يقطين

ArabicEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Inconspicuous, of a rare pattern yaKLīM – otherwise found only in يَعْضِيد(yaʿḍīd, Launaea mucronata) and يَعْقِيد(yaʿqīd, thickened honey) – but connected to the root ق ط ن(q-ṭ-n), so perhaps from a Semitic substrate.

NounEdit

يَقْطِين (yaqṭīnm (singulative يَقْطِينَة(yaqṭīna))

  1. a variety of squash or gourd
    1. pumpkin
      • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 37:146:
        وَأَنْبَتْنَا عَلَيْهِ شَجَرَةً مِنْ يَقْطِينٍ‎‎
        waʾanbatnā ʿalayhi šajaratan min yaqṭīnin
        (please add an English translation of this quote)

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit
  • يقطين” in Almaany
  • Jeffery, Arthur (1938) The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qurʾān (Gaekwad’s Oriental Series; 79), Baroda: Oriental Institute, page 292
  • “Yaqṭīn as substratum vocabulary?”, in Jabal al-Lughat[1], 2018-06-26
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “يقطين”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN, page 912

Hijazi ArabicEdit

 
يَقْطين

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic يَقْطِين(yaqṭīn).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

يَقْطين (yagṭīnm pl (singular يَقْطينة‎ (yagṭīna), feminine plural يَقْطينات‎ (yagṭīnāt))

  1. pumpkin

See alsoEdit