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

Derived terms[edit]

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]

  • Dutch: mediene