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English

Etymology 1

Possibly derived from Celtic nana (grandmother).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
nan

Plural
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nan ({{{1}}})
  1. (UK) Affectionate name for a grandmother.
Synonyms

Etymology 2

From Hindustani नान / نان (nān) < Persian نان (nān).

Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /næn/, /nɑːn/

Noun

Singular
nan

Plural
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nan ({{{1}}})
  1. Alternative spelling of naan.

French

Interjection

nan

  1. (informal) no (nah)

Japanese

Noun

nan (hiragana なん)

  1. : what

Kurdish

Noun

n nan

  1. bread
  2. (xwarin) food

Verb

nan

  1. to fuck, to copulate, to have sex with

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

nan

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, nān, nán, nǎn, or nàn.

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.

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