar)

  1. blood
  2. (dialectal) kitchen

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative kan
Definite accusative kanı
Singular Plural
Nominative kan kanlar
Definite accusative kanı kanları
Dative kana kanlara
Locative kanda kanlarda
Ablative kandan kanlardan
Genitive kanın kanların
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular kanım kanlarım
2nd singular kanın kanların
3rd singular kanı kanları
1st plural kanımız kanlarımız
2nd plural kanınız kanlarınız
3rd plural kanları kanları
Predicative forms
Singular Plural
1st singular kanım kanlarım
2nd singular kansın kanlarsın
3rd singular kan
kandır
kanlar
kanlardır
1st plural kanız kanlarız
2nd plural kansınız kanlarsınız
3rd plural kanlar kanlardır

Related terms[edit]


Yami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Malay makan (to eat).

Verb[edit]

kan

  1. to eat

Yoruba[edit]

Yoruba numbers (edit)
10
1 2  → 
    Cardinal: ọ̀kan
    Counting: oókan
    Adjectival: kan
    Ordinal: kìíní
    Adverbial: ẹ̀ẹ̀kan
    Distributive: ọ̀kọ̀ọ̀kan
    Collective: ọ̀kọ̀ọ̀kan

Etymology[edit]

Derived from oókan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

kan

  1. one

Derived terms[edit]


Yucatec Maya[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Mayan *koohng-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

kan

  1. four

References[edit]

  • Beltrán de Santa Rosa María, Pedro (1746) Arte de el idioma maya reducido a succintas reglas, y semilexicon yucateco (in Spanish), Mexico: Por la Biuda de D. Joseph Bernardo de Hogal, page 152: “Can. Quatro. 4.”
  • Montgomery, John (2004) Maya-English, English-Maya (Yucatec) Dictionary & Phrasebook, New York: Hippocrene Books, Inc., →ISBN, pages 60, 203