كون

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See also: کون‎, گون‎, گؤن, and كۈن

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Etymology 1[edit]

Verbal noun of the verb كَانَ(kāna, to be), from the root ك و ن(k-w-n).

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كَوْن (kawnm (plural أَكْوَان(ʾakwān))

  1. verbal noun of كَانَ(kāna) (form I)
  2. being, essence
  3. existence
    الْكَوْن‎ ― al-kawnreality, the world, the cosmos, the universe
    الْكَوْن الْأَعْلَى‎‎ ― al-kawn al-ʾaʿlāthe supreme being, God
  4. event, occurrence, incident
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Verb[edit]

كَوَّنَ (kawwana) II, non-past يُكَوِّنُ‎‎ (yukawwinu)

  1. to bring into being, to make, to create, to produce, to originate, to bring forth
    Synonym: أَوْجَدَ(ʾawjada)
  2. to formalize, to frame, to form, to shape, to constitute, to compose, to shape, to set up, to fashion
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Further reading[edit]

  • Horten, Max (1911), “Was bedeutet al-kaun als philosophischer Terminus? Ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Philosophie im Islam”, in Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft[1] (in German), volume 65, pages 539–549