־ון

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Related to Arabic ـَانٌ (-ān).

Suffix[edit]

־וֹן (-on)

  1. A suffix indicating a periodical or a journal.
    יֶרַח (yérakh, (archaic) a month) + ‎־ון → ‎יַרְחוֹן (yár'khon, a monthly periodical)
  2. A diminutive suffix.
    ברווז \ בַּרְוָז (barváz, a duck) + ‎־ון → ‎ברווזון \ בַּרְוָזוֹן (barvazón, a duckling)
  3. A suffix indicating collections.
    שְׁאֵלָה (sh'elá, a question) + ‎־ון → ‎שְׁאֵלוֹן (sh'elón, a questionnaire)
  4. A suffix indicating tools.
    שָׁעָה (sha'á, an hour) + ‎־ון → ‎שָׁעוֹן (sha'ón, clock, watch)
  5. A suffix used in words indicating order.
    רֹאשׁ (rosh, a head) + ‎־ון → ‎רִאשׁוֹן (rishón, first)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Ultimately from Ancient Greek -ον (-on, -um).

Suffix[edit]

־וֹן (-on)

  1. -um; used in borrowing certain European words that end in -um or one of its cognates.
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