See also: إذن, اذن, آذن, أدن, and ادن

Arabic

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آذَان

Etymology 1

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From Proto-Semitic *ʔuḏn- (ear). Cognate with Hebrew אוזן (ózen).

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  • IPA(key): /ʔu.ðun/
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Noun

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أُذُن or أُذْن (ʔuḏun or ʔuḏnf (dual أُذُنَان (ʔuḏunān) or أُذْنَان (ʔuḏnān), plural آذَان (ʔāḏān))

  1. ear
  2. (singular only) listener(s)
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 9:61:
      وَيَقُولُونَ هُوَ أُذُنٌ قُلْ أُذُنُ خَيْرٍ لَكُمْ
      wayaqūlūna huwa ʔuḏunun qul ʔuḏunu ḵayrin lakum
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
  3. handle (of a cup)
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Descendants
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  • Egyptian Arabic: ودن (widn)
  • Gulf Arabic: اذون (aḏūn)
  • Maltese: widna
  • North Levantine Arabic: دينه (dayni) (from a diminutive)
  • North Levantine Arabic: دانة (dāne)
  • North Levantine Arabic: إدن (ʾidn)

Etymology 2

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أَذَن

From the root ء ذ ن (ʔ-ḏ-n) of أُذُن (ʔuḏun, ear).

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Verb

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أَذِنَ (ʔaḏina) I, non-past يَأْذَنُ‎ (yaʔḏanu)

  1. to listen
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أَذِنَ (ʔaḏina) I, non-past يَأْذَنُ‎ (yaʔḏanu)

  1. to give permission, to permit
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 7:123:
      قَالَ فِرْعَوْنُ آمَنْتُم بِهِ قَبْلَ أَنْ آذَنَ لَكُمْ
      qāla firʕawnu ʔāmantum bihī qabla ʔan ʔāḏana lakum
      Said Pharaoh, "You believed in him before I gave you permission."
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أَذِنَ (ʔaḏina) I, non-past يَأْذَنُ‎ (yaʔḏanu)

  1. to hear, to learn of, to be informed
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Etymology 3

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Denominal verb from أُذُن (ʔuḏun, ear).

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أَذَنَ (ʔaḏana) I, non-past يَأْذَنُ‎ (yaʔḏanu)

  1. to hurt (someone's) ear [with لِ (li) or إِلَى (ʔilā)]
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Etymology 4

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From the same root as above.

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أَذَّنَ (ʔaḏḏana) II, non-past يُؤَذِّنُ‎ (yuʔaḏḏinu)

  1. to call
    1. to call to prayer
  2. to crow (of a rooster)
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Etymology 5

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أَذَن (ʔaḏanm

  1. verbal noun of أَذِنَ (ʔaḏina) (form I)
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Etymology 6

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أَذْن (ʔaḏnm

  1. verbal noun of أَذَنَ (ʔaḏana) (form I)
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