geographical name — see Xi'an

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  • Sian — may refer to: *Sian, a former transliteration of the name of the city of Xi an, in China *Siân, a Welsh girl s name, equivalent to Jane . pronEng|ˈʃɑːn shahn. * Sian Evans of Kosheen. *Siân Berry, Green Party politician. *Siân Phillips, British… …   Wikipedia

  • Siân — f Welsh form of JANE (SEE Jane), derived from Anglo Norman Jeanne. In the English speaking world it is often used without the accent (Sian). Pet form: Siani …   First names dictionary

  • Sian — (ant.) adj. Siamés. * * * sian. adj. desus. siamés. * * * VER Xi´an …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • šian — šiañ adv. Žgč žr. šiana 2: Vaikas i šiañ tebėr prie gelžkelio Pgg …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • Sian —   [ɕi ], Hauptstadt der Provinz Shaanxi, China, Xi an …   Universal-Lexikon

  • sian — adj. desus. siamés …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Sian — [shē′än′] a former transliteration of XI AN …   English World dictionary

  • Sian — /see ahn , shee /, n. Older Spelling. Xian. * * * ▪ China also spelled  Xian , Chinese (Wade Giles)  Hsi an  or (Pinyin)  Xi an        capital of Shensi sheng (province), China, located on the loess plain of the Wei River southwest of Beijing. It …   Universalium

  • Sian — noun a city of central China; capital of ancient Chinese empire 221 206 BC • Syn: ↑Xian, ↑Singan, ↑Changan, ↑Hsian • Instance Hypernyms: ↑city, ↑metropolis, ↑urban center …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sian — Xi an ou Sian v. de Chine, ch. l. du Shânxi; 2 185 040 hab. Industries. Anc. Chang an, capitale des Han et des Tang. Sian V. Xi an …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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