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Webster 1913 Edition


Han

Han

(hăn)
,
contr.
inf.
& plural p
res.
of
Haven
.
To have; have.
[Obs.]
Piers Plowman.
Him thanken all, and thus they
han
an end.
Chaucer.

Webster 1828 Edition


Han

HAN

, for have, in the plural.

Definition 2021


Han

Han

See also: han and Appendix:Variations of "han"

English

Proper noun

Han

  1. An imperial Chinese dynasty, ruling (with interruptions) from 206 BC to AD 220, marked by the expansion of the Yellow River's Huaxia culture to the recent conquests of the Qin and a flowering of economic, literary, and scientific development
  2. The Chinese ethnicity, when distinguished from other peoples of the Chinese state
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Etymology 2

From Mandarin Chinese (Hán), an ancient Chinese placename

Proper noun

Han

  1. An ancient Chinese county, viscounty, and kingdom of the Zhou dynasty and the QinHan interregnum
  2. The realm of this former state under other rulers
  3. (astronomy) The star Zeta Ophiuchi in traditional Chinese astronomy, named for this state

Etymology 3

Proper noun

Han

  1. A First Nations people of Canada and an Alaska Native Athabaskan people of the Athabaskan-speaking ethnolinguistic group.
  2. The Northern Athabaskan language spoken by the Han people, or Hän Hwëch'in, in Alaska and the Yukon.

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Turkish

Proper noun

Han

  1. A male given name

han

han

See also: Han and Appendix:Variations of "han"

Basque

Pronoun

han

  1. there

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -an

Verb

han

  1. third-person plural present indicative form of haver

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse hann (dative hánum).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /han/, [han]

Noun

han c (singular definite hannen, plural indefinite hanner)

  1. male, he

Inflection

Pronoun

han (genitive hans, accusative ham)

  1. he

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Galician

Verb

han

  1. third-person plural present indicative of haber

Gwich'in

Etymology

Cognate with Tlingit héen (water, river).

Noun

han

  1. river

Japanese

Romanization

han

  1. rōmaji reading of はん

Khasi

Noun

han

  1. duck

Mandarin

Romanization

han

  1. Nonstandard spelling of hān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of hán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of hǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of hàn.

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.

Middle English

Verb

han

  1. (transitive) To have; have - Piers Plowman.

Norman

Etymology

From Old Norse hampr.

Noun

han m (plural hans)

  1. (Jersey) galangal

Norwegian Bokmål

Pronunciation

Pronoun

han

  1. he, him

Usage notes

Traditionally, the word for him in bokmål is ham. However, as most people use only han in regular conversations, it used to be a somewhat common mistake when writing bokmål. It is now allowed to use either han and ham as the object form. Additionally, nynorsk uses almost exclusively han as both subject and object form, though honom is a rarely used correct object form. Ham is not an allowed word in nynorsk.

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /han/ (example of pronunciation)

Pronoun

han

  1. he (third person singular, masculine)

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Old Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse hann.

Pronoun

han

  1. he / it (masculine nominative pronoun)

Descendants


Old Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse hann.

Pronoun

han

  1. he

Declension

Descendants


Portuguese

Adjective

han (invariable, comparable)

  1. Han Chinese (referring to the largest ethnic group indigenous to China)

Noun

han m (plural han or hans)

  1. Han Chinese (member of the largest ethnic group indigenous to China)

Rohingya

Noun

han

  1. ear

Samoan Plantation Pidgin

Etymology

From English hand.

Noun

han

  1. arm
  2. hand

Usage notes

Only used to refer to a human; for an animal, the equivalent parts are all labelled as lek.

References

  • Ulrike Mosel, Tolai and Tok Pisin: the influence of the substratum on the development of New Guinea Pidgin (1980)
  • Mühlhäusler, Peter (1983). "Samoan Plantation Pidgin English and the origin of New Guinea Pidgin", in Ellen Woolford and William Washabaugh: The Social Context of Creolization, 28–76.

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Ottoman Turkish خان (han), from Persian خانه (khâne, house).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /xâːn/
  • Rhymes: -âːn

Noun

hȃn m (Cyrillic spelling ха̑н)

  1. inn

Declension


Spanish

Verb

han

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present indicative form of haber.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present indicative form of haber.

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish han, from Old Norse hann, from Proto-Norse *hānaʀ (*hānaʀ).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /hanː/
  • Homophone: hann

Pronoun

han

  1. he, the third person singular, masculine, nominative case.
  2. (archaic or dialect) him (in standard Swedish, this is honom)
    jag såg han or ja' såg'en/'an/'n (standard Swedish: jag såg honom)
    I saw him

Declension


Tetum

Verb

han

  1. to eat

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English hand.

Noun

han

  1. hand
  2. arm
  3. foreleg (of an animal)
  4. wing (of a bird)
  5. branch (of a tree)
  6. branch (figurative)

Derived terms

References

  • Ulrike Mosel, Tolai and Tok Pisin: the influence of the substratum on the development of New Guinea Pidgin (1980)
  • Mühlhäusler, Peter (1983). "Samoan Plantation Pidgin English and the origin of New Guinea Pidgin", in Ellen Woolford and William Washabaugh: The Social Context of Creolization, 28–76.

Turkish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /han/

Noun

han (definite accusative }}}, plural }}})

  1. khan
  2. inn (for caravans)