See also: كون, گون, and گؤنعل

Central Kurdish

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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کون (kun)

  1. hole (a through opening)

Chagatai

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Etymology

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From Proto-Turkic *kün.

Noun

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کون (kün)

  1. the sun
  2. day

Descendants

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  • Uyghur: كۈن (kün)
  • Uzbek: kun

References

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  • Schluessel, Eric (2018) “کون”, in An Introduction to Chaghatay: A Graded Textbook for Reading Central Asian Sources[1], Michigan Publishing, page 44
  • Courteille, Abel Pavet de (1870) “کون”, in Dictionnaire turk-oriental [Eastern Turkic Dictionary]‎[2] (in French), Paris: Imprimerie Impériale, page 477

Kipchak

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Etymology

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From Proto-Turkic *kün.

Noun

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کون (kün)

  1. the sun
  2. day

Descendants

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References

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  • Garkavec, A. N. (2018) “kün”, in Kypčakskij slovarʹ. Po armjanopisʹmennym pamjatnikam XVI—XVII vekov [Kipchak dictionary. Based on the monuments of 16–17th centuries written in the Armenian script]‎[3] (in Russian), 3rd edition, Almaty: BAUR, →ISBN, page 766
  • Houtsma, Martin Theodor (1894) Ein türkisch-arabisches Glossar, nach der Leidener Handschrift herausgegeben und erläutert[4], Leiden: E. J. Brill, page 28

Persian

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Etymology 1

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Inherited from Middle Persian [script needed] (kūn, anus). Cognate with Northern Kurdish qûn (anus), Northern Kurdish kun (hole), Khotanese khūṇā- (hole), Pashto [script needed] (kuna, kwëna, ass, anus).

Pronunciation

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Readings
Classical reading? kūn
Dari reading? kūn
Iranian reading? kun
Tajik reading? kun

Noun

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کون (kun)

  1. (vulgar) anus
  2. (vulgar) arse, ass
Inflection
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    Possessive forms of کون (kun)
singular plural
1st person singular
(“my”)
کونم
(kunam)
کون‌هایم
(kun-hấyam)
کون‌هام، کونام
(kunấm)
2nd person singular
(“your”)
کونت
(kunat)
[Term?]
(kunet)
کون‌هایت
(kun-hấyat)
کون‌هات، کونات
(kunất)
3rd person singular
(“his, her, its”)
کونش
(kunaš)
[Term?]
(kuneš)
کون‌هایش
(kun-hấyaš)
کون‌هاش، کوناش
(kunấš)
1st plural
(“our”)
کونمان
(kunemân)
کونمون
(kunemun)
کون‌هایمان
(kun-hấyemân)
کون‌هامون، کونامون
(kunấmun)
2nd plural
(“your”)
کونتان
(kunetân)
کونتون
(kunetun)
کون‌هایتان
(kun-hấyetân)
کون‌هاتون، کوناتون
(kunấtun)
3rd plural
(“their”)
کونشان
(kunešân)
کونشون
(kunešun)
کون‌هایشان
(kun-hấyešân)
کون‌هاشون، کوناشون
(kunấšun)
Colloquial.
Derived terms
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Etymology 2

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Pronunciation

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Verb

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کون (kun, kŭn)

  1. (dialectal, Isfahan) present stem of کردن
    بوکون!
    Do it!

Etymology 3

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From Arabic كَوْن (kawn).

Pronunciation

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Readings
Classical reading? kawn
Dari reading? kawn
Iranian reading? kown
Tajik reading? kavn

Noun

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کون (kown)

  1. existence
  2. creation
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Sindhi

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Postposition

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کون (khon) (Devanagari खां)

  1. from, out of

Urdu

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Etymology 1

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Inherited from Sanskrit कोण (koṇa).

Noun

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کون (konm (Hindi spelling कोण)

  1. corner
  2. angle

Etymology 2

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Inherited from Sauraseni Apabhramsa कवण (kavaṇa), from Sanskrit कः पुनर् (kaḥ punar, who). Compare Gujarati કોણ (koṇ), Marathi कोण (koṇ), Assamese কোন (kün).

Pronunciation

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Pronoun

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کَون (kaun) (Hindi spelling कौन)

  1. subjective interrogative pronoun used to refer to persons: who
    کَون بول رَہے ہَیں؟
    kaun bol rahe ha͠i?
    Who is speaking?
Inflection
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Singular:


Plural (formal):


Etymology 3

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Borrowed from Classical Persian کون (kūn).

Noun

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کُون (kūnf (Hindi spelling कून)

  1. fundament
  2. (vulgar) arse
  3. (vulgar) anus

Ushojo

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Etymology

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From Shina کوݨ (koṇ).

Noun

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کون (kon)

  1. ear