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Webster 1913 Edition


Nan

Nan

,
int
erj.
[For
anan
.]
Anan.
[Prov. Eng.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Nan

NAN

, a Welsh word signifying what, used as an interrogative. [This word has been extensively used within my memory by the common people of New England.]

Definition 2019


Nan

Nan

See also: Appendix:Variations of "nan"

English

Proper noun

Nan

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Ann and Nancy.

Anagrams

nan

nan

See also: Appendix:Variations of "nan"

English

Pronunciation

Noun

nan (plural nans)

  1. (Britain) Affectionate name for a grandmother.
Synonyms

Etymology 2

From Hindi नान (nān) / Urdu نان (nān), from Persian نان (nān).

Pronunciation

Noun

nan (plural nans)

  1. Alternative spelling of naan

Anagrams


Acehnese

Noun

nan

  1. name (word or phrase indicating a particular person, place, class or thing)

Franco-Provençal

Pronunciation

  • (Savoyard dialect) IPA(key): /ˈnɑ/
  • (Bressan dialect) IPA(key): /ˈnɔ̃/

Interjection

nan

  1. no

Antonyms

Adverb

nan

  1. no

Antonyms


French

Adverb

nan

  1. (informal) nah, nope

Synonyms

  • non (standard French)

Haitian Creole

Article

nan

  1. the (definite article)

Usage notes

This word is used only when the preceding word is singular and ends with a nasal consonant.

See also

Preposition

nan

  1. in

Japanese

Romanization

nan

  1. rōmaji reading of なん

Kurdish

Etymology

From Middle Persian LHMA (nān, bread, food)

Noun

nan m

  1. bread
  2. food

Synonyms

Verb

nan

  1. to ****, to copulate, to have sex with

Lojban

Rafsi

nan

  1. rafsi of snanu.

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [nan]

Noun

nan m (diminutive nancycko)

  1. father

Declension

Coordinate terms

  • maś (mother)
  • syn (son)
  • źowka (daughter)

Mandarin

Romanization

nan (Zhuyin ㄋㄢ˙)

  1. Nonstandard spelling of nān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of nán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of nǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of nàn.

Usage notes

  • 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.

Scottish Gaelic

Conjunction

nan

  1. if (subjunctive)
    Nan robh mi beartach, b'urrainn dhomh cheannaich taigh-mòr. - If I were rich, I could buy a mansion.
  2. whether (subjunctive)
    Biodh gràdh agam air fhathast nan robh e beartach neo bochd. - I would still love him whether he were rich or poor.

Usage notes

  • Before words beginning with b, f, m or p, the form nam is used instead.
  • Only used in the conditional tense, otherwise ma is used.
  • The negative form is mura.

Preposition

nan

  1. in their
    Bha iad nan cadal. - They were sleeping (literally They were in their sleep).

Usage notes

  • Before words beginning with b, f, m or p, the form nam is used instead.

Article

nan

  1. the

Usage notes

  • This form is used in the genitive plural.
  • Before words beginning with b, f, m or p, the form nam is used instead.

See also


Upper Sorbian

Noun

nan m

  1. father

Declension


Zazaki

Etymology

Compare Middle Persian LHMA (nān, bread, food)

Noun

nan ?

  1. bread
  2. food