See also: جنس

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

The snake word is from Proto-Semitic *naḥaš- (snake). Related, through metathesis, to Hebrew נָּחָשׁ (serpent).

VerbEdit

حَنَشَ (ḥanaša) I, non-past يَحْنِشُ‎‎ (yaḥnišu) (archaic)

  1. to dispel, to frighten off

ConjugationEdit

NounEdit

حَنْش (ḥanšm (archaic)

  1. verbal noun of حَنَشَ (ḥanaša) (form I)

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

حَنَش (ḥanašm (plural أَحْنَاش(ʾaḥnāš))

  1. snake, adder, viper

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Hijazi Arabic: حنش(ḥanaš)
  • Moroccan Arabic: حنش(ḥanš)

ReferencesEdit

  • حنش” in Almaany
  • Freytag, Georg (1830) , “حنش”, in Lexicon arabico-latinum praesertim ex Djeuharii Firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum operibus adhibitis Golii quoque et aliorum libris confectum (in Latin), volume 1, Halle: C. A. Schwetschke, page 435
  • Kazimirski, Albin de Biberstein (1860) , “حنش”, in Dictionnaire arabe-français contenant toutes les racines de la langue arabe, leurs dérivés, tant dans l’idiome vulgaire que dans l’idiome littéral, ainsi que les dialectes d’Alger et de Maroc (in French), volume 1, Paris: Maisonneuve et Cie, page 503

Hijazi ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic حَنَش(ḥanaš).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

حنش (ḥanašm (plural أحناش(ʔaḥnāš))

  1. snake
    Synonym: ثعبان

Moroccan ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic حَنَش(ḥanaš).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

حنش (ḥanšm (plural حناش(ḥnāš))

  1. snake