From Middle English canoun, from Old French canon, from Latin canōn, from Ancient Greek κανών ("measuring rod, standard"), akin to κάννα, from Semitic (compare Hebrew קָנֶה ("reed") and Arabic قَنَاة ("reed")). qanun. See also cane.
From Middle English canoun, ultimately from Latin canonicus (either by shortening or back-formation from Old English canonic, or via Old Northern French canoine).
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