Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Diana.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The Dian Kingdom was quite powerful, and it might have regarded itself as the center of the world. 31 Historically, Han scholars identified dian as hailing from the Chinese language, but indeed dian is more likely an indigenous word that was written with Chinese ideographs.

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • The word dian, an indigenous term, refers to the whole of Yunnan, and has survived as the official abbreviation of Yunnan.

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • Therefore, it is highly probable that the word dian was created by the indigenous peoples as a kind of name for themselves. 32 Today the words dian and yun (cloud) are the two official abbreviations of Yunnan, which implies the co-influence of the indigenous and the Chinese on the making of Yunnan.

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • In recent years, he has founded a clothing company, photographed airports around the world, and later this year he will begin shooting his first film, an In dian spy thriller in which he plays an undercover agent.

    Open Racket: The Scene in Flushing

  • Although you will still hate him you will not vote for your destruction. dian

    Poll: Obama leads in Montana

  • Hopefully the superdelegates are watching closely-give the nomination to HIllary and if the black voters don't like it-then so be it. dian

    Obama to hold 'big press conference' on Wright

  • The weather was glorious, an In\expndtw1 dian summer, and apart from a sad visit to Tommy's par\expndtw10 ents, she and Hamish had gone for walks, had gone \expndtw2 fishing, made love and had eaten the meals she had pre\expndtw-2 pared. \cf0\expndtw0\par

    Poem About Never Growing Up

  • The resentment which reform had created among I.dian princes has been referred to: in addition, educational innovations created disquiet (see Lawrence's evidence to the Select Committee on I.dia, July 12, 1859, E.I. Parliamentary Papers.vol. 18); so even did the development of the railway and telegraph.

    Fiancée

  • His name was Rahatan, and like Denara, he looked much like any other Xhal-dian.

    Addicts

  • Analysts have hyped the potential of the In-dian middle class for a long time, but now it has reached critical mass.

    Where The Middle Rules

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