سكن

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: شکنand 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
Conjugation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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
Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  • Lane, Edward William (1863), “سكن”, in Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “سكن”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

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
Conjugation[edit]

Pronunciation 3[edit]

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
Declension[edit]

See also[edit]