gran vs granny what difference

what is difference between gran and granny

English

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -æn

Noun

gran (plural grans)

  1. (informal, usually affectionate) a grandmother
  2. (rare) a grandfather

Translations

Anagrams

  • ARNG, NARG, gRNA, garn, gnar, grna, narg, rang

Aragonese

Etymology

From Latin grandis, grandem.

Adjective

gran m sg (feminine singular grana, masculine plural granos, feminine plural granas)

  1. big

Asturian

Adjective

gran

  1. (apocopic, before a singular noun) Alternative form of grande, big

Catalan

Etymology

From Old Occitan gran, from Latin grandis, grandem, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ghrewə- (to fell, put down, fall in).

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈɡɾan/

Adjective

gran (masculine and feminine plural grans)

  1. big, large
    Antonym: petit
  2. (of a person) old
    Antonym: jove
  3. (of a person) older; oldest, eldest, senior
  4. great (very large)
  5. great (important)

Derived terms

Related terms

  • grandiós

Noun

gran m (plural grans)

  1. (in the plural) adults, grown-ups

Further reading

  • “gran” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “gran” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “gran” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “gran” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin grānum.

Noun

gran m (plural grans)

  1. wheat, corn
  2. grain

Related terms

  • granâr

Galician

Etymology 1

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese gran, from Latin grandis.

Adjective

gran m or f (apocopate)

  1. Apocopic form of grande
    Gran Bretaña – Great Britain
    Gran Premio – Grand Prix
Usage notes

It is used, instead of grande, when preceding singular names whose first sound is a consonant

Etymology 2

From Old Galician and Old Portuguese grão, from Latin grānum. Cognate with Portuguese grão and Spanish grano.

Alternative forms

  • gra, grao

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈɡɾaŋ]

Noun

gran m (plural grans)

  1. (uncountable) grain (the seed of grass food crops)
    • 1396, M. Romaní Martínez (ed.), La colección diplomática de Santa María de Oseira. Santiago: Tórculo Edicións, IV, page 449:
      E nos dedes del de cada anno em paz et em salvo en a ayra do dito casar quarta de todo pan e grao que Deus em el der

      and you shall give us each year, pacifically and safely, in the threshing ground of that farm, a quarter of all the bread and the grain that God there gives
  2. (countable) grain (a single seed)
  3. (countable) grain, particle
  4. (countable) a small quantity
    • 1775, María Francisca Isla y Losada, Romance:
      Tamen bay ese tabeque
      meu velliño, pois fungàs
      que cada grao de èl gorenta,
      con eso as fremas sairàn.

      Also there it goes this tobacco,
      my little old man, since you snivel:
      each grain of it is delectable,
      with this phlegms will go out.
    Synonym: pisca
  5. (countable) pimple
    Synonym: espiña
  6. (uncountable) grain, texture
    Synonym: textura

Derived terms

  • gran de corvo
  • pedra de gran

Related terms

  • degraer
  • degrañar
  • Graña
  • grañón
  • grañudo
  • granxa
  • Granxa

References

  • “grão” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI – ILGA 2006-2012.
  • “gran” in Dicionario de Dicionarios do galego medieval, SLI – ILGA 2006-2012.
  • “gran” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez – Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • “gran” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI – ILGA 2006-2013.
  • “gran” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • “gran” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡran/

Adjective

gran m or f (apocopate)

  1. Apocopic form of grande
    Gran Bretagna – Great Britain
    Gran Premio – Grand Prix
    gran turismo – grand touring

Ladin

Etymology

From Latin grandis, grandem.

Adjective

gran m (feminine singular granda, masculine plural gragn, feminine plural grandes)

  1. large; great

Mauritian Creole

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡʁɑ̃/

Etymology

From French grand

Adjective

gran

  1. great
  2. grown-up
  3. big
  4. tall

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse grǫn (spruce, pine tree), from Proto-Germanic *granō (awn, bristles), fFrom Proto-Indo-European *gʰroH-néh₂-

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡraːn/

Noun

gran f or m (definite singular grana or granen, indefinite plural graner, definite plural granene)

  1. spruce (mostly the species Picea abies (Norway spruce)).
  2. spruce (wood from spruce trees)

Hypernyms

  • furu (pine)

Derived terms

  • granskog, grandekket, grantopp

References

“gran” in The Bokmål Dictionary.


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse grǫn

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡrɑːn/

Noun

gran f (definite singular grana, indefinite plural graner, definite plural granene)

  1. spruce (mostly the species Picea abies (Norway spruce)).
  2. spruce (wood from spruce trees)

References

“gran” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.


Occitan

Etymology 1

From Old Occitan gran, from Latin grandis, grandem.

Adjective

gran

  1. big; large
Alternative forms
  • grand

Etymology 2

From Latin grānum.

Noun

gran m (plural grans)

  1. grain

Old Occitan

Etymology

From Latin grandis, grandem.

Adjective

gran m or f (plural grans)

  1. big; large

Descendants

  • Catalan: gran
  • Occitan: gran

Old Portuguese

Alternative forms

  • grande

Etymology

From grande, from Latin grandis, grandem.

Adjective

gran

  1. big

Descendants

  • Fala: gran
  • Galician: gran
  • Portuguese: grão

Spanish

Etymology

From Old Spanish grant, grand, apocopic forms of grande (great). Other apocopic forms inherited from Old Spanish include primer, san and según.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɾan/, [ˈɡɾãn]

Adjective

gran m or f (apocopate, standard form grande)

  1. (before the noun) Apocopic form of grande; great.

Usage notes

  • The form gran is used only before and within the noun phrase of the modified singular noun. Elsewhere, grande is used instead.

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse grǫn.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡrɑːn/

Noun

gran c

  1. spruce (mostly the species Picea abies or Norway spruce, the species found most often in Sweden)

Declension

Anagrams

  • garn, rang


English

Etymology 1

  • gran(nam) +‎ -y

Alternative forms

  • grammy (less common)
  • grannie (less common)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹæni/
  • Rhymes: -æni
  • Hyphenation: gran‧ny

Noun

granny (plural grannies)

  1. (colloquial) A grandmother.
    I’m going to be a granny.
  2. (colloquial, derogatory) An elderly woman.
    There are too many grannies around here getting in the way.
  3. (knots) A granny knot.
    • 1977, Stephen King, Children of the Corn
      The suitcase was old. The brown leather was battered and scuffed. Two hanks of clothesline had been wrapped around it and tied in large, clownish grannies.
  4. (farming, colloquial) An older ewe that may lure a lamb away from its mother.
Synonyms
  • (grandmother): gran, grandma, nan, nanna, nanny
  • (elderly woman): old dear
Derived terms
  • granny knot
Translations

Adjective

granny (not comparable)

  1. (informal) typically or stereotypically old-fashioned, especially in clothing and accessories worn by or associated with elderly women.
    granny dress; granny glasses

Verb

granny (third-person singular simple present grannies, present participle grannying, simple past and past participle grannied)

  1. (informal, intransitive) To be a grandmother.
  2. (informal, intransitive) To act like a stereotypical grandmother; to fuss.

Etymology 2

  • gran(d) +‎ -y

Noun

granny (plural grannies)

  1. (Australia, colloquial) A grand final.
    • 2007, Steve Bedwell, Vizard Uncut, Melbourne University Publish (→ISBN), page 30:
      On the morning of the ‘granny’, the three Vizards would hop into Godfrey’s Dodge and head off towards the MCG.
    • 2016, Brent Harvey, Boomer, Macmillan Publishers Aus. (→ISBN)
      Jase was controversially suspended and prevented from playing in the granny.
    • 2020, Marlion Pickett, Dave Warner, Belief, Simon and Schuster (→ISBN)
      “Dad, I got some good news and bad news. Good news is I’ll be playing in the granny. Bad news is you’ll have to hop on a plane.”

Anagrams

  • nangry

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