מדינה

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
ד־י־ן

Likely borrowed from Aramaic מְדִינְתָּא (məḏīntā), itself formed from the root of דין (to judge), denoting the place where judgement takes place. Cognate with Arabic مَدِينَة (madīna, city).

Noun[edit]

מְדִינָה (m'dináf (plural indefinite מְדִינוֹת, singular construct מְדִינַת־, plural construct מְדִינוֹת־)

  1. state (sovereign polity)
  2. state (division of a federation)
  3. (biblical) province, district

Proper noun[edit]

מָדִינָה (madínaf

  1. Medina

Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew מדינה (m'diná).

Noun[edit]

מדינה (medinef, plural מדינות (medines)

  1. country
  2. Israel

Descendants[edit]