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Chan

Chan

See also: Appendix:Variations of "chan"

English

Proper noun

Chan

  1. A surname of Chinese origin.
  2. Zen Buddhism.

Tagalog

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /chan/

Etymology

Min Nan Hokkien (Tân) and (Chan).

Proper noun

Chan

  1. A surname of Chinese origin.

chan

chan

See also: Appendix:Variations of "chan"

English

Noun

chan (plural chans)

  1. (Internet, informal) An IRC channel.
    • 1997, "Dominic Donegan", Is there a #nethack chan on IRC? (on newsgroup rec.games.roguelike.nethack)
      I tried, but I never get anyone in the chan! I don't know how/where to advertise... maybe we should set up a meeting time or something?
    • 1999, "Jonny Durango", IMPORTANT NEWS FOR AHM IRC CHAN!!! (on newsgroup alt.hackers.malicious)
      If you don't have your password set within a week I'll remove you from the userlist and I'll add you again next time I see you in the chan and make sure you set a pass.
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From 4chan, a popular imageboard; ultimately from channel.

Noun

chan (plural chans)

  1. (Internet, informal) An imageboard.

Ch'orti'

Noun

chan

  1. snake

Galician

Etymology

From Latin plānum. Compare Portuguese chão, Spanish llano.

Noun

chan m (plural chans)

  1. floor

Irish

Etymology 1

From Middle Irish nocon, nochon, from Old Irish nícon, nacon, from con.

Pronunciation

  • (before a, o, u, fha, fho, fhu) IPA(key): [xan̪ˠ]
  • (before e, i, fhe, fhi) IPA(key): [xanʲ]

Particle

chan

  1. (Ulster) not
    Chan ólann sé. ― He does not drink.
    Chan fhanfaidh sé. ― He will not wait.
Usage notes

Used only in some varieties of Ulster Irish. Used only before a vowel sound.

Related terms
  • cha (used before a consonant)
  • char (used with the past tense)
Synonyms
  • (used in Munster Irish, Connacht Irish, and some varieties of Ulster Irish)

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [xan̪ˠ]

Verb

chan

  1. past analytic of can
Related terms
  • chanas (1st person sing. synthetic, nonstandard)
  • chanais (2d person sing. synthetic, nonstandard)
  • chanamar (1st person pl. synthetic)
  • chanabhar (2d person pl. synthetic, nonstandard)
  • chanadar (3d person pl. synthetic, nonstandard)
  • canadh (autonomous)

References


Japanese

Romanization

chan

  1. rōmaji reading of ちゃん

Ladino

Noun

chan m (Latin spelling)

  1. bell

Mandarin

Romanization

chan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of chān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of chán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of chǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of chàn.

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.

Nafaanra

Noun

chan

  1. ****

Reference


Old Provençal

Etymology

Deverbal of chantar.

Noun

chan m (oblique plural chans, nominative singular chans, nominative plural chan)

  1. song

Related terms


Pipil

Etymology

From Proto-Nahuan *chaːn-. Compare Classical Nahuatl chāntli (home)

Pronunciation

  • (standard) IPA(key): /t͡ʃaŋ/

Relational

-chan

  1. at or to one's home or house
    Tiajket ka nuchan pal titakwat
    We went to my house to eat

Declension


Polish

Etymology

From Turkish kan (prince, lord)/khān, contraction of khaqan (sovereign, ruler).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /xan̪/

Noun

chan m pers

  1. khan (ruler)

Declension


Romansch

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Latin canis, canem.

Noun

chan m (plural chans)

  1. (Vallader) (male) dog

Coordinate terms


Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Middle Irish nocon, nochon, from Old Irish nícon, nacon, from con.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [xanʲ]

Particle

chan

  1. not
    Chan fhaca mi i. ― I haven’t seen her.
    Chan eil mi fuar. ― I am not cold.
    An t-aran, chan [eil] ùr e. ― The bread, it’s not fresh.

Usage notes

  • Used with the dependent form of a verb. With the copula, the verb may be suppressed.
  • This is the form used before a vowel, including before words like fhaca since lenitied /f/ is silent. Otherwise use cha.
  • In older Gaelic this is spelled cha'n.

References


Spanish

Noun

chan m (plural chanes)

  1. Some plants of the sage family whose seed is eaten.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Rodrigo Crespo A., Comiendo pura vida, p. 135.
      Los aderezos de semillas y nueces se preparan licuando semillas remojadas de linaza, girasol, chan...
      (please add an English translation of this usage example)
      (clarification of this Spanish definition is being sought)

Hyponyms

Synonyms


Tzotzil

Verb

chan

  1. (transitive) to learn

References


Welsh

Noun

chan

  1. Aspirate mutation of can.

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
can gan nghan chan
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.