rayon

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹeɪɒn/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From French rayon.

Noun[edit]

rayon (countable and uncountable, plural rayons)

  1. A manufactured regenerated cellulosic fiber.
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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.

Azerbaijani[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rayon (definite accusative rayonu, plural rayonlar)

  1. district, rayon (second level subdivision unit ex-USSR countries).

Declension[edit]


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]

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: rayon

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From rai +‎ -on. Unrelated to rayer.

Noun[edit]

rayon m (plural rayons)

  1. ray, beam (of light, etc.) [from 1474]
  2. spoke (of wheel) [from 1538]
  3. (geometry) radius [from 1639]
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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle French royon, rayon, derived from Old French raie (honeycomb), ree (id.), from Frankish *hrātu (honeycomb). The "honeycomb" meaning is original, but the "shelf" meaning coincidentally happens to be attested earlier.

Noun[edit]

rayon m (plural rayons)

  1. honeycomb [from 1538]
  2. shelf (for books, merchandise, etc.) [from 1429]
    • 2021 April 24, “La Corée du Nord rouvre sa frontière avec la Chine [North Korea reopens its border with China]”, in Le Monde[2]:
      Les importations de ces dernières semaines sont principalement des engrais, afin d'éviter un nouveau recul de la production agricole. Mais réapparaissent aussi, dans des magasins de Pyongyang, des produits non essentiels (chocolat, fruits séchés, etc.), qui avaient disparu des rayons.
      Imports in recent weeks are primarily fertilizers, in order to prevent a further decline in agricultural production. But non-essential products (chocolate, dried fruits, etc.), which had disappeared from the shelves, are also reappearing in the shops of Pyongyang.
  3. department (of department store), section (of shop) [from 1841]
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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old French roion, reun, roïon, etc., equivalent to raie +‎ -on.

Noun[edit]

rayon m (plural rayons)

  1. (agriculture) row (for planting seeds in)

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈrajɔn]
  • Hyphenation: ra‧yon

Noun[edit]

rayon (plural rayon-rayon, first-person possessive rayonku, second-person possessive rayonmu, third-person possessive rayonnya)

  1. region, regional section or subdivision (e.g. of a school enrollment, of the area of operation of a business)
  2. raion: an administrative unit of some Eastern European and Asian states.

Affixed terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

rayon (plural rayon-rayon, first-person possessive rayonku, second-person possessive rayonmu, third-person possessive rayonnya)

  1. rayon: a manufactured regenerated cellulosic fiber.

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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