ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Persian پند(pand, knack, trick). Semantic development resembles Ancient Greek τέχνη (tékhnē) and Latin ars.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fann/
  • (file)

NounEdit

فَنّ (fannm (plural فُنُون(funūn))

  1. (originally) genre
    اَلْغَزَلُ فَنٌّ مِنْ فُنُونِ الشِّعْرِ
    al-ḡazalu fannun min funūni š-šiʿri
    The ghazal is a genre of poetry.
    (literally, “The ghazal is a genre from among the genres of poetry.”)
  2. art

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Egyptian Arabic: فن(fann)
  • Bashkir: фән (fän)
  • Hausa: fannī̀
  • Kazakh: пән (pän)
  • Persian: فن(fann)
  • Swahili: fani
  • Turkish: fen
  • Uzbek: fan

Egyptian ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic فَنّ(fann).

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

فن (fannm

  1. art

PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic فَنّ(fann), from Persian پند(pand, knack, trick).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

فن (fann) (plural فن‌ها(fann-hâ) or فنون(fonun))

  1. technique