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

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Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Semitic *bin-. Compare Hebrew בֵּן‎.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ibn/
  • (file)

NounEdit

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

  1. son, ibn
    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

HimyariticEdit

NounEdit

ابن (ibn) (accusative: ابنا(ibn-an))

  1. son

ReferencesEdit

  • Kees Versteegh, Mushira Eid, Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics (2007, →ISBN, page 694