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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root د ن و(d-n-w) or د ن ي(d-n-y). Feminine elative of أَدْنَى(ʾadnā, lower). دُنيَا(world) is originally the "lower place" (as opposed to heaven, the "higher place"); compare English here below.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

دُنْيَا (dunyāf

  1. feminine singular of أَدْنَى(ʾadnā, lower)

NounEdit

دُنْيَا (dunyāf (dual دُنْيَيَان(dunyayān), plural دُنًى(dunan) or دُنْيَيَات(dunyayāt))

  1. world (the Earth, or any this-worldly habitat, excluding the next world)
  2. this mortal life; life in this world
  3. kingdom

DeclensionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “دنو”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

GujaratiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Persian دنیا(donyâ) from Arabic دُنْيَا(dunyā), or from Arabic directly.

NounEdit

دنيا (duniyāf (Standard Gujarati દુનિયા)

  1. (LDA) world, universe