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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 (transliteration neededm (plural ܩܢܘܢܣ or 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 Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Costaz, Louis (2002) Dictionnaire syriaque-français : Syriac–English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Beirut: Dar El-Machreq, p. 323a
  • Payne Smith, Jessie (1903) A Compendious Syriac Dictionary Founded Upon the Thesaurus Syriacus of R. Payne Smith, D.D., Oxford: Clarendon Press, p. 510a
  • Sokoloff, Michael (2009) A Syriac Lexicon: A Translation from the Latin, Correction, Expansion, and Update of C. Brockelmann's Lexicon Syriacum, Winona Lake, Indiana; Piscataway, New Jersey: Eisenbrauns; Gorgias Press, p. 1381b