wan

wan

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English Online Dictionary. What means wan‎? What does wan mean?

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 wann (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.
    Synonyms: ashen, pasty; see also Thesaurus:pallid
  2. Dim, faint.
    Synonyms: dull, dun, leaden, uncolorful
    Antonyms: colorful, colorific, coloury; see also Thesaurus:multicolored
  3. Bland, uninterested.
    Synonyms: insipid, lackluster; see also Thesaurus:boring
Derived terms
  • wanly
  • wanness
  • wanthriven
Translations

Noun

wan (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being wan; wanness.
    Synonyms: achromatism, decolouration, paleness, pallidity, pallor

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. Pronunciation spelling of one, representing Ireland English.
  2. (Ireland) A girl or woman.
    Synonyms: lass, maid; see also Thesaurus:girl, Thesaurus:woman
Derived terms
  • cubewano

Etymology 3

An inflected form.

Verb

wan

  1. (obsolete) simple past of win.

References

Anagrams

  • NWA, awn, naw

Ainu

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ɰᵝan]

Numeral

wan (Kana spelling ワン)

  1. ten

Atong (India)

Etymology

From English one.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wan/

Numeral

wan (Bengali script ৱান)

  1. one

Synonyms

  • sa
  • rongsa
  • eek

References

  • van Breugel, Seino. 2015. Atong-English dictionary, second edition. Available online: https://www.academia.edu/487044/Atong_English_Dictionary. Stated in Appendix 2.

Bislama

Etymology

From English one.

Numeral

wan

  1. one

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

Fanagalo

Etymology

Borrowed from English one.

Numeral

wan

  1. one

Gothic

Romanization

wan

  1. Romanization of 𐍅𐌰𐌽

Jamaican Creole

Etymology

Derived from English one.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wãn/

Numeral

wan

  1. one

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wã/

Article

wan

  1. a, an (indefinite article)

Alternative spelling

  • wahn

Further reading

  • wan at majstro.com

Japanese

Romanization

wan

  1. Rōmaji transcription of わん
  2. Rōmaji transcription of ワン

Jingpho

Etymology 1

Inherited from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *bʷar ~ *pʷar (burn; fire; kindle; roast) (STEDT).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wan˧˩/

Noun

wan

  1. fire
  2. lamp; light; lantern

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Mandarin (wǎn, “bowl”).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wan˧˧/

Noun

wan

  1. bowl

Classifier

wan

  1. Classifier for the quantity of a bowl: bowlful

References

  • Xu, Xijian (徐悉艰); Xiao, Jiacheng (肖家成); Yue, Xiangkun (岳相昆); Dai, Qingxia (戴庆厦) (December 1983), “wan”, in 景汉辞典 [Jingpho-Chinese Dictionary], Kunming: Yunnan Nationalities Publishing House, pages 868-869

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

  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Maranao

Verb

wan

  1. to fear

References

  • A Maranao Dictionary, by Howard P. McKaughan and Batua A. Macaraya

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English wann (dark), from Proto-Germanic *wannaz, of uncertain origin.

Adjective

wan

  1. wan (pallid, sickly)
  2. wan (dim, faint)
Alternative forms
  • wane, wanne, won, wonne, wone
Descendants
  • English: wan
  • Scots: wan

References

  • “wan, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Etymology 2

Noun

wan (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of wane (deprivation)

Etymology 3

Adjective

wan

  1. Alternative form of wane

Etymology 4

Noun

wan (uncountable)

  1. (Northern) Alternative form of vein (that which is vain)

Etymology 5

Pronoun

wan

  1. Alternative form of whan

Etymology 6

Noun

wan (plural wanes)

  1. (Northern, Early Middle English) Alternative form of wone (dwelling)

Etymology 7

Noun

wan (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of wane (woeful state)

Etymology 8

Noun

wan (plural wanes)

  1. Alternative form of wone (choice)

Etymology 9

Noun

wan (plural wanes)

  1. Alternative form of wayn (wagon)

Etymology 10

Verb

wan (third-person singular simple present waneth, present participle wanende, wanynge, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle waned)

  1. Alternative form of wanen

Etymology 11

Adverb

wan

  1. Alternative form of whenne

Conjunction

wan

  1. Alternative form of whenne

Etymology 12

Adverb

wan

  1. Alternative form of whanne

Conjunction

wan

  1. Alternative form of whanne

Etymology 13

Verb

wan

  1. Alternative form of wanne: singular simple past of winnen
  2. Alternative form of wonnen: plural simple past of winnen

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


Okinawan

Romanization

wan

  1. Rōmaji transcription of わん

Old English

Alternative forms

  • wann

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wɔn/

Verb

wan

  1. third-person singular of winnan
    Grendel wan hwile wið Hroþgar.Grendel long fought against Hrothgar. (Beowulf ll. 151-2)

Old Javanese

Etymology

Unknown. (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wan/
  • Rhymes: -wan

Root

wan

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {}.

Alternative forms

  • *hwan
  • *on

Derived terms

Further reading

  • "wan" in P.J. Zoetmulder with the collaboration of S.O. Robson, Old Javanese-English Dictionary. 's-Gravenhage: M. Nijhoff, 1982.

Pipil

Pronunciation

  • (standard) IPA(key): /waŋ/

Noun

-wan

  1. with, in relation to

Declension

Conjunction

wan

  1. and, but

Scots

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wan/, /wɑn/

Numeral

wan

  1. (West Central, Orkney) 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.

Coordinate terms

Derived terms

  • wanbel
  • wanblut
  • wande
  • wanhaus
  • wankain
  • wanlain
  • wanmak
  • wanpes
  • wanpela
  • wanpilai
  • wanpisin
  • wanples
  • wanskul
  • wantaim
  • wantok
  • wantu
  • wanwan
  • wanwande
  • wanwok

Wutunhua

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [wɛ̃]

Etymology 1

From Mandarin (wán).

Verb

wan

  1. to play

Etymology 2

From Mandarin (wǎn).

Noun

wan

  1. bowl

References

  • Erika Sandman (2016) A Grammar of Wutun[2], University of Helsinki (PhD), →ISBN

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