Arabic

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Root
ق ن ن (q-n-n)

Etymology

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From Ancient Greek κανών (kanṓn). Treated as if from the root ق ن ن (q-n-n). Compare قَنَّنَ (qannana, to legalise).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /qaː.nuːn/
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Noun

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قَانُون (qānūnm (plural قَوَانِين (qawānīn))

  1. (law) canon
  2. (religion) canon
    قانون الكتاب المقدسThe Canon of the Bible
  3. axiom, norm, regulation, basic rule, established principle, canon
    الْقَانُون فِي الطِّبّal-qānūn fī ṭ-ṭibbThe Canon of Medicine
  4. statute, precept, ordinance
  5. law, code
  6. tax
  7. (music) qanun, kanoon, or ganoun (a musical instrument similar to a zither)

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Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Azerbaijani: qanun
  • Bashkir: ҡанун (qanun)
  • Malay: kanun
  • Middle Armenian: ղանոն (ġanon)
  • Ottoman Turkish: قانون (see there for further descendants)
  • Persian: قانون (qânun) (see there for further descendants)
  • Turkmen: kanun
  • Uyghur: قانۇن (qanun)
  • Uzbek: qonun

Brahui

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Classical Persian قَانُون (qānūn), from Ancient Greek κανών (kanṓn).

Noun

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قَانُون (qānūn)

  1. law

Hijazi Arabic

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Root
ق ن ن
1 term

Etymology

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From Arabic قَانُون (qānūn).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ɡaː.nuːn/, [qaː.nuːn], [ɡaː.nuːn]

Noun

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قانون (gānūnm (plural قَوانين (gawānīn))

  1. law, code
  2. (music) qanun, kanoon, or ganoun (a musical instrument similar to a zither)

Ottoman Turkish

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Etymology

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From Arabic قَانُون (qānūn), from Ancient Greek κανών (kanṓn).

Noun

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قانون (kanun) (accusative definite قانونی (kanunu), plural قوانین (kavanin) or قانونلر (kanunlar))

  1. law (of man, as distinct from the law of God)
  2. (music) qanun (a type of dulcimer)

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Persian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Arabic قَانُون (qānūn), from Ancient Greek κανών (kanṓn).

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Readings
Classical reading? qānūn
Dari reading? qānūn
Iranian reading? ğânun
Tajik reading? qonun

Noun

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Dari قانون
Iranian Persian
Tajik қонун

قانون (qânun) (plural قانون‌ها (qânun-hâ) or قوانین (qavânin))

  1. law
  2. statute
  3. rule

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Sindhi

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Arabic قَانُون (qānūn), from Ancient Greek κανών (kanṓn).

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Noun

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قانون (qānūnum (Devanagari क़ानूनु)

  1. law, rule

References

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  • قانون”, in Sindhi-English Dictionary, University of Chicago: Center for Language Engineering, Pakistan, 18661938

Urdu

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Classical Persian قانون (qānūn), from Arabic قَانُون (qānūn). Ultimately from Ancient Greek κανών (kanṓn). Cognate with English canon.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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قانُون (qānūnm (formal plural قوانین (qvānen), Hindi spelling क़ानून)

  1. law, rule, statute, ordinance
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