saun

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Noun[edit]

saun (plural sauns)

  1. A male elephant that is not part of a herd; a rogue.
    • 1810, Decoy Elephants Catching a Male, in Enos Bronson (editor), Select Reviews of Literature, and Spirit of Foreign Magazines, Volume 3, page 123,
      Though on some occasions the mahouts accompany the koomkies up to the saun, yet it is safer, and generally the most sure and easy mode, for them to dismount in some contiguous cover with their blankets and ropes, leading the koomkies to the saun, towards which they proceed in the most cunning style.

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Estonian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *sakna, possibly from Proto-Germanic *stakkaz (a barn; rick; haystack), cognate with English stack, Old Norse stakkr (stack) and dialectal Swedish stake (hearth, fireplace). Possibly also from Proto-Germanic *sāpnaz (a place of soap). Cognate with Finnish sauna, Livvi saunu, Livonian sōna and Northern Sami suovdnji (a pit dug in snow).[1]

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Noun[edit]

saun (genitive sauna, partitive sauna)

  1. sauna
    1. A heated building or room made for sweating and washing.
      Spaas on ka mitu sauna ja jõusaal.
      The spa has also many saunas and a gym.
    2. The act of using a sauna.
      Pärast trenni on hea saunas käia
      It feels great to have a sauna after a workout.

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saun

  1. Alternative form of saunz

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English sound.

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saun

  1. sound

Volapük[edit]

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saun

  1. health