مثنى

See also: مبنى

ArabicEdit

Arabic numbers (edit)
[a], [b], [c], [d] ←  1 ٢
2
3  → [a], [b]
    Cardinal: اِثْنَان(iṯnān)
    Ordinal: ثَانٍ(ṯānin)
    Multiplier: ثُنَائِيّ(ṯunāʾiyy), مُثَنًّى (muṯannan)
    Distributive: ثُنَاءَ(ṯunāʾa), مَثْنَى (maṯnā)
    Fractional: نِصْف(niṣf)

Etymology 1Edit

From the root ث ن ي(ṯ-n-y).

NounEdit

مَثْنَىٰ (maṯnām

  1. two at a time, in a group of two, in twos
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 35:1:
      ٱلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ فَاطِرِ ٱلسَّمَاوَاتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ جَاعِلِ ٱلْمَلَائِكَةِ رُسُلًا أُولِي أَجْنِحَةٍ مَّثْنَىٰ وَثُلَاثَ وَرُبَاعَ ۚ يَزِيدُ فِي ٱلْخَلْقِ مَا يَشَاءُ ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
      al-ḥamdu li-llāhi fāṭiri s-samāwāti wa-l-ʾarḍi jāʿili l-malāʾikati rusulan ʾulī ʾajniḥatin maṯnā wa-ṯulāṯa wa-rubāʿa yazīdu fī l-ḵalqi mā yašāʾu ʾinna llāha ʿalā kulli šayʾin qadīrun
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Arabic numbers (edit)
[a], [b], [c] ←  1 ٢
2
3  → [a], [b]
    Cardinal: اِثْنَان(iṯnān)
    Ordinal: ثَانٍ(ṯānin)
    Multiplier: ثُنَائِيّ(ṯunāʾiyy), مُثَنًّى (muṯannan)
    Distributive: ثُنَاءَ(ṯunāʾa), مَثْنَى (maṯnā)
    Fractional: نِصْف(niṣf)

Derived from the passive participle of ثَنَّىٰ(ṯannā, to double), from the root ث ن ي(ṯ-n-y).

AdjectiveEdit

مُثَنًّى (muṯannan) (feminine مُثَنَّاة(muṯannāh), masculine plural مُثَنَّوْن(muṯannawn), feminine plural مُثَنَّيَات(muṯannayāt))

  1. double, two-fold
DeclensionEdit