an

an
an1
/euhn/; when stressed /an/, indefinite article.
the form of a before an initial vowel sound (an arch; an honor) and sometimes, esp. in British English, before an initial unstressed syllable beginning with a silent or weakly pronounced h: an historian.
[bef. 950; ME; OE an ONE in a weakened sense]
Usage. See a1.
an2
/euhn/; when stressed /an/, conj.
1. Pron. Spelling. and.
2. Archaic. if.
Also, an', 'n, 'n'.
[1125-75; ME, unstressed phonetic var. of AND]

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Universalium. 2010.

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