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3 letters words from 'sun'

NUS 3SUN 3
UNS 3 

2 letters words from 'sun'

NU 2UN 2
US 2 

All 3 letters words made out of sun

sun usn snu nsu uns nus

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Definitions and meaning of sun

sun

Pronunciation

  • enPR: sŭn, IPA(key): /sʌn/
  • Rhymes: -ʌn
  • Homophone: son

Etymology 1

From Middle English sonne, sunne, from Old English sunne, from Proto-West Germanic *sunnā, from Proto-Germanic *sunnǭ, from heteroclitic inanimate Proto-Indo-European *sh₂wen-, oblique of *sóh₂wl̥ (sun)

See also Saterland Frisian Sunne, West Frisian sinne, German Low German Sünn, Dutch zon, German Sonne, Icelandic sunna; outside of Germanic, Welsh huan, Sanskrit सूनु (sūnú), Avestan 𐬓𐬇𐬧𐬔(xᵛə̄ṇg)).

Related to sol, Sol, Surya, and Helios. More at solar.

Alternative forms

  • (proper noun, star which the Earth revolves around): Sun (capitalized)
  • sonne, sunne (obsolete spelling)

Proper noun

sun

  1. The star that the Earth revolves around and from which it receives light and warmth.
Usage notes
  • While the sun by tradition is typically regarded as masculine, the noun itself was originally feminine in grammatical gender.
Translations

See sun/translations § Proper noun.

Noun

sun (plural suns)

  1. (astronomy) A star, especially when seen as the centre of any single solar system.
  2. The light and warmth which is received from the sun.
  3. (figuratively) Something like the sun in brightness or splendor.
    • For the Lord God is a sun and shield.
    • (Can we date this quote by Eikon Basilike and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      I will never consent to put out the sun of sovereignity to posterity.
  4. (chiefly literary) Sunrise or sunset.
    • , p.184 (republished 1832):
      whilst many an hunger-starved poor creature pines in the street, wants clothes to cover him, labours hard all day long, runs, rides for a trifle, fights peradventure from sun to sun, sick and ill, weary, full of pain and grief, is in great distress and sorrow of heart.
  5. The nineteenth trump/major arcana card of the Tarot.
  6. (cartomancy) The thirty-first Lenormand card.
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

sun (third-person singular simple present suns, present participle sunning, simple past and past participle sunned)

  1. (transitive) To expose to the warmth and radiation of the sun.
    Synonym: apricate
  2. (transitive) To warm or dry in the sunshine.
  3. (intransitive) To be exposed to the sun.
  4. (intransitive, alternative medicine) To expose the eyes to the sun as part of the Bates method.
Hypernyms
  • bask
Derived terms
  • sun up
Translations

See sun/translations § Verb.

See also

Etymology 2

From Japanese (sun).

Noun

sun (plural sun)

  1. A traditional Japanese unit of length, approximately 30.3 millimetres (1.193 inches).

Etymology 3

Noun

sun (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of sunn (the plant)

Further reading

  • sun on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • sun at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • 'uns, NUS, UNS, USN, uns

Bambara

Etymology 1

Noun

sun

  1. trunk (of tree)
Usage notes

Often used in a compound with the name of a tree to indicate that kind of tree.

Etymology 2

From Arabic صَوْم(ṣawm, fasting; abstaining from food, drink, and sex), from Classical Syriac ܨܘܡܐ(ṣawmāʾ)

Noun

sun

  1. fasting (during the month of Ramadan)

Noun

sun

  1. to fast

Bavarian

Alternative forms

  • sunn, suun

Etymology

From Middle High German sun, from Old High German sunu, from Proto-West Germanic *sunu, from Proto-Germanic *sunuz (son). Cognate with German Sohn, Dutch zoon, English son, Icelandic sonur.

Noun

sun

  1. (Sauris) son

References

  • “sun” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Cimbrian

Noun

sun m

  1. (Thirteen Communities) son

References

  • Umberto Patuzzi, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar, Luserna: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Finnish

Etymology 1

Possibly from etymology 2, originally as a replacement of mun, eroded variant of muin which was reinterpreted as the genitive singular of .

Conjunction

sun

  1. (coordinating) A coordinating conjunction expressing generality.
    En nyt jouda, kun tässä on sitä sun tätä tekemistä.
    I don't have time for that because I have this and that to do (miscellaneous stuff/things to do).
    Lautanen oli täynnä makaroonilaatikkoa, makkaraa, salaattia, perunamuussia sun muuta pöperöä.
    The plate was full of macaroni casserole, sausage, salad, mashed potatoes and other grub.

Etymology 2

From the standard language form sinun (your, yours)

Pronoun

sun

  1. (colloquial) genitive of

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin sonus.

Noun

sun m (plural suns)

  1. sound
  2. music

Synonyms

  • (music): musiche

Related terms

  • sunâ

Inari Sami

Etymology

From Proto-Samic *sonë.

Pronoun

sun

  1. he, she, it

Further reading

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Indonesian

Etymology

From Dutch zoen (kiss), from Middle Dutch zoene, soen, soene, swoene (reconciliation; atonement; kiss), from Old Dutch *sōna, *swōna (reconciliation; peace; agreement), from Proto-Germanic *sōnō, *swōnō (appeasement; reconciliation; atonement; sacrifice), from Proto-Indo-European *swā-n- (healthy; whole; active; vigorous).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈsʊn]
  • Hyphenation: sun

Noun

sun (plural, first-person possessive sunku, second-person possessive sunmu, third-person possessive sunnya)

  1. kiss, a touch with the lips, usually to express love or affection, or as a greeting.
    Synonym: ciuman

Derived terms

Further reading

  • “sun” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Kaingang

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃudn/

Verb

sun

  1. To warm oneself by staying near a fire.

References


Ladin

Preposition

sun

  1. on, over
  2. in

Verb

sun

  1. Alternative form of son

Manchu

Romanization

sun

  1. Romanization of ᠰᡠᠨ

Mandarin

Romanization

sun

  1. Nonstandard spelling of sūn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of sǔn.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of sùn.

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 sunne.

Noun

sun

  1. Alternative form of sonne
References
  • “sonne (n.)” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 16 June 2018.

Etymology 2

From Old English sunu.

Noun

sun

  1. Alternative form of sone (son)

Mimi of Nachtigal

Etymology

Similar to (and likely a borrowing of, or possibly the lender of) the word used for water in the "third Mimi" language, Amdang sunu, which in turn is (per Starostin) "most likely cognate with Fur suːn ‘waterhole, well’".

Noun

sun

  1. water

References

  • George Starostin, On Mimi

Min Nan


North Frisian

Etymology

From Old Frisian sand, from Proto-Germanic *samdaz. Cognates include West Frisian sân.

Noun

sun n (plural sun)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) sand

Derived terms


Okinawan

Verb

sun

  1. romanized of すん

Old Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse sonr, sunr, from Proto-Germanic *sunuz.

Noun

sun m (nominative plural synær)

  1. son

Descendants

  • Danish: søn

Quiripi

Noun

sun

  1. (Unquachog) stone

References

  • 1791, Thomas Jefferson, A vocabulary of the Language of the Unquachog Indians

Romanian

Etymology 1

Verb

sun

  1. first-person singular present indicative of suna
  2. first-person singular present subjunctive of suna

Etymology 2

Probably from Latin sonus, or from the verb suna.

Noun

sun n (plural sunuri)

  1. (archaic) sound
Synonyms
  • sunet

Scots

Etymology

From Old English sunne, from Proto-West Germanic *sunnā, from Proto-Germanic *sunnǭ, from heteroclitic inanimate Proto-Indo-European *sh₂wen- (sun), oblique stem *sóh₂wl̥ (sun).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sʌn/, /sɪn/

Noun

sun (plural suns)

  1. sun

Derived terms


Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [sun˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ʂun˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ʂʊwŋ͡m˧˧] ~ [sʊwŋ͡m˧˧]

Verb

sun

  1. (intransitive) To shrink.
  2. (transitive) To pull together.
    sun vai
    to pull one’s shoulders together

References

  • "sun" in Hồ Ngọc Đức, Free Vietnamese Dictionary Project (details)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • SUMPWEED, a marsh plant.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)