ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root ه و ن(h-w-n).

AdjectiveEdit

هَيِّن (hayyin) (feminine هَيِّنَة(hayyina), masculine plural هَيِّنُونَ(hayyinūna) or أَهْوِنَاء(ʾahwināʾ), feminine plural هَيِّنَات(hayyināt), elative أَهْوَن(ʾahwan))

  1. easy, cushy
  2. of low importance, trifling
    Antonym: عَظِيم(ʿaẓīm)
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 24:15:
      إِذْ تَلَقَّوْنَهُ بِأَلْسِنَتِكُمْ وَتَقُولُونَ بِأَفْوَاهِكُم مَّا لَيْسَ لَكُم بِهِ عِلْمٌ وَتَحْسَبُونَهُ هَيِّنًا وَهُوَ عِنْدَ ٱللَّهِ عَظِيمٌ
      ʾiḏ talaqqawnahu bi-ʾalsinatikum wa-taqūlūna bi-ʾafwāhikummā laysa lakum bihi ʿilmun wa-taḥsabūnahu hayyinan wa-huwa ʿinda llahi ʿaẓīmun
      When you received it with your tongues and said with your mouths that of which you had no knowledge and thought it was insignificant while it was, in the sight of God, tremendous.
  3. plain and unpretentious, humble

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Freytag, Georg (1837) , “هين”, in Lexicon arabico-latinum praesertim ex Djeuharii Firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum operibus adhibitis Golii quoque et aliorum libris confectum (in Latin), volume 4, Halle: C. A. Schwetschke, page 420
  • Kazimirski, Albin de Biberstein (1860) , “هين”, in Dictionnaire arabe-français contenant toutes les racines de la langue arabe, leurs dérivés, tant dans l’idiome vulgaire que dans l’idiome littéral, ainsi que les dialectes d’Alger et de Maroc (in French), volume 2, Paris: Maisonneuve et Cie, page 1461
  • Wehr, Hans; Kropfitsch, Lorenz (1985) , “هين”, in Arabisches Wörterbuch für die Schriftsprache der Gegenwart (in German), 5th edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, published 2011, →ISBN, page 1364

North Levantine ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic هَيِّن(hayyin).

AdjectiveEdit

هين (hayyin) (feminine هينة(hayyne), elative أهين(ʾahyan) or أهون(ʾahwan))

  1. easy
    الإمتحان كان كتير هين.‎‎
    l-ʾimtiḥān kān ktīr hayyin.
    The test was very easy.
    ما في أهون من هيك.‎‎
    ma fi ʾahwan min hayk.
    Nothing’s easier than that.