الأبناء

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From اَلْ(al-) + أَبْنَاء(ʾabnāʾ), plural of اِبْن(ibn, son).

The second sense may be a short form of the phrase أَبْنَاء الْدَوْلَة(ʾabnāʾ al-dawla, literally sons of the state, i.e. the Abbasid Caliphate).

Proper nounEdit

اَلْأَبْنَاء (al-ʾabnāʾ?

  1. (historical, archaic) a colony in early Islamic Yemen descended from Sasanian Persian military people
  2. (historical, archaic) a group residing in Abbasid-era old Baghdad descended from army members of Persian origin

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