See also: qanûn

EnglishEdit

 
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Man playing a qanun

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EtymologyEdit

From Turkish kanun, from Arabic قَانُون(qānūn), from Ancient Greek κανών (kanṓn). Doublet of canon.

NounEdit

qanun (plural qanuns)

  1. (music) A Near Eastern and Caucasian musical instrument related to the zither, dulcimer, or harp having either 26 strings and a single bridge, or twice that number and two bridges.
    • 2009 June 21, Daniel J. Wakin, “Ensemble Ambitions in a World Divided”, in New York Times[1]:
      WISPS of mournful tunes from a cane flute mingled with the plucking, jangling arabesques of the zitherlike qanun, the oud and gentle drums.

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ReferencesEdit

  • "kanoon." Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster. 2002.

AzerbaijaniEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɡɑːnun]
  • Hyphenation: qan‧un

NounEdit

qanun (definite accusative qanunu, plural qanunlar)

  1. law
    qanun qəbul etməkto pass a law
    qanun çıxarmaqto make a law
    qanunu pozmaqto break the law
    qanunu ləğv etməkto abolish the law
    qanun çərçivəsində işləməkto operate within the framework of law
    Bir dəfə qanun çıxarmışdılar ki, daha ölmək olmaz, qadağandır. Qanun tez-tez pozulurdu və axırda onu ləğv etdilər.
    Once they made a law that dying isn't allowed anymore, it's prohibited. The law was often violated and at the end they abolished it.
  2. statute
  3. (music) qanun, a musical instrument similar to a zither.

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IndonesianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Acehnese qanun, from Arabic قَانُون(qānūn), ultimately from Ancient Greek κανών (kanṓn). Doublet of kanon and kanun.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /qanun/
  • Hyphenation: qa‧nun

NounEdit

qanun

  1. law, code
    Synonyms: peraturan, hukum, kaidah
    Synonym: kanun (informal)
    1. (Islam) laws established by Muslim sovereigns, in particular the body of administrative, economic and criminal law, especially promulgated by Ottoman sultans, in contrast to sharia, the body of law elaborated by Muslim jurists.
    2. (law) laws established by Aceh autonomous provincial government and the regencies or cities government under it as local law which govern the both governments and society in Aceh.
  2. (music) qanun, a musical instrument similar to a zither.

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