slan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Slan (1940) by A. E. van Vogt, a science fiction novel about persecuted—yet physically, mentally and morally superiortelepathic mutant humans.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /slæn/
  • Rhymes: -æn
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

slan (plural slans)

  1. (dated, fandom slang) A fan of science fiction.
    • 1944, Speer, John Bristol, “F - Fascism”, in Fancyclopedia[1]:
      The idea of a national government, covering all the slan race and nobody else, is seen in the many drives for a general fan organization.
    • 1950 September, Charles Stuart Metchette, “Michigan Memories”, in Spacewarp[2], number 42, page 72–77:
      Here, at least once a month, the slans from Michigan gathered for sneak previews of forthcoming WARPS, to criticise some Rappian manuscript which Art was polishing for pro submission, or to talk about various subjects as fans are wont to do, and drink beer, pop, consume beans, dogs, chips, or eclairs.
    • 1955, Koestler, Arthur, The Trail of the Dinosaur and Other Essays, page 143:
      Fen gather in clubhouses called slanshacks, "slan" meaning a biologically mutated superman.

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Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *slahaną.

Verb[edit]

slān

  1. to hit, to beat

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Dutch: slâen
    • Dutch: slaan, slagen
    • Limburgish: slaon

Further reading[edit]

  • slān”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *solnъ. Compare sȏl.

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Adjective[edit]

slȃn (definite slȃnī, comparative slànijī, Cyrillic spelling сла̑н)

  1. salty, saline

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References[edit]

  • slan” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *solnъ, probably originally a past passive participle meaning "(having been) salted".

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Adjective[edit]

slȃn (comparative bȍlj slȃn, superlative nȁjbolj slȃn)

  1. salt, salty

Inflection[edit]

Hard
masculine feminine neuter
nom. sing. slán slána sláno
singular
masculine feminine neuter
nominative slán ind
sláni def
slána sláno
accusative nominativeinan or
genitive
anim
sláno sláno
genitive slánega sláne slánega
dative slánemu sláni slánemu
locative slánem sláni slánem
instrumental slánim sláno slánim
dual
masculine feminine neuter
nominative slána sláni sláni
accusative slána sláni sláni
genitive slánih slánih slánih
dative slánima slánima slánima
locative slánih slánih slánih
instrumental slánima slánima slánima
plural
masculine feminine neuter
nominative sláni sláne slána
accusative sláne sláne slána
genitive slánih slánih slánih
dative slánim slánim slánim
locative slánih slánih slánih
instrumental slánimi slánimi slánimi

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading[edit]

  • slan”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran