אבן

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ʾabn-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

אֶבֶן (évenf (plural indefinite form אֲבָנִים, plural construct form אַבְנֵי־)

  1. stone, small rock
  2. gem
  3. (biblical) motionless body, paralyzed (see 1 Samuel 25:37)
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic ابن (ibn).

Noun[edit]

אבן (ibnm (no plural forms, singular construct form אבן) (singular only, construct only)

  1. (used in names) ibn

Judeo-Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic اِبْنٌ (ibnun).

Noun[edit]

אבן (ibnunm (plural אבנא, בנון, ʾabnāʾun, banūna)

  1. son
    • Exodus 1:1 in Saadia Gaon's Tafsir (circa 10th century)
      הדׄה אסמא בני אסראיל אלדאכׄלין אלי מצר מע יעקוב רגׄל ואלה דכׄלו׃
      hāḏihi ʾasmāʾu banī ʾisrāʾīla ad-dāḵilīna ʾilā miṣra maʿa yaʿqūba rajulun waʾilluhu daḵalū.
      These are the names of the sons of Israel entering Egypt. With Jacob, man and his kin entered: