rayon

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From French rayon.

Noun[edit]

rayon

  1. A manufactured regenerated cellulosic fiber.

Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

rayon ‎(plural rayons)

  1. Alternative spelling of raion

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

rayon ‎(plural rayons)

  1. (obsolete) A ray or beam.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Edmund Spenser to this entry?)

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Noun[edit]

rayon

  1. region, rayon (second level subdivision unit in Ukraine, Russia and other ex-USSR countries).

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

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From rai +‎ -on.

Noun[edit]

rayon m ‎(plural rayons)

  1. (geometry) radius
  2. ray, beam (of light etc.)
  3. spoke (of wheel)

Etymology 2[edit]

Old French ree, from Frankish *hrāta ‎(honeycomb).

Noun[edit]

rayon m ‎(plural rayons)

  1. comb (of honey)
  2. shelf
  3. department (of department store), section (of shop)

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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

rayon m (plural rayons)

  1. ray, beam (of light etc.)
  2. spoke (of wheel)

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English rayon.

Noun[edit]

rayon m ‎(plural rayons)

  1. (Jersey) rayon