معنى

See also: معنی

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root ع ن ي(ʿ-n-y), from the verb عَنَى(ʿanā, to be on someone's mind)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /maʕ.nan/
  • IPA(key): /maʕ.naː/ (informal)
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NounEdit

مَعْنًى (maʿnanm (construct state مَعْنَى (maʿnā), dual مَعْنَيَانِ(maʿnayāni), plural مَعَانٍ(maʿānin), plural construct state مَعَانِي(maʿānī))

  1. meaning, import, sense
  2. concept, notion, idea, thought
  3. rhetorical expression, figurative expression

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Horten, Max (1910) , “Was bedeutet مَعْنًى als philosophischer Terminus? Eine Studie zur Geschichte der islamischen Philosophie”, in Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft[1] (in German), volume 64, pages 391–396
  • Wehr, Hans (1979) , “عني”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

North Levantine ArabicEdit

NounEdit

معنى (maʿnam (plural معاني(maʿāni))

  1. meaning

Usage notesEdit

  • The construct form is either unchanged as in standard Arabic or it becomes معنات‎, معناة(maʿnēt). Especially with personal suffixes the latter is predominant. The word does not become feminine, however.