qanun

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See also: qanûn

English[edit]

Man playing a qanun

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Etymology[edit]

From Turkish kanun, from Arabic قَانُون (qānūn), from Ancient Greek κανών (kanṓn).

Noun[edit]

qanun (plural qanuns)

  1. (music) A Near Eastern and Caucasian musical instrument related to the zither, dulcimer, harp, or sackbut having either 26 strings and a single bridge, or twice that number and two bridges.
    • 2009 June 21, Daniel J. Wakin, “Ensemble Ambitions in a World Divided”, in New York Times[1]:
      WISPS of mournful tunes from a cane flute mingled with the plucking, jangling arabesques of the zitherlike qanun, the oud and gentle drums.

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  • "kanoon." Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster. 2002.

Azerbaijani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic قَانُون (qānūn), ultimately from Ancient Greek κανών (kanṓn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɡɑːnun]
  • Hyphenation: qan‧un

Noun[edit]

qanun (definite accusative qanunu, plural qanunlar)

  1. law
    qanun qəbul etməkto pass a law
    qanun çıxarmaqto make a law
    qanunu pozmaqto break the law
    qanunu ləğv etməkto abolish the law
    qanun çərçivəsində işləməkto operate within the framework of law
    Bir dəfə qanun çıxarmışdılar ki, daha ölmək olmaz, qadağandır. Qanun tez-tez pozulurdu və axırda onu ləğv etdilər.
    Once they made a law, that dying isn't allowed anymore, it's prohibited. The law was often violated and at the end they abolished it.
  2. statute

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