nan

[nahn]

Nan

[nan]
noun
  1. a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter N.
  2. a female given name.

naan

or nan

[nahn]
noun
  1. a leavened, often tear-shaped flatbread of India, baked in a tandoor.

nan-

  1. variant of nano- before a vowel: nanoid.
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nan

nana or nanna (ˈnænə)

noun
  1. a child's words for grandmother

Word Origin for nan

see nanny; compare Greek nanna aunt, Medieval Latin nonna old woman

naan

noun
  1. another name for nan bread
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Word Origin and History for nan

Nan

fem. proper name, usually a familiar form of Ann before the 20c. rise in popularity of Nancy. From c.1700 as a characteristic name for a serving maid. As short for nanny, etc., from 1940.

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