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كَالُون

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EtymologyEdit

An unclassical word, apparently applying the vulgar tool pattern فَاعُول (fāʿūl) to Ancient Greek χαλινός (khalinós, bit; thong; part of the tackle of a ship; anything that restrains from the outer). Also passed into Classical Syriac ܟܠܴܢܳܐ(klānā, bar or bolt for fastening doors, sera).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

كَالُون (kālūnm (plural كَوَالِين(kawālīn))

  1. lock installed onto something; padlock
    • 2017 January 22, “8 نصائح لحماية شقتك من السرقة .. تعرف عليها [8 advices for the security of your apartment from thieves …  learn them]”, in Al-Maṣr Al-Yawm[1]:
      4 ـ تركيب كالون أمان وعدم الاعتماد على كالون واحد على باب شقتك.‎‎
      ‎4. Installation of security locks and not relying onto a single lock on the door of your aparment.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Dozy, Reinhart Pieter Anne (1881), “كالون”, in Supplément aux dictionnaires arabes (in French), volume 2, Leiden: E. J. Brill, page 506
  • Vollers, Karl (1896), “Beiträge zur Kenntniss der lebenden arabischen Sprache in Aegypten”, in Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft[2] (in German), volume 50, page 634
  • Wehr, Hans; Kropfitsch, Lorenz (1985), “كالون”, in Arabisches Wörterbuch für die Schriftsprache der Gegenwart (in German), 5th edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, published 2011, →ISBN, page 1079