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See also zān, zán, zǎn, and zàn

Classical Nahuatl

Alternative spellings

Pronunciation

Particle

zan

  1. Only; merely; just; but.
    • 1565: Alonso de Molina, Confessionario breue, en lengua Mexicana y Castellana
      Nicã ompeua yn neyolmelaualoni, yn amo veyca yn çã tepiton, ...
    • 1645: Horacio Carochi, Arte de la lengua mexicana con la declaracion de los adverbios della
      Ca àmo ōnicàhuac, ca çan ihuiān ōnicnōnōtz, no le reñi, sino que le auisè mansamente.
    • Late 17C: annals of Puebla
      niman ticalaque metztli de septiembre auh niman oncan omononotzque onpualli ommatlactli caxtilteca yni san yehuantin quichihuasq̄ yn pantzin

Synonyms

References

  • Andrews, J. Richard. (2003) Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, Revised Edition, University of Oklahoma Press, pp. 41, 43, 535–536.
  • Carochi, Horacio. (1645) Arte de la lengua mexicana con la declaracion de los adverbios della, Juan Ruyz, ff. 109v–110r.
  • Karttunen, Frances. (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Texas Press, pp. 345–346.
  • Lockhart, James. (2001) Nahuatl as Written, Stanford University Press, pp. 30, 100–102, 217.

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

zan

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, zān, zán, zǎn, or zàn.

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.


Middle High German

Alternative spellings

Etymology

From Old High German zan, from Proto-German *tanthuz, from Proto-Indo-European *dontos.

Noun

zan

  1. Tooth.

Old High German

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *tanthuz, from Proto-Indo-European *dontos.

Noun

zan m.

  1. Tooth.

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