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San

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[ sahn ]
/ sɑn /
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noun, plural Sans, (especially collectively) San for 1.
a member of a nomadic aboriginal people of southern Africa.
any of more than a dozen related Khoisan languages spoken by the San.
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Also called Bushman.

Other definitions for San (2 of 3)

San2
[ sahn ]
/ sɑn /

noun
a river in central Europe, flowing from the Carpathian Mountains in W Ukraine through SE Poland into the Vistula: battles 1914–15. About 280 miles (450 km) long.

Other definitions for San (3 of 3)

-san

a suffix used in Japanese as a term of respect after names or titles: Suzuki-san; samurai-san.

Origin of -san

<Japanese, contraction of -sama suffix denoting direction, appearance, respect
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British Dictionary definitions for San (1 of 3)

san
/ (sæn) /

noun
old-fashioned, informal short for sanatorium

British Dictionary definitions for San (2 of 3)

San1
/ (sɑːn) /

noun
an aboriginal people of southern Africa
a group of the Khoisan languages, spoken mostly by Bushmen

British Dictionary definitions for San (3 of 3)

San2
/ (sɑːn) /

noun
a river in E central Europe, rising in W Ukraine and flowing northwest across SE Poland to the Vistula River. Length: about 450 km (280 miles)
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