tahan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Malay tahan.

Verb[edit]

tahan (third-person singular simple present tahans, present participle tahaning, simple past and past participle tahaned)

  1. (Malaysia, Singapore, colloquial) To endure; to bear.

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Estonian[edit]

Verb[edit]

tahan

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tahtma

Malay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ta.han/
  • Hyphenation: ta‧han

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *taqan (to hold back, to keep in reserve). Cognate with Tagalog taan (to reserve, to save for other people for some future time).

Verb[edit]

tahan (Jawi spelling تاهن‎)

  1. to endure, to bear, to withstand, to resist
    tahan laparto endure hunger
    tahan sakitto endure the pain
  2. to be lasting, to be persisting (in)
  3. to be sufficient (for a certain period)
  4. (of an object) to be firm, to be strong
  5. (of a disease) to improve, to be on the mend
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *taqan, *taqen (to set a trap, to set a snare). Cognate with Tagalog taan (a kind of fish trap used for catching fish on coral reefs).

Verb[edit]

tahan (Jawi spelling تاهن‎)

  1. to cast a net (to catch fish), to set a trap (to catch animal, fish, etc.)
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Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

tahan (Jawi spelling تاهن‎, plural tahan-tahan, informal 1st possessive tahanku, impolite 2nd possessive tahanmu, 3rd possessive tahannya)

  1. (navigation) a rope installed from the top of a mast to the rear of a boat

Tagalog[edit]

Verb[edit]

tahan

  1. to stop crying