Definitions

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  • noun A Turkish and Altaic drink out of yoghurt, water and salt.

Etymologies

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From Turkish ayran.

Examples

  • IN Barcelona, during all those last weeks I spent there, there was a peculiar evil feeling in the airan atmosphere of suspicion, fear, uncertainty, and veiled hatred.

    Homage to Catalonia

  • Floats through the azure airan island of the blest! st.

    Excerpts from _Childe Harold's Pilgrimage_

  • 'S è fo creìdfinn ann aiu Mac DHIA a tha air a thogail fuas: a tha air a hoimeas ri amharc fuas airan naithir phrars, Eoin iii.

    Coir mhor a Chriosduidh: ann da earrain. : I. D'fheuchainn mu choir shlainteil ann Criosd. II. An doigh chum ruigheachd air.

  • They swung open a farm gate built like a portcullis to let us in to the walled yard and welcomed us with the now familiar Kyrgyz version of the cream tea: fresh wet walnuts, airan or kefir, the farm’s yoghurt, nan, more walnuts in syrup, apples, buns, fresh cream and chai.

    Wildwood

  • They swung open a farm gate built like a portcullis to let us in to the walled yard and welcomed us with the now familiar Kyrgyz version of the cream tea: fresh wet walnuts, airan or kefir, the farm’s yoghurt, nan, more walnuts in syrup, apples, buns, fresh cream and chai.

    Wildwood

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