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See also Sun, Sun., sūn, sǔn, sùn, and sün

English

Alternative forms

The sun
  • (proper noun, star which the Earth revolves around): (capitalized) Sun

Etymology

Old English sunne, from Proto-Germanic *sunnon, from heteroclitic inanimate Proto-Indo-European *séh2wl, genitive *sh2uln-ós (of the sun). Cognates include German Sonne, Latin sol, Russian солнце (sólntse) and Ancient Greek ἥλιος (hēlios).

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
the sun

Plural
-

the sun

  1. The star which the Earth revolves around and receives light and warmth from.[1]

Translations

Noun

Singular
sun

Plural
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  1. A star,[1] especially when seen as the centre of any single solar system.
  2. The light and warmth which is received from the sun.[1]
  3. Something like the sun in brightness or splendor.[2]
  4. Sunrise or sunset.[2]

Derived terms

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to sun

Third person singular
sun

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
n

to sun (third-person singular simple present sun, present participle n, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (transitive) To expose to the warmth and radiation of the sun.[2]
    Beautiful bodies lying on the beach, sunning their bronzed limbs.
  2. (transitive) To warm or dry in the sunshine.[2]
  3. (intransitive) To be exposed to the sun.[1]

Translations

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References

  • Notes:
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Illustrated Oxford Dictionary, Oxford University Press, 1998
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Webster's College Dictionary, Random House, 2001

Finnish

Pronoun

sun

  1. (colloquial) Genitive form of sinä.

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Inari Sami

Pronoun

sun

  1. (personal) he or she

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

sun

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of three tones, sūn, sǔn, or sùn.

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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