kan

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

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.

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)

Breton[edit]

Noun[edit]

kan m

  1. song

Chuukese[edit]

Determiner[edit]

kan

  1. (possessive subject marker) these

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Danish[edit]

Verb[edit]

kan

  1. present tense of kunne

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[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)

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]

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]

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]

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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 (1999-2008) Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3, Leiden: Brill, ISBN 9789004115385, 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

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. linage

Declension[edit]

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