South Levantine Arabic

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Arabic جَيْئَة (jayʔa) with the Hamza replaced by “n”. Doublet of جيّة (jayye).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ʒeː.ne/, [ˈʒeː.ne]
  • IPA(key): /ʒeː.na/, [ˈʒeː.na]
  • Audio (Ramallah):(file)

Noun

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جينة (jēnef

  1. verbal noun of إجا (ʔija)
  2. coming, arrival
    Antonyms: روحة (rōḥa), طلعة (ṭalʕa)
    Coordinate term: رجعة (rajʕa, return)
    جينته كانت صدفة.
    jēnto kānat ṣudfe
    He arrived unexpectedly.
    (literally, “His arrival was by chance.”)
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  • جاي (jāy, coming, approaching)