traan

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch traan, from Middle Dutch trâen, from Old Dutch trān, from Proto-Germanic *trahnuz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

traan (plural trane, diminutive traantjie)

  1. tear, teardrop

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /traːn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: traan
  • Rhymes: -aːn

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch trâen, from Old Dutch trān, from Proto-Germanic *trahnuz. Cognate with German Träne (tear) and Tran (fish oil).

Noun[edit]

traan m or f (plural tranen, diminutive traantje n)

  1. tear (in the eye)
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: traan

Noun[edit]

traan m or f (uncountable)

  1. fish oil
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

traan

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tranen
  2. imperative of tranen