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HebrewEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Semitic *ʾabn-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

אֶבֶן (évenf (plural indefinite אֲבָנִים‎, plural construct אַבְנֵי־‎) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. stone, small rock
  2. gem
  3. (Biblical Hebrew) motionless body, paralyzed (see 1 Samuel 25:37)
DeclensionEdit

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Etymology 2Edit

From Arabic اِبْن(ibn).

NounEdit

אבן (ibnm (no plural forms, singular construct אבן־) (singular only, construct only)

  1. (used in names) ibn

Judeo-ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic اِبْن(ibn).

NounEdit

אבן (ibnunm (plural אבנא(ʾabnāʾun) or בנון(banūna))

  1. son
    • Exodus 1:1 in Saadia Gaon's Tafsir (circa 10th century)
      הדׄה אסמא בני אסראיל אלדאכׄלין אלי מצר מע יעקוב רגׄל ואלה דכׄלו׃‎‎
      hāḏihi ʾasmāʾu banī ʾisrāʾīla d-dāḵilīna ʾilā miṣra maʿa yaʿqūba rajulun waʾilluhu daḵalū.
      These are the names of the sons of Israel entering Egypt. With Jacob, man and his kin entered: