Origin of canon1
Origin of canon2
Origin of canyon
Synonyms for canyon
Related Words for canonprecept, tenet, oeuvre, formula, maxim, doctrine, dictate, table, decree, ordinance, regulation, commandment, catalogue, criterion, yardstick, roll, standard, dogma, declaration, law
Examples from the Web for canon
Contemporary Examples of canon
His Canon camera dangled by his side and the feeling of uncertainty over what he could now report punctuated everything he said.Turkey Arrests Journalists in Crackdown
December 14, 2014
The rule is that every time a new writer enters the canon an old one has to get the boot.The Veteran Who Took Home the National Book Award
November 25, 2014
When he gets his hands on a Canon copier, the reader gets a glimpse into the unique fashion in which his mind works.The Many Lives of Artist David Hockney
November 23, 2014
If you look at said canon, you will notice that most of them are terribly written.
A video game with terrible writing can still be added into the canon of “Best games ever made.”
Historical Examples of canon
The other canon shook his head in dismay at such arrant folly.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
Before the time of the Maccabees there was no canon of sacred books.A Theological-Political Treatise [Part II]
Benedict of Spinoza
But Eliza was so afraid of her uncle the canon's fruit that I dared her to take some; and we did.
Napoleon looked at his uncle the canon with indignation and denial on his face.
No one has come in through the door except you and your uncle the canon.
Word Origin for canon
Word Origin for canon
Word Origin for canyon
"church law," Old English canon, from Old French canon or directly from Late Latin canon "Church law," in classical Latin, "measuring line, rule," from Greek kanon "any straight rod or bar; rule; standard of excellence," perhaps from kanna "reed" (see cane (n.)). Taken in ecclesiastical sense for "decree of the Church." General sense of "standard of judging" is from c.1600. Related: Canonicity.
"clergyman," c.1200, from Anglo-French canun, from Old North French canonie (Modern French chanoine), from Church Latin canonicus "clergyman living under a rule," noun use of Latin adjective canonicus "according to rule" (in ecclesiastical use, "pertaining to the canon"), from Greek kanonikos, from kanon "rule" (see canon (n.1)).
"narrow valley between cliffs," 1834, from Mexican Spanish cañon, extended sense of Spanish cañon "a pipe, tube; deep hollow, gorge," augmentative of cano "a tube," from Latin canna "reed" (see cane (n.)). But earlier spelling callon (1560s) might suggest a source in calle "street."