See also: أبن‎, أثن‎, اثن‎, أتن, and آتن

ArabicEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Semitic *bin-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ibn/
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NounEdit

اِبْن (ibnm (plural أَبْنَاء(ʾabnāʾ) or بَنُون(banūn) or بَنَات(banāt), feminine اِبْنَة(ibna) or بِنْت(bint))

  1. son
    بُنَيَّ‎‎ ― bunayyamy little son (diminutive)
    اِبْنُ آدَمَ‎‎ ― ibnu ʾādamahuman (literally, “son of Adam”)
  2. descendant, scion
  3. offspring, son of the fatherland
  4. member (of a group or set of people or things)
Usage notesEdit
  • The plural بَنَات (banāt) is used as the plural of اِبْن (ibn) if and only if the referents are things or non-human animals.
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Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

اِبْنِ (ibni) (form I)

  1. second-person masculine singular active imperative of بَنَى(banā)

ReferencesEdit

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

North Levantine ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic اِبْن(ibn).

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

ابن (ibinm (plural ولاد(wlād) or صبيان(ṣibyān, ṣubyān))

  1. son

Usage notesEdit

  • The plural ولاد(wlād) can mean “sons” specifically, but also “children” in general. The alternative plural is used to explicitly specify the masculine.

See alsoEdit


South Levantine ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic اِبْن(ibn).

NounEdit

ابن (ʔibnm (plural ولاد(wlād), feminine بنت(bint))

  1. son
    Synonym: ولد(walad)

Yemeni ArabicEdit

NounEdit

ابن (ibn, ubnm (plural بني(banī))

  1. son
  2. side-branch of a tree

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