عين

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

عَيَّنَ (ʿayyana) II, non-past يُعَيِّنُ‎ (yuʿayyinu) (transitive)

  1. to appoint, to nominate
  2. to define
  3. to designate, to specify
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

عين

From Proto-Semitic *ʿayn-, from Proto-Afro-Asiatic *ʿayVn-.

Noun[edit]

عَيْن (ʿaynf (dual عَيْنَانِ (ʿaynāni), dual oblique عَيْنَيْنِ (ʿaynayni), plural عُيُون (ʿuyūn))

  1. (anatomy) eye (organ)
    • عَيْنَاىَ (ʿaynāya, dual nom.) — my two eyes
    • عَيْنَاكَ (ʿaynāka, dual nom.) — your (m/sg) two eyes
  2. spring (of water)
  3. name of the 13th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
  4. envy
  5. spy
  6. The thing itself
  7. A revered person in the community.
  8. In law: money or whatever is the equivalent of money.
  9. In economics: what has monetary value except money.

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic عَيْن (ʿayn), from Proto-Semitic *ʿayn-, from Proto-Afro-Asiatic *ʿayVn-.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

عين (Rumi spelling ain)

  1. (anatomy) eye (organ)

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