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dian

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He who is not impatient is not in love.
Italian Proverb
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See also diān, dián, diǎn, and diàn

Finnish

Noun

dian

  1. Genitive singular form of dia.

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

dian

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, diān, dián, diǎn, or diàn.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Irish, Old Irish dían, *deino-s; root dei, , "hasten"; Greek δίεμαι (hasten); Sanskrit , dîyati, "hurry", allied to the root , div, "shine".

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ʤʲiːan/

Adjective

dian (comparative nas/ na b' dèine, superlative as/ a b' dèine

  1. passionate, enthusiastic, zealous, fervent

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