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

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French rayon.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /raːˈjɔn/, /rɛˈjɔn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ra‧y‧on

Noun[edit]

rayon n (plural rayons, diminutive rayonnetje n)

  1. region, regional section or subdivision (e.g. of a city or local government, of the area of operation of a business)

Derived terms[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From rai +‎ on. Unrelated to rayer.

Noun[edit]

rayon m (plural rayons)

  1. (geometry) radius
  2. ray, beam (of light etc.)
  3. spoke (of wheel)
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

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]

Borrowed from English rayon.

Noun[edit]

rayon m (plural rayons)

  1. (Jersey) rayon