lân

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Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from (“phosphorus”).

Noun[edit]

lân

  1. (dated) phosphorus
Usage notes[edit]
  • lân is only used in lân tinh (phosphorus, now dated), and when referring to fertilizer, as in NPK, also known as đạm-lân-kali ("nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium")
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of qilin.

Noun[edit]

(classifier con) lân

  1. the qilin, one of the four sacred beasts, along with the dragon, the tortoise and the fenghuang

Etymology 3[edit]

(This etymology is missing. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb[edit]

lân

  1. (only in compounds) to encroach

Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lân

  1. Soft mutation of glân.

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian land, lond, from Proto-Germanic *landą, from Proto-Indo-European *lendʰ- (land, heath).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lân n (plural lannen, diminutive lantsje)

  1. land
  2. country

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • lân”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011