Arabic edit

Root
ن و ي (n-w-y)

Etymology edit

From the root ن و ي (n-w-y).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

نِيَّة (niyyaf (plural نِيَّات (niyyāt) or نَوايَا (nawāyā))

  1. verbal noun of نَوَى (nawā, to think, to intend) (form I)
  2. intention, purpose, resolution
    إنَّمَا الْأَعْمَالُ بِالنِّيَّاتِ، وَإِنَّمَا لِكُلِّ امْرِئٍ مَا نَوَىBut deeds are in intentions, and every man will have what he intends.
  3. will, tendency, inclination, wish, object of investigation
  4. (obsolete) distance

Declension edit

Descendants edit

  • Bashkir: ниәт (niət)
  • Malay: niat
  • Persian: نیت (niyyat)
  • Ottoman Turkish: نیت (niyyet)
  • Swahili: nia
  • Uyghur: نىيەت (niyet)
  • Uzbek: niyat

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