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Translingual[edit | edit source]

Abbreviation[edit | edit source]

an

  1. Template:ISO 639-1

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

  • arg (ISO 639-3)

English[edit | edit source]

Most common English words: one « so « me « #41: an » we » who » said

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Etymology 1[edit | edit source]

From Old English ān.

Article[edit | edit source]

An

  1. Indefinite article; used when the noun may refer to one of several possibilities. An egg could be any of several eggs, while the egg refers to a specific egg (already mentioned or known).
Usage notes[edit | edit source]

Template:Mainapp

  • The article an is used before vowel sounds, and a before consonant sounds.
Translations[edit | edit source]

Etymology 2[edit | edit source]

From Middle English an

Conjunction[edit | edit source]

Template:En-conj

  1. (archaic) If, so long as.
    An it please you, my lord.
Translations[edit | edit source]

Etymology 3[edit | edit source]

From Georgian.

Noun[edit | edit source]

Singular
An

Plural
{{{1}}}

An ({{{1}}})

  1. The first letter of the Georgian alphabet, (mkhedruli), (asomtavruli) or (nuskhuri).

Etymology 4[edit | edit source]

From the Old English preposition an/on.

Preposition[edit | edit source]

Template:En-prep

  1. In each; to or for each; per.
    I was only going twenty miles an hour.
Usage notes[edit | edit source]
  • This is the same as the word a in such contexts, modified because of preceding an unpronounced h. The train was speeding along at a mile a minute.
Synonyms[edit | edit source]
Translations[edit | edit source]
Most common English words: one « so « me « #41: an » we » who » said

References[edit | edit source]

Anagrams[edit | edit source]


Arin[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

An [[Category:Template:Xrn nouns|An]]

  1. haunch

Breton[edit | edit source]

Article[edit | edit source]

An [[Category:Template:Br articles|An]]

  1. the

See also[edit | edit source]


Crimean Tatar[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

An

  1. moment

Declension[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • Useinov & Mireev Dictionary, Simferopol, Dolya, 2002 [1]

Danish[edit | edit source]

Verb[edit | edit source]

An

  1. Imperative of ane.

French[edit | edit source]

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

An m. (plural Ans)

  1. A year.

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

Anagrams[edit | edit source]


German[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Old High German ana.

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Preposition[edit | edit source]

An (with an accusative or dative case object)

  1. (with a location in the dative case) on; upon; at; in; against
    Das Bild hängt an der Wand. — “The picture hangs on the wall.”
  2. (with a time in the dative case) on; in
  3. (with a dative case object) by; near; close to; next to
  4. (with a dative case object) by means of; by
  5. (with an accusative case object) on; onto
    Ich hänge das Bild an die Wand. — “I hang the picture on the wall.”
  6. (with an accusative case object) at; against
    Schauen Sie an die Tafel. — “Look at the blackboard.”
  7. (with an accusative case object) to; for

Usage notes[edit | edit source]

  • The preposition an is used with an object in the accusative case if it indicates movement from one place to another, whereas it is used with the dative case if it indicates a location.
  • When followed by the masculine article in the dative case (i.e. dem (the)), the two words contract to am (on the) and for the neuter article in the accusative case (i.e. das (the)), the two words contract to ans (on the).

Adverb[edit | edit source]

An

  1. onward; on
    von heute an — “from today on”

Haitian Creole[edit | edit source]

Article[edit | edit source]

An

  1. the (definite article)

Usage notes[edit | edit source]

Use this word when:

  • It modifies a singular noun, and
  • It is preceded by a word that ends with either:

See also[edit | edit source]


Irish[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Template:Sga[[Category:ga:Template:Sga derivations|An]] [[in#Template:Sga|in]].

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  • IPA: [ənˠ]; between consonants [ə]

Article[edit | edit source]

An

  1. the

Usage notes[edit | edit source]

Related terms[edit | edit source]

Particle[edit | edit source]

An (interrogative)

  1. Used to form direct and indirect questions; triggers eclipsis; takes the dependent form (when available) of irregular verbs.
    An bhfuil tú ag éisteacht? – "Are you listening?"
    Níl a fhios agam an bhfuil sé anseo – "I don't know if/whether he is here"

Japanese[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

An (hiragana あん)

  1. : plan, scheme
  2. : bean paste

Latin[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The etymology of an is very obscure.

Conjunction[edit | edit source]

An (interrogative)

  1. (introduces questions expecting negative answer or further question) can it be that
    An' refert, ubi et in qua arrigas?
    Does it make any difference to me who made you horny, or when?
  2. whether
  3. or, either
    Vide utrum vis an...
    Consider whether you want to or...

Usage notes[edit | edit source]

  • Used with utrum (whether) in the construction utrum...an (whether...or):
    Nescio quid intersit, utrum nunc veniam, an ad decem annos.
    I know not what matter it is, whether I come now or after ten years.

Derived terms[edit | edit source]


Mandarin[edit | edit source]

Verb[edit | edit source]

An (Pinyin an4, tra&sim 按)

  1. press

Preposition[edit | edit source]

An (Pinyin an4, tra&sim 按)

  1. according to

Derived terms[edit | edit source]

Pinyin syllable[edit | edit source]

an

  1. Nonstandard spelling of ān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of án.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of ǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of àn.

Usage notes[edit | edit source]

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.


Old English[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Proto-Germanic *ainaz, from Proto-Indo-European *óynos. Germanic cognates include Old Frisian [[an#Template:Ofs|ān]], Old Saxon ēn (Dutch een), Old High German ein (German ein), Old Norse einn (Swedish en), Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐌽𐍃 (ains). The IE root is also the source of Latin unus, Ancient Greek οἶος (oios), Old Irish [[oen#Template:Sga|oen]].

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Cardinal number[edit | edit source]

ān

  1. (cardinal) one

Usage notes[edit | edit source]

As in modern English, usage doubles as both a numeral and a pronoun.

Article[edit | edit source]

ān

  1. a, an (indefinite article)

Adjective[edit | edit source]

ān

  1. lone
  2. sole

Derived terms[edit | edit source]


Romanian[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Latin annus (year).

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

An m. (plural ani)

  1. year

Declension[edit | edit source]

Derived terms[edit | edit source]


Scots[edit | edit source]

Conjunction[edit | edit source]

Template:Sco-conj

  1. and

Scottish Gaelic[edit | edit source]

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  • IPA: /an/, /ən/

Etymology 1[edit | edit source]

From Template:Sga[[Category:gd:Template:Sga derivations|An]] [[a#Template:Sga|a]].

Pronoun[edit | edit source]

An

  1. their
Usage notes[edit | edit source]
  • This form of possessive pronoun is not used before nouns beginning with b, f, m or p, where am is used instead.

Etymology 2[edit | edit source]

From Template:Sga[[Category:gd:Template:Sga derivations|An]] [[i#Template:Sga|i]].

Preposition[edit | edit source]

An

  1. in
Usage notes[edit | edit source]
  • This form is not used before nouns beginning with b, f, m or p, where ann am is used instead.
Synonyms[edit | edit source]
Derived terms[edit | edit source]
  • The following prepositional pronouns:
Combining

pronoun

Prepositional

pronoun

Prepositional

pronoun (emphatic)

mi annam annamsa
tu annad annadsa
e ann annsan
i innte inntese
sinn annainn annainne
sibh annaibh annaibhse
iad annta anntasan

Etymology 3[edit | edit source]

From Template:Sga[[Category:gd:Template:Sga derivations|An]] [[in#Template:Sga|in]].

Article[edit | edit source]

An

  1. the
Usage notes[edit | edit source]

This is the most common singular form. The most common plural form is na. For other forms and their specific uses, see pages listed in "See also" below.

See also[edit | edit source]

Torres Strait Creole[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From English hand.

Noun[edit | edit source]

An [[Category:Template:Tcs nouns|An]]

  1. hand, lower arm
  2. flipper

Turkish[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

An

  1. moment

af:an ast:an br:an cs:an da:an de:an et:an el:an es:an fr:an ga:an gl:an ko:an hr:an io:an is:an it:an ky:an sw:an ku:an lo:an la:an lv:an lt:an li:an hu:an ml:an nl:an ja:an no:an oc:an pl:an pt:an ro:an ru:an sq:an scn:an simple:an fi:an sv:an ta:an te:an th:an tr:an vi:an vo:an wo:an zh:an

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