See also: دنى

ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the roots د ن و(d-n-w) and د ن ي(d-n-y).

AdjectiveEdit

دَنِيّ (daniyy) (feminine دَنِيَّة(daniyya), masculine plural أَدْنِيَاء(ʾadniyāʾ), feminine plural دَنِيَّات(daniyyāt) or دَنَايَا(danāyā), elative أَدْنَى(ʾadnā))

  1. near, neighboring
  2. low
  3. mean
  4. vile
  5. worthless, of a bad quality
  6. weak-minded, cowardly
DeclensionEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

دُنِيَ (duniya) (form I)

  1. third-person masculine singular past passive of دَنَا(danā)

North Levantine ArabicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic دُنْيَا(dunyā).

NounEdit

دني (dinif

  1. world; earth
    صار عمرك خمسين وانتي بعدك أحلى مرة بالدني يا حياتي!‎‎
    ṣār ʿumrik ḵamsīn w-inti baʿdik ʾaḥla mara bi-d-dini, ya ḥayāti!
    You’ve turned fifty and you’re still the most beautiful woman in the world, darling!
  2. it; things; everything; used to refer to general states and circumstances, e.g. the weather or the space around one
    الدني مشمه اليوم.‎‎ ― id-dini mšamse l-yawm.It’s sunny today. (literally, “The world is sunny today.”)
    الدني وقتا كانت حرب.‎‎ ― id-dini waʾta kānit ḥarb.There was a war at the time. (literally, “The world was war at the time.”)
    خلاص! شوف عم نجوي الدني!‎‎ ― ḵalāṣ! šūf, ʿam tijwi d-dini!Stop! Look, you’re getting everything dirty! (literally, “Stop! Look, you’re sullying the world.”)