sampan
noun Etymology: Chinese (Guangdong) sàambáan, from sàam three + báan board, plank Date: 1620 a flat-bottomed skiff used in eastern Asia and usually propelled by two short oars

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  • sampan — [ sɑ̃pɑ̃ ] n. m. VAR. sampang • siampan 1702; ciampane 1540 (forme it.); mot chin., proprt « trois (san) bords (pan) » ♦ Petite embarcation chinoise à voile unique marchant à la godille, avec un habitacle en dôme qui permet d y séjourner. Les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sampan — indonésien au nord de Java. Le sampan (chinois 三板 sānbǎn trois bords ) est un bateau chinois à fond plat, à voile unique, servant aussi d habitation. Il est utilisé principalement en Asie du Sud Est pour le cabotage …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sampan — sampán s. n., pl. sampáne Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  SAMPÁN s. n. mică navă cu vele în Extremul Orient pentru traversarea fluviilor şi comunicaţia între insule. (< engl., fr. sampan) Trimis de raduborza,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Sampan — Sam pan, n. (Naut.) A Chinese boat from twelve to fifteen feet long, covered with a house, and sometimes used as a permanent habitation on the inland waters. [Written also {sanpan}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sampan — light Chinese boat, 1610s, from Chinese san pan, lit. three boards, from san three + pan plank …   Etymology dictionary

  • sampan — [ sampan] noun a small boat used in the Far East, typically with an oar or oars at the stern. Origin C17: from Chin. san ban, from san three + ban board …   English new terms dictionary

  • sampan — sàmpān m <G sampána> DEFINICIJA pom. kineska i malajska lađica za ribarenje i prijevoz; u lukama i za stanovanje ETIMOLOGIJA kin. sanban: trodaščani ≃ sān: tri …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • sampán — sustantivo masculino 1. Embarcación ligera, a remo y a vela, utilizada en Oriente para la navegación fluvial o como casa flotante: Los sampanes forman una jungla típica a la entrada de algunos puertos orientales …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • sampán — m. Embarcación ligera propia de China, para la navegación en aguas costeras y fluviales, provista de una vela y un toldo y propulsada a remo. Se emplea para el transporte de mercancías y se utiliza como habitación flotante …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • sampan — ► NOUN ▪ a small boat propelled with an oar at the stern, used in the Far East. ORIGIN from Chinese words meaning three and board …   English terms dictionary

  • sampan — [sam′pan΄] n. [Cantonese sam pan < sam, three + pan, plank] any of various small boats used in China and Japan, usually propelled with a scull from the stern, and often having a sail and a small cabin formed of mats …   English World dictionary

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