لیکن

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Persian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabicلٰكِنْ(lākin, but) (with the long vowel shifted by imāla).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
 

Readings
Classical reading? lēkin
Dari reading? lēkin
Iranian reading? likan, liken

Conjunction[edit]

Dari اما⁩, ⁧مگر
Iranian Persian ولی
Tajik аммо

لیکن (likan)

  1. (Dari or dated) but, however
    Synonyms:مگر(magar), ⁧ولی(vali), ⁧اما(ammâ)
    • c. 1911, Mohammad Hossein Âğuli Torki-ye Shirâzi, دیوان ترکی شیرازی[1]:
      عشق در عالم معنی ست نهالی شاداب
      خوش نهالی ست و لیکن ثمرش جز غم نیست
      ešq dar âlam ma'ni-st nahâli šâdâb
      xoš nahâli-st va likan samr-aš joz ğam nist
      The meaning of love in the world is a well-watered sapling;
      It is a pretty sapling, but its fruit is naught but grief.
  2. (Dari or dated) only
    Synonym:تنها(tanhâ)

Punjabi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Classical Persianلیکن(lekin), from Arabicلٰكِنْ(lākin).

Conjunction[edit]

لیکن (lekin, lekan) (Gurmukhi spelling ਲੇਕਿਨ)

  1. but
    Synonyms:مگر(magar), ⁧پر(par)
  2. however

Urdu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Classical Persianلیکن(lekin), from Arabicلٰكِنْ(lākin).

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

لیکن (lekin) (Hindi spelling लेकिन)

  1. but
  2. except

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • لیکن”, in اُردُو لُغَت(urdū luġat) (in Urdu), Ministry of Education: Government of Pakistan, 2017.
  • لیکن”, in ریخْتَہ لُغَت(rexta luġat) - Rekhta Dictionary [Urdu dictionary with meanings in Hindi & English] (in English), Noida, India: Rekhta Foundation, 2024.