نون

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /nuːn/

Noun[edit]

نُون (nūnf (plural نُونَات(nūnāt))

  1. Name of the 25th letter of the Arabic alphabet (ن / ‍ن‎), representing the sound /n/.
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Deverbative from the letter نُون(nūn).

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /naw.wa.na/

Verb[edit]

نَوَّنَ (nawwana) II, non-past يُنَوِّنُ‎‎ (yunawwinu)

  1. (grammar) to add nunation to (a word), to nunate (a word)
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from Classical Syriac ܢܽܘܢܳܐ(nūnā, fish) as in the Hebrew story of Joshua, son of Nun, ultimately likely from Akkadian 𒄩 (KU6 /nūnu/), possibly from Sumerian.

Noun[edit]

نُون (nūnm (plural نِينَان(nīnān) or أَنْوَان(ʾanwān)) (very rare, obsolete)

  1. The meaning of this term is uncertain. Possibilities include:
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 21:87:
      وَذَا النُّونِ إِذ ذَّهَبَ مُغٰضِبًا فَظَنَّ أَن لَّن نَّقْدِرَ عَلَيْهِ فَنَادَى فِي الظُّلُمَاتِ أَن لَّا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ سُبْحٰنَكَ إِنِّي كُنْتُ مِنَ الظّٰلِمِينَ
      waḏā n-nūni ʾiḏ ḏḏahaba muḡāḍiban faẓanna ʾan llan nnaqdira ʿalayhi fanādā fī ẓ-ẓulumāti ʾan llā ʾilāha ʾillā ʾanta subḥānaka ʾinnī kuntu mina ẓ-ẓālimīna
      And the man of the nūn, when he went off in fury and opined that We would not decree upon him. And he cried in the glooms “there is no god short of You, exalted are You. Indeed I have been of the wrongdoers.”
    1. fish; great fish
    2. A male given name
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Fraenkel, Siegmund (1886) Die aramäischen Fremdwörter im Arabischen (in German), Leiden: E. J. Brill, page 121
  • Jeffery, Arthur (1938) The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qurʾān (Gaekwad’s Oriental Series; 79), Baroda: Oriental Institute, page 282
  • Wehr, Hans; Kropfitsch, Lorenz (1985), “نون”, in Arabisches Wörterbuch für die Schriftsprache der Gegenwart (in German), 5th edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, published 2011, →ISBN, page 1332

Baluchi[edit]

Adverb[edit]

نون (annõ)

  1. now
  2. presently
  3. at the present time

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Persian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *nu- (now).

Adverb[edit]

نون (nun)

  1. (archaic, poetic) now

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

نون (nun) (plural نون‌ها(nun-hâ))

  1. The name of the Perso-Arabic script letter ن.

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

نون (nun) (plural نون‌ها(nun-hâ))

  1. (colloquial-un) Spoken form of نان(nân).