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Abbreviation

an

  1. Patrono:ISO 639-1

Synonyms

  • arg (ISO 639-3)

English

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

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old English ān.

Article

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

Patrono:Mainapp

  • The article an is used before vowel sounds, and a before consonant sounds.
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English an

Conjunction

Patrono:En-conj

  1. (archaic) If, so long as.
    An it please you, my lord.
Translations

Etymology 3

From Georgian.

Noun

Singular
An

Plural
Ans

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

Etymology 4

From the Old English preposition an/on.

Preposition

Patrono:En-prep

  1. In each; to or for each; per.
    I was only going twenty miles an hour.
Usage notes
  • 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
Translations
Most common English words: one « so « me « #41: an » we » who » said

References

Anagrams


Arin

Noun

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

  1. haunch

Breton

Article

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

  1. the

See also


Crimean Tatar

Noun

An

  1. moment

Declension

References

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

Danish

Verb

An

  1. Imperative of ane.

French

Pronunciation

Noun

An m. (plural Ans)

  1. A year.

Synonyms

Anagrams


German

Etymology

From Old High German ana.

Pronunciation

Preposition

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

  • 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

An

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

Haitian Creole

Article

An

  1. the (definite article)

Usage notes

Use this word when:

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

See also


Irish

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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

Article

An

  1. the

Usage notes

Related terms

Particle

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

Noun

An (hiragana あん)

  1. : plan, scheme
  2. : bean paste

Latin

Etymology

The etymology of an is very obscure.

Conjunction

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

  • 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


Mandarin

Verb

An (Pinyin an4, tra&sim )

  1. press

Preposition

An (Pinyin an4, tra&sim )

  1. according to

Derived terms

Pinyin syllable

an

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

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.


Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *ainaz, from Proto-Indo-European *óynos. Germanic cognates include Old Frisian [[an#Patrono: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#Patrono:Sga|oen]].

Pronunciation

Cardinal number

ān

  1. (cardinal) one

Usage notes

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

Article

ān

  1. a, an (indefinite article)

Adjective

ān

  1. lone
  2. sole

Derived terms


Romanian

Etymology

From Latin annus (year).

Pronunciation

Noun

An m. (plural ani)

  1. year

Declension

Derived terms


Scots

Conjunction

Patrono:Sco-conj

  1. and

Scottish Gaelic

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /an/, /ən/

Etymology 1

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

Pronoun

An

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

Etymology 2

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

Preposition

An

  1. in
Usage notes
  • This form is not used before nouns beginning with b, f, m or p, where ann am is used instead.
Synonyms
Derived terms
  • 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

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

Article

An

  1. the
Usage notes

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
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Torres Strait Creole

Etymology

From English hand.

Noun

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

  1. hand, lower arm
  2. flipper

Turkish

Noun

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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