nano

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See also: ñaño, nano-, -nano, nanó-, and Nan'ō

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nano-, from Latin nānus, from Ancient Greek νᾶνος (nânos).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnænəʊ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ænəʊ

Noun[edit]

nano (countable and uncountable, plural nanos)

  1. (uncountable, often attributive) Clipping of nanotechnology
    • 2012 May 22, Jacy Meyer, “To Czech Industry, Everything Is Nano”, in The International Herald Tribune[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      The Czech government is actively supporting the nano industry through the participation of ministries and universities in research and development programs.
  2. (countable, science fiction) A nanotechnological device, such as a computer
  3. (countable, science fiction) A nanoscale device, such as a robot
  4. (countable) Clipping of nanosecond.
  5. (countable) Clipping of nanometre.

Adjective[edit]

nano (not comparable)

  1. Clipping of nanoscale.
  2. Clipping of nanotechnological.

References[edit]

  • (nanotechnology): OED 2003

Anagrams[edit]


Asturian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nano

  1. neuter singular of nanu

Basque[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Basque, from Latin nānus (dwarf), from Ancient Greek νᾶνος (nânos, dwarf).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nano (comparative nanoago, superlative nanoen, excessive nanoegi)

  1. dwarf, miniature, minuscule
    Synonym: txatxar

Declension[edit]

Declension of nano (adjective, ending in vowel)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive nano nanoa nanoak
ergative nanok nanoak nanoek
dative nanori nanoari nanoei
genitive nanoren nanoaren nanoen
comitative nanorekin nanoarekin nanoekin
causative nanorengatik nanoarengatik nanoengatik
benefactive nanorentzat nanoarentzat nanoentzat
instrumental nanoz nanoaz nanoez
inessive anim. nanorengan nanoarengan nanoengan
inanim. nanotan nanoan nanoetan
locative anim.
inanim. nanotako nanoko nanoetako
allative anim. nanorengana nanoarengana nanoengana
inanim. nanotara nanora nanoetara
terminative anim. nanorenganaino nanoarenganaino nanoenganaino
inanim. nanotaraino nanoraino nanoetaraino
directive anim. nanorenganantz nanoarenganantz nanoenganantz
inanim. nanotarantz nanorantz nanoetarantz
destinative anim. nanorenganako nanoarenganako nanoenganako
inanim. nanotarako nanorako nanoetarako
ablative anim. nanorengandik nanoarengandik nanoengandik
inanim. nanotatik nanotik nanoetatik
partitive nanorik
prolative nanotzat

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

nano inan or anim

  1. (animate) dwarf, midget
    Synonym: ipotx
  2. (inanimate, astronomy) dwarf star

Declension[edit]

Declension of nano (animate and inanimate, ending in vowel)
indefinite singular plural
absolutive nano nanoa nanoak
ergative nanok nanoak nanoek
dative nanori nanoari nanoei
genitive nanoren nanoaren nanoen
comitative nanorekin nanoarekin nanoekin
causative nanorengatik nanoarengatik nanoengatik
benefactive nanorentzat nanoarentzat nanoentzat
instrumental nanoz nanoaz nanoez
inessive anim. nanorengan nanoarengan nanoengan
inanim. nanotan nanoan nanoetan
locative anim.
inanim. nanotako nanoko nanoetako
allative anim. nanorengana nanoarengana nanoengana
inanim. nanotara nanora nanoetara
terminative anim. nanorenganaino nanoarenganaino nanoenganaino
inanim. nanotaraino nanoraino nanoetaraino
directive anim. nanorenganantz nanoarenganantz nanoenganantz
inanim. nanotarantz nanorantz nanoetarantz
destinative anim. nanorenganako nanoarenganako nanoenganako
inanim. nanotarako nanorako nanoetarako
ablative anim. nanorengandik nanoarengandik nanoengandik
inanim. nanotatik nanotik nanoetatik
partitive nanorik
prolative nanotzat

Further reading[edit]

  • "nano" in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia [Dictionary of the Basque Academy], euskaltzaindia.eus
  • nano” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia [General Basque Dictionary], euskaltzaindia.eus

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Variant of nan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nano m (plural nanos, feminine nana)

  1. (colloquial) Synonym of nen (boy)
    • 2019 October 16, Manuel Jabois, “Barcelona no crema bé, viatge al final de la nit”, in El País[2]:
      Un grup de manifestants, liderat per nanos emboçats i amb el cap cobert per caputxes de dessuadora fosca i, a 50 metres, una filera de Mossos quiets, parapetats en escuts.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nānus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈnano]
  • Rhymes: -ano
  • Hyphenation: na‧no

Noun[edit]

nano (accusative singular nanon, plural nanoj, accusative plural nanojn)

  1. dwarf, pygmy
  2. (astronomy) dwarf star (star of relatively small size)

Derived terms[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nānus, from Ancient Greek νᾶνος (nânos).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈna.no/
  • Rhymes: -ano
  • Hyphenation: nà‧no

Adjective[edit]

nano (feminine nana, masculine plural nani, feminine plural nane)

  1. dwarfish

Noun[edit]

nano m (plural nani, feminine nana)

  1. dwarf, midget
  2. (informal, often offensive) shorty (etc.)

Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

(Classical) IPA(key): /ˈnaː.noː/, [ˈnäːnoː]

Noun[edit]

nānō

  1. dative/ablative singular of nānus

Masbatenyo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *anu, from Proto-Austronesian *(na-)nu.

Pronoun[edit]

nano

  1. (interrogative) what

Meriam[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

nano

  1. breast

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Rhymes: (Portugal) -ɐnu, (Brazil) -ɐ̃nu
  • Hyphenation: na‧no

Verb[edit]

nano

  1. first-person singular present indicative of nanar

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of enano (dwarf).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnano/ [ˈna.no]
  • Rhymes: -ano
  • Syllabification: na‧no

Noun[edit]

nano m (plural nanos)

  1. man, dude

Tocharian B[edit]

Adverb[edit]

nano

  1. again, once more