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Classical Syriac[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From Ancient Greek κανών (kanṓn). Compare Arabic قَانُون (qānūn) and Hebrew קָנוֹן (qānôn).


  • IPA(key): [qɑnonɑ(ʔ)] (singular)
  • IPA(key): [qɑnone(ʔ)], [qɑnonas] (plural)


ܩܢܘܢܐ m (plural ܩܢܘܢܣ ,ܩܢܘܢܐ)

  1. canon, rule, type
  2. penalty, sanction, canonical fine
  3. tribute
  4. canon, hymn, chant
  5. (ecclesiastical) clerical order
  6. measuring rod
  7. paragraph, section of scripture
  8. (grammar) classification of forms; type of verbal inflections


  • "qnwn"' in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.
  • Louis Costaz, Syriac-English Dictionary, 1963, p. 323a
  • Jessie Payne Smith, A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of Robert Payne Smith, 1903, p. 510a
  • Michael Sokoloff, A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, 2009, p. 1381b