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See also: معنی

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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), 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 0-87950-003-4