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ـِينَ (-īnam

  1. Oblique-case suffix—i.e. accusative-case (manṣūb) and genitive-case (majrūr)—used to pluralize masculine nouns and adjectives referring to people. In Classical Arabic, with full ʾiʿrāb, appears as ـِينَ(-īna). Note that most masculine nouns and adjectives referring to people, especially shorter ones, are not pluralized in this fashion, but use a broken plural instead. Furthermore, non-human masculine nouns don't use this suffix, either forming a broken plural or using the "feminine" suffix ـَات(-āt).
  2. Oblique-case suffix used very occasionally to pluralize non-human nouns, including some that are feminine, such as سَنَة(sana, year), accusative and genitive plural سِنِين(sinīn).
  3. -ty

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ـَيْنِ (-aynim

  1. Dual oblique suffix in Modern Standard Arabic. In Classical Arabic, with full ʾiʿrāb, appears as ـَيْنِ(-ayni). The corresponding construct form is ـَيْ(-ay).
  2. Dual suffix in informal Arabic. The corresponding construct form is ـَيْ(-ay).

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