מדינה

HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

Root
ד־י־ן

Likely borrowed from Aramaic מְדִינְתָּא(məḏīntā), itself formed from the root of דין(to judge), denoting the place where judgement takes place. Cognate with Arabic مَدِينَة(madīna, city).

NounEdit

מְדִינָה (m'dináf (plural indefinite מְדִינוֹת‎, singular construct מְדִינַת־‎, plural construct מְדִינוֹת־‎)

  1. state (sovereign polity)
  2. state (division of a federation)
  3. (biblical) province, district

Derived termsEdit

Proper nounEdit

מָדִינָה (madínaf

  1. Medina

YiddishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew מדינה(m'diná).

NounEdit

מדינה (medinef, plural מדינות(medines)

  1. country
  2. Israel

DescendantsEdit

  • Dutch: mediene