See also: آناand انا

ArabicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʔa.na/
  • IPA(key): /ʔa.naː/ (in pausa)
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Semitic *ʾanāku, from Proto-Afroasiatic *ˀanāku, hence also Proto-Berber *ənakkʷ (Kabyle nekk) and Egyptian jnk (Coptic ⲁⲛⲟⲕ (anok)).

PronounEdit

أَنَا (ʾanām or f (enclitic form ـِيَ(-iya) or ـِي() or ـنِي(-nī) or ـنِيَ(-niya))

  1. I (first person singular subject pronoun)
Usage notesEdit

أَنَا(ʾanā) has four enclitic forms which are employed in different contexts and are generally not interchangeable. The enclitic forms ـنِي(-nī) and ـنِيَ(-niya) are attached to verbs, prepositions ending in نْ(n) with no final vowel (e.g., مِنْ(min) and عَنْ(ʿan)), and the sisters of إِنَّ(ʾinna) except لَعَلَّ(laʿalla). The forms ـِي() and ـيَ(-ya) are used elsewhere, but in cases where ـِي() would be preceded by a long vowel, only ـيَ(-ya) is used.

  1. سَاعِدْنِي‎ ― sāʿidnīhelp me
  2. كِتَابِي‎ ― kitābīmy book
  3. عَلَيَّ‎ ― ʿalayyaon me

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From أَنَا(ʾanā, I), calque of German Ich, possibly through ego.

NounEdit

أَنَا (ʾanāf or m

  1. (psychology) ego
DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Wehr, Hans (1979) , “أنا”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Egyptian ArabicEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

أنا ('ánam or f

  1. I

Moroccan ArabicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Arabic أَنَا(ʾanā).

PronounEdit

أنا (ʔanam or f

  1. I (first person singular subject pronoun)

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

AdverbEdit

أنا (ʔana)

  1. (interrogative) which?