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tuan

1

/ ˈtuːən; ˈtjuː- /

noun

  1. a flying phalanger, Phascogale tapoatafa , of Australia. It is about the size of a rat, bluish grey in colour, brush-tailed, arboreal, and nocturnal Also calledwambengerbrush-tailed phascogalephascogale


tuan

2

/ ˈtuːɑːn /

noun

  1. (in Malay-speaking countries) sir; lord: a form of address used as a mark of respect

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tuan1

C19: from a native Australian language

Origin of tuan2

Malay

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Example Sentences

He had sent for young men, readily spared at this season, and meantime he asked the Tuan to rest.

The queen had Tuan for herself, and ate his fish form, with the result that she gave birth to the sage as her son.

Please help yourselves to water (to guests of various ranks)— Datoh-datoh, tuan-tuan, inche-inche sakalian, sila berayer.

Ha ba, ha ba tuan, and perhamba are used by persons of inferior rank when addressing superiors.

I wish to talk a little with you— Sahaya handak chakap sadikit dengan tuan.

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