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  • jân, jann

From Arabic جَنّ (jann)


  1. Obsolete form of jinn.
  • jan ken po
  • JNA, Jna.
  • IPA(key): [dʒã˦ã˨]


  1. trap (device to catch animals)
  • 2007. The UCLA Phonetics Lab Archive. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Department of Linguistics.
  • IPA(key): (Southern) /xan/, [xãn]
  • IPA(key): (Northern) /jan/, [jãn]
    • (Biscayan) IPA(key): [d͡ʒan]
    • (Gipuzkoan) IPA(key): [xan]
    • (Navarrese) IPA(key): [jan]
    • (Navarro-Lapurdian) IPA(key): [ɟan]
    • (Souletin) IPA(key): [ʒan]

jan inan

  1. food
    Synonym: janari

jan du (imperfect participle jaten, future participle jango or janen, short form jan, verbal noun jate)

  1. to eat
  2. to eat away, corrode

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *quzan, from Proto-Austronesian *quzaN.


  1. rain (condensed water from a cloud)

Shortening of Joan.

  • IPA(key): (Central, Balearic) [ˈʒan]
  • IPA(key): (Valencia) [ˈd͡ʒan]

jan m (plural jans)

  1. Only used in bon jan
  • “jan” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.
  • “jan” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • yan, jain, yain, ian, iain

From Latin annus.

  • IPA(key): /jaŋ/

jan m (plural jain or jein)

  1. year
  • jein
  • IPA(key): /ʒɑ̃/

jan m (plural jans)

  1. Each of the two tables in trictrac
  • “jan”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.


  1. Rōmaji transcription of じゃん


  1. January; Abbreviation of januari.
  • jan - feb - mar - apr - maj - jun - jul - aug - sep - okt - nov - dec
  • nja

jan (Baybayin spelling ᜇ᜔ᜌᜈ᜔) (text messaging, colloquial)

  1. Alternative spelling of diyan
  • IPA(key): /d͡ʒã̀/


  1. to bang something with another
  2. (idiomatic) to fail an examination or test
  • jànmọ́

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