The word koan is a valid scrabble word

3 short excerpts of WikWik.org (WikWik is an online database of words defined in the English, French, Spanish, Italian, and other Wiktionnaries.)

  • koan  n. (Zen Buddhism) A story about a Zen master and his student, sometimes like a riddle, other times like…
  • koan  n. A riddle with no solution, used to provoke reflection on the inadequacy of logical reasoning, and…
  • kōan  n. Alternative spelling of koan.

27 valid words from 3 definitions

ABOUT ALTERNATIVE AND HIS INADEQUACY KOAN LIKE LOGICAL MASTER NO OF ON OTHER PROVOKE REASONING REFLECTION RIDDLE SOLUTION SOMETIMES SPELLING STORY STUDENT THE TIMES TO USED WITH

2 invalid words from 3 definitions

BUDDHISM ZEN

3 words-in-word (Words found as is inside the word.)

AN KO KOA

One word-in-word RTL (Word found written from right to left, inside the word.)

NA

One anagram (New word found by changing the order of the letters.)

KAON

7 cousins (New words found by changing only one letter.)

EOAN KHAN KOAP KOAS LOAN MOAN ROAN

2 lipograms (New words found when removing only one letter.)

KOA KON

One epenthesis (New word found when adding only one letter.)

KOBAN

One suffix (New word found by adding one or more letters at the end of the word.)

KOANS

7 anagrams plus one (New words formed with all the letters from the word plus a letter.)

+B KOBAN
+E OAKEN
+R KRONA
+S KAONS KOANS SANKO
+T TONKA

4 anagrams minus one (New words formed with all the letters from the word minus a letter.)

-A KON
-N KOA OAK OKA

Scrabble scoring

  • 8 points.

Probability in scrabble (Probability to draw 7 letters at the beginning of the game to build the word.)

  • Joker allowed, 1 in 60.9 chance (1.64%).
  • Joker not allowed, 1 in 259 chance (0.39%).

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Categories without words

  • Not found in the middle (Word found by adding letters in front and at the end of the word.)
  • No prefixes (Word found by adding one or more letters in front of the word.)

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