Complete Definition of "mandarin"

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Pronunciation
a|UK IPA|/ˈmændərɪn/, SAMPA|/"m{[email protected]/
a|US IPA|/ˈmændərɪn/, SAMPA|/"m{[email protected]/

Hyphenation: man·da·rin
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ændərɪn|-ændərɪn

Etymology 1
From Spanish mandarín and Portuguese mandarim, mandarij, from Malay menteri, manteri, from Hindi mantri, from Sanskrit मन्त्रिन् (mantrin), "minister", "councillor", from मन्त्र (mantra) "counsel", "maxim", "mantra" + -इन् (in), an agent suffix.

Noun
en-noun

  1. historical A government bureaucrat of the Chinese Empire.
  2. An important person; especially a secretive or elitist government bureaucrat.
  3. A mandarin duck.

Translations
rfc-level|Translations at L3+ (AutoFormat? would have corrected level of Translations)
trans-top|Chinese Imperial official
Chinese: 官 (guān)
Dutch: mandarijn m
Esperanto: mandareno
Finnish: mandariini
French: mandarin#French|mandarin m
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German: Mandarin m
Greek: μανδαρίνος (manðarínos) n
Italian: mandarino m
Portuguese: mandarim m
Russian: мандарин m
Swedish: mandarin#Swedish|mandarin c
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trans-top|important person, bureaucrat
Greek: γραφειοκράτης (grafiokratis) m
Portuguese: mandarim m
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Swedish: byråkrat c, mandarin#Swedish|mandarin c, pamp c
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mandarin duck: See mandarin duck

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Pertaining to mandarins.
  2. Deliberately superior or complex; esoteric, elaborate.

#*2007: Though alert to riddles' strong roots in vernacular narrative, Cook's tastes are mandarin, and she gives a loving account of Wallace Stevens's meditations on the life of poetic images and simile — Marina Warner, ‘Doubly Damned’, London Review of Books 29:3, p. 26

Etymology 2
From French mandarine, feminine of #French|mandarin, probably formed as Etymology 1, above, from the yellow colour of the mandarins' costume.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A mandarin orange; a small, sweet citrus fruit.
  2. A mandarin orange tree.
  3. An orange colour.

Translations
trans-top|fruit
Greek: μανταρίνι (mantaríni) n, περγαμόντο (pergamonto) n
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Portuguese: mandarina f, tangerina f, bergamota f
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ttbc|Bulgarian: мандарин m (2)
ttbc|Polish: Mandaryn m, mandarynka f (3)
ttbc|Spanish: mandarín m (1, 2), mandarina f (3)


Crimean Tatar

Etymology
S.|crh mandarín#Spanish|mandarín.

Noun
mandarin

  1. mandarin (fruit).

Declension
crh-latin-noun|nıñ|ga|nı|da|dan

References
R:Useinov-Mireev 2002

Category:Crimean Tatar nouns


French

Noun
fr-noun|m

  1. mandarin#English|mandarin (of the former Chinese empire)
  2. Mandarin (language)

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Revision and Credits for"mandarin"
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