سكن

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See also: شکن and س ك ن

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root س ك ن (s-k-n)

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

سَكَنَ (sakana) I, non-past يَسْكُنُ‎ (yaskunu)

  1. to be still, to be tranquil, to be peaceful
  2. to calm down, to repose, to rest
  3. (grammar) to be vowelless, to have no vowel
  4. to abate, to subside, to cease
  5. to pass, to go away, to leave
  6. to trust, to have faith, to be reassured
  7. to feel at home
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سَكَنَ (sakana) I, non-past يَسْكُنُ‎ (yaskunu)

  1. to live, to reside, to inhabit (construed with فِي () or بِ (bi) or direct object)
    أَسْكُنُ فِي ٱلْقَاهِرَةِ‎ ― ʾaskunu fī l-qāhiratiI live in Cairo (very formal, fully vocalised)
    أَسْكُن فِي ٱلْقَاهِرَة‎ ― ʾaskun fī l-qāhiraI live in Cairo (less formal)
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Pronunciation 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

سَكَّنَ (sakkana) II, non-past يُسَكِّنُ‎ (yusakkinu)

  1. to calm, to reassure, to appease, to placate
  2. to soothe, to allay, to alleviate
  3. to make vowelless, to pronounce without a vowel
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Noun[edit]

سَكَن (sakanm

  1. verbal noun of سَكَنَ (sakana) (form I)
  2. time for rest, means for rest
  3. dwelling, abode, habitation
  4. inhabited area, habitations
  5. ashes
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