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Etymology 1 alt. (context Islam English) The call to prayer. n. (context Islam English) The call to prayer. Etymology 2

n. (context histology English) A staining technique involving azocarmine and aniline dyes.


Azan is an Arabic word which has come from azn which means ear and Azan means to listen, to hear. Azan is also an Arabic name.

Azan may refer to:

  • Adhan or Azaan, Islamic call to prayer
  • Ivan Asen I of Bulgaria r. 1189-1196 or his sons
  • Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria r. 1218-1241
  • Azan (Star Trek), Star Trek character
  • Azan (mythology), character in Greek mythology
  • Azan, Afghanistan
  • Azan, Isfahan, Iran
  • Azan, Mazandaran, Iran
  • In histology Azan (Az: Azocarmine and An: Aniline Blue WS) is used to distinguish cells from the extracellular matrix
Azan (mythology)

In Greek mythology, Azan was the son of Arcas and the Dryad Erato, brother of Apheidas, Elatus and Hyperippe. Azania in Arcadia was named after him. He married Hippolyte, daughter of Dexamenus, and had a son Cleitor. When Azan died, the first funeral games in history were held in his honor. It was at these games that Aetolus accidentally killed Apis.

Usage examples of "azan".

It was in this spirit that Pol Staar, first Baron d'Azan, planted in 1809 the broad avenue of beeches, leading from the chateau straight across the park to the highroad.

But by this time the gay Baron d'Azan had become stout, the pillar of his neck seemed shorter because it was thicker, and the rose in his bold cheek had the purplish tint of a crimson rambler.

So he died of an apoplexy during the festivities, and his son brought him back to the Chateau d'Azan, and buried him there with due honor, and mourned for him as was fitting.

Young Albert d'Azan sat at the feet of the best masters in Europe and America.

After twenty years of voyaging he returned to port at Azan, richly laden with observation and learning, and settled down among his trees to pursue his studies and write his books.

The next twenty years were the happiest that Albert d'Azan and his wife ever saw.

For the comfortable quarters of the Chateau d'Azan they had a gross appreciation, for the enforced hospitality of its owners an insolent condescension.

She went to the cardinal-archbishop to beg the consecration of a little burial-plot at the foot of the greatest of the beeches of Azan.

I crossed the field, clasping hands with little Astazand, who'd got bigger, again.

  Their warlike youth afforded an inexhaustible supply of recruits to the legions stationed on the banks of the Danube, and which, from a perpetual warfare against the Germans and Sarmazans, were deservedly esteemed the best troops in the service.

Another brother besides Saiazanas, named Adephas, is mentioned, though Aeizanas seems to have been sole king.

  If they were truly Fatimites, they might draw their origin from the princes of Mazanderan, who reigned in the ixth century, (D'Herbelot, p.

The death of Cazan, ^38 one of the greatest and most accomplished princes of the house of Zingis, removed this salutary control.