لون

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *lawn, from Proto-Afroasiatic *lwn-; cognate with Egyptian jwn.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

لَوْن (lawnm (plural أَلْوَان(ʾalwān))

  1. (countable, uncountable) color
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 2:69:
      قَالُوا ٱدْعُ لَنَا رَبَّكَ يُبَيِّن لَّنَا مَا لَوْنُهَا ۚ قَالَ إِنَّهُ يَقُولُ إِنَّهَا بَقَرَةٌ صَفْرَاءُ فَاقِعٌ لَّوْنُهَا تَسُرُّ ٱلنَّاظِرِينَ
      qālū dʿu lanā rabbaka yubayyin lanā mā lawnuhā qāla ʾinnahu yaqūlu ʾinnahā baqaratun ṣafrāʾu fāqiʿun lawnuhā tasurru n-nāẓirīna
      They said, "Call upon your Lord to show us what is her color." He said, "He says, 'It is a yellow cow, bright in color - pleasing to the observers.'"
  2. type, variety

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Egyptian Arabic: لون(lūn)
  • Gulf Arabic: لون(lōn)
  • Hijazi Arabic: لون(lōn)
  • Maltese: lewn
  • Moroccan Arabic: لون(lūn)

Further reading[edit]

Verb[edit]

لَوَّنَ (lawwana) II, non-past يُلَوِّنُ‎‎ (yulawwinu)

  1. to colour, to paint

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loprieno, Antonio (1995) Ancient Egyptian: A Linguistic Introduction, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 31

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic لَوْن(lawn).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

لون (lūnm (plural ألوان(alwā́n))

  1. color

Gulf Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Root
ل و ن
1 pages

From Arabic لَوْن(lawn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

لون (lōnm (dual لونين(lōnēn), plural الوان(alwān))

  1. color
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Root
ل و ن
1 pages

From Arabic لَوَّنَ(lawwana).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

لَوَّن (lawwan) (form II, non-past يلون(ylawwin))

  1. to color, to colorize

Hijazi Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic لَوْن(lawn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

لون (lōnm (plural ألوان(ʔalwān))

  1. color

Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Root
ل و ن
1 term

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic لَوْن(lawn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

لون (lūnm (plural ألوان(ʔalwān) or لوان(lwān))

  1. color

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic لَوَّنَ(lawwana).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

لون (lawwan) (form II, non-past يلون(ylawwan))

  1. to color
Conjugation[edit]
    Conjugation of لون
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
past m لوّنت(lawwant) لوّنتي(lawwanti) لوّن (lawwan) لوّننا(lawwanna) لوّنتوا(lawwantu) لوّنوا(lawwnu)
f لوّنت(lawwnāt)
non-past m نلوّن(nlawwan) تلوّن(tlawwan) يلوّن(ylawwan) نلوّنوا(nlawwnu) تلوّنوا(tlawwnu) يلوّنوا(ylawwnu)
f تلوّني(tlawwni) تلوّن(tlawwan)
imperative m لوّن (lawwan) لوّنوا(lawwnu)
f لوّني(lawwni)

South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic لَوْن(lawn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /loːn/, [loːn]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

لون (lōnm (plural ألوان(alwān))

  1. color
  2. style, genre
See also[edit]
Colors · الألوان (il-ʔalwān)
     أبيض(ʔabyaḍ, white)      أسود(ʔaswad, black)
          أحمر(ʔaḥmar, red), خمري(ḵamri, crimson)      رمادي(ramādi, grey), سكني(sakani, grey)
          بردقاني(burdʔāni, orange), بني(binni, brown)      أصفر(ʔaṣfar, yellow)
     أخضر(ʔaḵḍar, green)           أزرق(ʔazraʔ, blue), كحلي(kuḥli, navy)
     بنفسجي(banafsaji, violet), نهدي(nahdi, purple)      زهري(zahri, pink), ليلكي(lēlaki, lilac)

Etymology 2[edit]

لو(law) +‎ إن(ʾinn-).

Conjunction[edit]

لونّـ (lawenn-)

  1. if (hypothetical condition; followed by a suffix pronoun)
    Synonym: لو(law)
  2. if only (followed by a suffix pronoun)
Inflection[edit]
    Inflected forms of لون
Base form لونّـ (lawenn-)
Personal-pronoun-
including forms
singular plural
m f
1st person لونّي(lawenni) لونّا(lawenna)
2nd person لونّك(lawennak) لونّك(lawennek) لونكم(lawenkom)
3rd person لونّه(lawenno) إلونها(lawenha) لونهم(lawenhom)
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