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3 letters words from 'gan'

GAN 4NAG 4

2 letters words from 'gan'

AG 3AN 2
NA 2 

All 3 letters words made out of gan

gan agn gna nga ang nag

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Definitions and meaning of gan

gan

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡæn/
  • Rhymes: -æn

Etymology 1

Perhaps connected with Middle English gane, or possibly from Welsh geneu, Cornish ganau (mouth).

Alternative forms

  • ganns, gans

Noun

gan (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, thieves' cant) Mouth.
    • 1922 , James Joyce, Ulysses, chapter III:[2]
      White thy fambles, red thy gan
      And thy quarrons dainty is.
      Couch a hogshead with me then.
      In the darkmans clip and kiss.

Etymology 2

Verb

gan

  1. (archaic) simple past tense of gin

Etymology 3

Probably a variant of gang, from Middle English gangen, from Old English gangan (to step; walk; go).

Alternative forms

  • gang

Verb

gan (third-person singular simple present gans, present participle gannin, simple past went, past participle gone)

  1. (obsolete outside Northumbria) To go.

References

Further reading

  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, →ISBN
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [3]
  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[4]
  • A List of words and phrases in everyday use by the natives of Hetton-le-Hole in the County of Durham, F.M.T.Palgrave, English Dialect Society vol.74, 1896, [5]
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4
  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, →ISBN

Anagrams

  • AGN, ANG, GNA, NGA, nag

Antillean Creole

Etymology

From French gant.

Noun

gan

  1. glove

Bambara

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ɡã˦]

Verb

gan

  1. to jump

References

  • 2007. The UCLA Phonetics Lab Archive. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Department of Linguistics.

Dutch Low Saxon

Verb

gan

  1. Alternative spelling of gaon

Garo

Etymology

Borrowed from Bengali গান (gan).

Noun

gan

  1. song

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish cen (besides; without), from Proto-Celtic *kina (on this side of); compare Middle Welsh am-gen (otherwise), Breton ken (otherwise).

Pronunciation

  • (unstressed) IPA(key): /ɡən̪ˠ/
  • (stressed, Munster, Aran) IPA(key): /ɡɑn̪ˠ/
  • (stressed, Connemara, Mayo, Ulster) IPA(key): /ɡan̪ˠ/

Preposition

gan (plus nominative, triggers no mutation in specific references but lenition in general references)

  1. without
  2. not (in conjunction with a verbal noun)

Usage notes

  • In standardised Irish, triggers lenition (except of d, s, t) of unmodified nouns, e.g. gan phingin (without a penny). Does not trigger lenition of modified nouns, e.g. gan pingin ina phóca (without a penny in his pocket). In the meaning ‘not’, does not trigger lenition of either a verbal noun or on the direct object of the verbal noun, e.g. gan ceannach ("not to buy"), gan pingin a shaothrú ("not to earn a penny").

Derived terms

Further reading

  • "gan" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “cen”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • Entries containing “gan” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “gan” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Japanese

Romanization

gan

  1. Rōmaji transcription of がん
  2. Rōmaji transcription of ガン

Latvian

Conjunction

gan

  1. both, and

Usage notes

Used in pairs: gan jauna, gan skaista "both young and beautiful"


Mandarin

Romanization

gan

  1. Nonstandard spelling of gān.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of gán.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of gǎn.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of gàn.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English ġeġn.

Preposition

gan

  1. Alternative form of gain (against)

Etymology 2

From Old English gān.

Verb

gan

  1. (Early Middle English, Northern) Alternative form of gon (to go)

Etymology 3

From Old English gān, ġegān.

Verb

gan

  1. Alternative form of gon (gone)

Northern Kurdish

Verb

gan (present stem -gê-)

  1. to have sex with somebody, to fuck somebody

Noun

gan ?

  1. having sex, fucking

Old Dutch

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *gāną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰeh₁- (to leave).

Verb

gān

  1. to go

Inflection

Derived terms

  • anagān
  • antgān
  • bigān
  • fargān

Descendants

  • Middle Dutch: gâen
    • Dutch: gaan
      • Afrikaans: gaan
    • Limburgish: gaon

Further reading

  • “gān”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old English

Alternative forms

  • gangan

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *gān, from Proto-Germanic *gāną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰeh₁- (to leave). The verb was defective in Germanic and may only have existed in the present tense.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡɑːn/

Verb

gān

  1. to go, walk

Conjugation

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Middle English: gon, gan, ga
    • English: go
    • Northumbrian: gan
    • Scots: gan, gae, ga, gang

Old Frisian

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *gāną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰeh₁- (to leave).

Verb

gān

  1. to go

Inflection

Descendants

  • Saterland Frisian: geen (simple past, past participle of gunge)
  • West Frisian: gean

Old Saxon

Alternative forms

  • gangan

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *gāną, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰeh₁- (to leave).

Verb

gān

  1. to go

Conjugation

Descendants

  • Middle Low German: gân
    • Dutch Low Saxon: gan, gaon
    • German Low German: gahn
    • Plautdietsch: gone

Scots

Alternative forms

  • gae, ga, gang

Etymology

From Northern Middle English gan, from Old English gān (to go). Past tense supplied by Old English wenden (to wend).

Verb

gan (third-person singular present gans, present participle gan, past went or wett, past participle been)

  1. to go

Scottish Gaelic

Pronoun

gan

  1. them (direct object)

Usage notes

  • Before words beginning with b, f, m or p gam is used instead.

Related terms


Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English gun.

Noun

gan

  1. gun

Turkmen

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *kiān (blood).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡaːn/

Noun

gan (definite accusative gany, plural ganlar)

  1. blood

Declension


Vietnamese

Etymology

From Proto-Vietic *t-kaːn, from Old Chinese (OC *s.kˤa[r]) (SV: can). Cognate with Chut [Rục] təkaːn¹ ("bold").

Displaced native lòm, now only found in the compound đỏ lòm.

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ɣaːn˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ɣaːŋ˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ɣaːŋ˧˧]

Noun

(classifier ) gan

  1. (anatomy) a liver
  2. (figurative) audacity; gall; balls

Derived terms


Volapük

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ɡan]

Noun

gan (nominative plural gans)

  1. (male or female) goose

Declension

Hypernyms

  • böd
  • nim

Hyponyms

  • ganil

Derived terms

See also

  • barnig (brant goose, brent goose), Branta bernicla

Welsh

Etymology 1

From Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥-teh₂, from *ḱóm. Cognate with Breton gant and Ancient Greek κατά (katá, against; downwards).

Pronunciation

  • (North Wales, standard, colloquial) IPA(key): /ɡan/
    • (North Wales, colloquial) IPA(key): /ɡɪn/
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): /ɡan/

Preposition

gan (triggers soft mutation)

  1. with
  2. by (authorship)
  3. (North Wales) used with bod to indicate possession
    Synonym: gyda (South Wales)
  4. used with verbal noun to indicate an action simultaneous with that of the main verb, while, whilst
    • 1993, Gareth King, Modern Welsh: A Comprehensive Grammar, London: Routledge, →ISBN, p. 131:
Usage notes

See [6] for more information.

Inflection

Etymology 2

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡan/

Adjective

gan

  1. Soft mutation of can.

Noun

gan

  1. Soft mutation of can.

Mutation

References


Wolof

Pronunciation

Noun

gan (definite form gan gi)

  1. stranger
  2. guest

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (dialect) to go.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)