noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu Paṭhān, from Pashto (eastern dialect) Paxtana, plural of Paxtun Date: 1638 Pashtun

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  • Pathan — [pə tän′, pət hän′] n. [Hindi paṭhān < Afghan pëstānë, pl. of pëṣtūn, an Afghan] PASHTUN …   English World dictionary

  • Pathan — (Patan), der eigentliche nationale Name der Afghanen, die ihr Land Pakhtan Khua und ihre Sprache Pukhtu oder Puchtu nennen; außerdem die auch als Rohilla bezeichneten, (1901) 3,404,701 Köpfe zählenden P. in Britisch Indien, davon 1,115,821 im… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pathan — Pachtounes Demande de traduction Pashtun people → …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pathan — noun /pəˈtɑːn/ In India and Pakistan, a Pashtun; a member of the Pashto speaking people of south east Afghanistan. After long deliberation about the choice of nations, I became a “Pathán.” …   Wiktionary

  • Pathan — [pə tα:n] noun another term for Pashtun. Origin from Hindi Paṭhān …   English new terms dictionary

  • Pathan — /peuh tahn , peuht hahn /, n. 1. Afghan (def. 1). 2. an Afghan dwelling in India. * * * …   Universalium

  • pathan — pa·than …   English syllables

  • Pathan — Pa•than [[t]pəˈtɑn, pətˈhɑn[/t]] n. peo a Pashtun …   From formal English to slang

  • Pathan — /pəˈtan/ (say puh tahn) noun 1. a member of the Pashto speaking people of Afghanistan, north west Pakistan, and other parts of the Indian peninsula, most of whom belong to the Muslim religion. –adjective 2. of or relating to this people …   Australian English dictionary

  • Pathan — n. a member of a Pashto speaking people inhabiting NW Pakistan and SE Afghanistan. Etymology: Hindi …   Useful english dictionary

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