mandarin

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See also: Mandarin and mandarín

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmæn.dər.ɪn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmæn.dɚ.ɪn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: man‧da‧rin

Etymology 1[edit]

From Portuguese mandarim, mandarij, from Malay menteri, manteri, and its source, Sanskrit मन्त्रिन् ‎(mantrin, minister, councillor), from मन्त्र ‎(mantra, counsel, maxim, mantra) + -इन् ‎(-in, an agent suffix).

Noun[edit]

mandarin ‎(plural mandarins)

  1. (historical) A high government bureaucrat of the Chinese Empire.
  2. A pedantic or elitist bureaucrat.
  3. (often pejorative) A pedantic senior person of influence in academia or literary circles.
  4. A mandarin duck.
  5. (informal, Britain) A senior civil servant.
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Adjective[edit]

mandarin ‎(comparative more mandarin, superlative most mandarin)

  1. Pertaining to or reminiscent of mandarins; deliberately superior or complex; esoteric, highbrow, obscurantist. [from 20th c.]
    • 1979, John Le Carré, Smiley's People, Folio Society 2010, p. 58:
      A mandarin impassivity had descended over Smiley's face. The earlier emotion was quite gone.
    • 2007, Marina Warner, ‘Doubly Damned’, London Review of Books 29:3, p. 26:
      Though alert to riddles' strong roots in vernacular narrative, Cook's tastes are mandarin, and she gives a loving account of Wallace Stevens's meditations on the life of poetic images and simile […].

Etymology 2[edit]

From French mandarine, feminine of mandarin, probably formed as Etymology 1, above, from the yellow colour of the mandarins' costume.

Noun[edit]

mandarin ‎(plural mandarins)

  1. A mandarin orange; a small, sweet citrus fruit.
  2. A mandarin orange tree, Citrus reticulata.
  3. An orange colour.
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Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish mandarín.

Noun[edit]

mandarin

  1. mandarin (fruit)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary][1], Simferopol: Dolya, ISBN 966-7980-89-8

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese mandarim.

Noun[edit]

mandarin c (singular definite mandarinen, plural indefinite mandariner)

  1. mandarin (Chinese Imperial bureaucrat)
  2. mandarin orange, mandarin (a small, sweet citrus fruit)

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

mandarin n

  1. Mandarin

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Danish mandarin, from Dutch mandorijn or Portuguese mandarim, mandarij, from Malay menteri, manteri, from Hindi mantri [script needed], from Sanskrit मन्त्रिन् ‎(mantrin, minister, councillor), from मन्त्र ‎(mantra, counsel, maxim, mantra) + -इन् ‎(-in, an agent suffix).

Noun[edit]

mandarin f (genitive singular mandarinar, plural mandarinir)

  1. mandarin orange, mandarin (a small, sweet citrus fruit)

Declension[edit]

Declension of mandarin
f2 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative mandarin mandarinin mandarinir mandarinirnar
accusative mandarin mandarinina mandarinir mandarinirnar
dative mandarin mandarinini mandarinum mandarinunum
genitive mandarinar mandarinarinnar mandarina mandarinanna

Noun[edit]

mandarin n (genitive singular mandarins)

  1. Mandarin

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative mandarin
Accusative mandarin
Dative mandarini
Genitive mandarins

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mandarin m ‎(feminine singular mandarine, masculine plural mandarins, feminine plural mandarines)

  1. mandarin (of the former Chinese empire)

Noun[edit]

mandarin m ‎(uncountable)

  1. Mandarin (language)

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɒndɒrin/
  • Hyphenation: man‧da‧rin

Adjective[edit]

mandarin (not comparable)

  1. mandarin (fruit)

Noun[edit]

mandarin ‎(plural mandarinok)

  1. (historical) mandarin
  2. (singular only) Mandarin (language)
  3. mandarin (fruit)
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Declension[edit]

Inflection (plural in -ok, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative mandarin mandarinok
accusative mandarint mandarinokat
dative mandarinnak mandarinoknak
instrumental mandarinnal mandarinokkal
causal-final mandarinért mandarinokért
translative mandarinná mandarinokká
terminative mandarinig mandarinokig
essive-formal mandarinként mandarinokként
essive-modal
inessive mandarinban mandarinokban
superessive mandarinon mandarinokon
adessive mandarinnál mandarinoknál
illative mandarinba mandarinokba
sublative mandarinra mandarinokra
allative mandarinhoz mandarinokhoz
elative mandarinból mandarinokból
delative mandarinról mandarinokról
ablative mandarintól mandarinoktól
Possessive forms of mandarin
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. mandarinom mandarinjaim
2nd person sing. mandarinod mandarinjaid
3rd person sing. mandarinja mandarinjai
1st person plural mandarinunk mandarinjaink
2nd person plural mandarinotok mandarinjaitok
3rd person plural mandarinjuk mandarinjaik

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit मन्त्रिन् ‎(mantrin, minister, councillor), Malay menteri, manteri, and Portuguese mandarim.

Noun[edit]

mandarin m ‎(definite singular mandarinen, indefinite plural mandariner, definite plural mandarinene)

  1. (uncountable) Mandarin (official language in China)
  2. a mandarin ((formerly) a Chinese official; (now) a bureaucrat)
  3. (fruit) a mandarin or mandarin orange

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit मन्त्रिन् ‎(mantrin, minister, councillor), Malay menteri, manteri, and Portuguese mandarim.

Noun[edit]

mandarin m ‎(definite singular mandarinen, indefinite plural mandarinar, definite plural mandarinane)

  1. (uncountable) Mandarin (official language in China)
  2. a mandarin ((formerly) a Chinese official; (now) a bureaucrat)
  3. (fruit) a mandarin or mandarin orange

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mandǎriːn/
  • Hyphenation: man‧da‧rin

Noun[edit]

mandàrīn m ‎(Cyrillic spelling манда̀рӣн)

  1. mandarin (Chinese Imperial bureaucrat)

Declension[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mandarin c

  1. mandarin orange
  2. (historical) mandarin; a high government bureaucrat of the Chinese Empire.
  3. (non-inflectable, not comparable) Mandarin

Declension[edit]

Inflection of mandarin 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mandarin mandarinen mandariner mandarinerna
Genitive mandarins mandarinens mandariners mandarinernas