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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Generally connected with κάννα (kánna, reed).

PronunciationEdit

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /ka.nɔ̌ːn/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /kaˈnon/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /kaˈnon/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /kaˈnon/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /kaˈnon/
  • NounEdit

    κᾰνών (kanṓnm (genitive κᾰνόνος); third declension

    1. rod, pole, bar
    2. rods used in shields
    3. type of rod used in weaving
    4. measuring rod, carpenter's rule, plumb line, level
    5. (music) monochord
    6. something to judge by, rule, norm, general principle
    7. model, paradigm
    8. tax assessment, tax, tariff

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