ثانية

See also: ثانیهand ثانیہ

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root ث ن ي(ṯ-n-y); compare ثَنَى(ṯanā, to double, to fold, to bend), اِثْنَان(iṯnān, two).

The terms دَقِيقة(daqīqa, minute) and ثانِية (ṯāniya, second) are literally equivalent to Medieval Latin minūta and secunda, which is obviously not coincidental. The exact history of these terms is complicated, but the Arabo-Islamic influence is usually considered greater. Al-Biruni is sometimes credited with first having used the measures in the modern sense, though eventually they go back to the Ancient Greek division of the circle.

PronunciationEdit

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  • IPA(key): /ˈθɑːnjə/ (Gulf Arabic)

NounEdit

ثَانِيَة (ṯāniyaf (plural ثَوَانٍ(ṯawānin))

  1. second (unit of time)

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Bashkir: Сания (Saniya)
  • Persian: ثانیه(sâniye)
  • Turkish: saniye

AdjectiveEdit

ثَانِيَة (ṯāniyaf

  1. feminine singular of ثَانٍ(ṯānin)