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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Semitic *ʿayn- (eye), particularly via Hebrew עַיִן(ʿáyin).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ayin (plural ayins)

  1. The sixteenth letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
    • I. Taylor, The Alphabet
      Ayin is the most difficult of the faucals.

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Further readingEdit

  1. ^ ayin” in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
  2. ^ ayin” in the Collins English Dictionary
  3. ^ ayin” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

ayin m or f (invariable)

  1. Alternative spelling of ain

KaqchikelEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Mayan *ahyiin.

NounEdit

ayin

  1. alligator (clarification of this definition is needed)

ReferencesEdit

  • Brown, R. McKenna; Maxwell, Judith M.; Little, Walter E. (2006) ¿La ütz awäch? Introduction to Kaqchikel Maya Language, Austin: University of Texas Press, page 207
  • Ruyán Canú, Déborah; Coyote Tum, Rafael; Munson L., Jo Ann (1991) Diccionario cakchiquel central y español[1] (in Spanish), Instituto Lingüístico de Verano de Centroamérica, page 9

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Persian آیین(âyin).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ayin (definite accusative ayini, plural ayinler)

  1. rite, ritual; a religious ceremony

DeclensionEdit

Inflection
Nominative ayin
Definite accusative ayini
Singular Plural
Nominative ayin ayinler
Definite accusative ayini ayinleri
Dative ayine ayinlere
Locative ayinde ayinlerde
Ablative ayinden ayinlerden
Genitive ayinin ayinlerin

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