tuan

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

tuan (plural tuans)

  1. The brush-tailed phascogale, Phascogale tapoatafa.

Anagrams[edit]


Bavarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German tuon, from Old High German tuon, from Proto-West Germanic *dōn. Cognates include German tun and Luxembourgish doen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Vienna) IPA(key): /ˈtua̯n/
  • Hyphenation: tuan

Verb[edit]

tuan

  1. (Vienna, transitive) to do
    • 2014, “Schau ma mal [Let's just see]”, performed by Wiener Blond:
      Weil vom zu vü tuan, krieg'ma ja ollaweil nua an Zurn.
      Because from doing too much, we'll only get angry.
    • 2015, “Wien wort auf di [Vienna waits for you]”, performed by Granada:
      Hast so vü z'tuan, aber net genug Zeit dafür.
      You have so much to do, but not enought time for it.

References[edit]

  • Maria Hornung; Sigmar Grüner (2002), “duan”, in Wörterbuch der Wiener Mundart, 2nd edition, ÖBV & HPT
  • Petr Šubrt (2010) Wiener dialekt (master thesis), Masaryk University, page 89

Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Malay tuan, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qatuan (deity). Doublet of tuhan.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈtuan]
  • Hyphenation: tu‧an

Noun[edit]

tuan (plural tuan-tuan, first-person possessive tuanku, second-person possessive tuanmu, third-person possessive tuannya)

  1. master, lord.
    1. someone who has control over something or someone.
      Antonyms: hamba, abdi, budak
    2. someone who employs others.
      Synonyms: kepala, majikan, pemilik
  2. mister (title of adult male)

Pronoun[edit]

tuan

  1. (formal) second person personal pronoun

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Further reading[edit]


Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *qatuan (deity). Doublet of tuhan.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tuan (Jawi spelling توان‎, plural tuan-tuan, informal 1st possessive tuanku, impolite 2nd possessive tuanmu, 3rd possessive tuannya)

  1. master, lord
  2. mister (title of adult male)
    Synonym: encik

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Indonesian: tuan
  • Min Nan: (toān, master, mister)[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Salmon Claudine. Malay (and Javanese) Loan-words in Chinese as a Mirror of Cultural Exchanges. In: Archipel, volume 78, 2009. pp. 181-208

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tuan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of tuān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of tuán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of tuǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of tuàn.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Tetum[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(ma-)tuqah, compare Malay tua.

Adjective[edit]

tuan

  1. old (of things)