ـُون ‎(-ūnm

  1. Nominative-case (marfūʿ) suffix used to pluralize masculine nouns and adjectives referring to people. In Classical Arabic, with full ʾiʿrāb, appears as ـُونَ ‎(-ūna). Note that most masculine nouns and adjectives referring to people, especially shorter ones, are not pluralized in this fashion, but use a broken plural instead. Furthermore, non-human masculine nouns don't use this suffix, either forming a broken plural or using the "feminine" suffix ـَات ‎(-āt).
  2. Nominative-case (marfūʿ) suffix used very occasionally to pluralize non-human nouns, including some that are feminine, such as سَنَة ‎(sana, year), plural سِنُون ‎(sinūn).

See alsoEdit

  • ـِين ‎(-īn) (for the accusative and genitive cases)


Etymology 1Edit

From English van.


ون ‎(van) ‎(plural ون‌ها ‎(van-hâ))

  1. van

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Persian wn' ‎(wan, tree).


ون ‎(van)

  1. ash tree

Etymology 3Edit

From Arabic


ـون ‎(-un)

  1. (rare, literary) A suffix forming the plural of nouns (usually of Arabic origin) ending in ـی ‎(-i)
Derived termsEdit