alt. sp. of nan
A flat, leavened bread of northwest India, made of wheat flour and baked in a tandoor.
Origin of naanHindi and Urdu nān bread from Persian from Middle Persian from Old Persian nagna- probably originally meaning “naked, bare” (from being baked uncovered in an oven rather than covered in ash as other types of bread) ; see nogw- in Indo-European roots.
From Hindustani à¤¨à¤¾à¤¨ / Ù†Ø§Ù† (nÄn), from Persian Ù†Ø§Ù† (nÄn), from Middle Persian ðð ð (nÄn, “bread").