wan

wan

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English

Etymology 1

From Middle English wan, wanne (grey, leaden; pale grey, ashen; blue-black (like a bruise); dim, faint; dark, gloomy), from Old English ƿann (dark, dusky), from Proto-Germanic *wannaz (dark, swart), of uncertain origin. Cognate with Old Frisian wann, wonn (dark).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /wɒn/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /wɑn/
  • (obsolete) IPA(key): /wæn/
  • Rhymes: -ɒn

Adjective

wan (comparative wanner, superlative wannest)

  1. Pale, sickly-looking.
  2. Dim, faint.
  3. Bland, uninterested.
Synonyms
  • (sickly pale): see also Thesaurus:pallid
Derived terms
  • wanly
  • wanness
Translations

Noun

wan (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being wan; wanness.

Etymology 2

Eye dialect spelling of one. Sense 2 (“girl or woman”) possibly as a result of the phrase your wan as a counterpart to your man.

Noun

wan (plural wans)

  1. Eye dialect spelling of one, representing Ireland English.
  2. (Ireland) A girl or woman.

Etymology 3

An inflected form.

Verb

wan

  1. (obsolete) simple past tense and past participle of win.

References

Anagrams

  • NWA, awn, naw

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɑn

Etymology 1

Ultimately from Latin vannus.

Noun

wan f or m (plural wannen, diminutive wannetje n)

  1. winnowing basket

Etymology 2

Verb

wan

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

Gothic

Romanization

wan

  1. Romanization of 𐍅𐌰𐌽

Japanese

Romanization

wan

  1. Rōmaji transcription of わん

Mandarin

Romanization

wan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of wān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of wán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of wǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of wàn.

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.

Nigerian Pidgin

Etymology

From English want.

Verb

wan

  1. want, want to

Noone

Noun

wan (plural boom)

  1. child

References

  • R. Blench, Beboid Comparative

North Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian winna, which derives from Proto-Germanic *winnaną.

Verb

wan

  1. (Föhr-Amrum Dialect) to win

Conjugation



Old English

Alternative forms

  • wann, ƿan

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wɑn/

Verb

wan

  1. third-person singular of winnan
    (Beowulf ll. 151-2)

Pipil

Pronunciation

  • (standard) IPA(key): /waŋ/

Relational

-wan

  1. with, in relation to

Declension

Conjunction

wan

  1. and, but

Scots

Numeral

wan

  1. (West Central Scots) one.

Sranan Tongo

Etymology 1

From English one.

Number

wan

  1. one

Etymology 2

Verb

wan

  1. Alternative form of wani

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English one.

Noun

wan

  1. The number one.

Numeral

wan

  1. One. Used with units of measurement and in times: wan aua, wan klok. See also wanpela.

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