ענא

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Aramaic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Hebrew צֹאן ‎(tsón, ṣōn), Arabic ضَأْن ‎(ḍaʾn).

Noun[edit]

עָנָא ‎(ʿānāf, f pl

  1. (collective) flock of sheep and goats
    • Targum Onkelos, Genesis 30:39:
      וְאִתְיַחֲמָא עָנָא בְּחֻטְרַיָּא וִילִידָן עָנָא רְגוֹלִין נְמוֹרִין וּרְקוֹעִין׃
      wəʾiṯyaḥămā ʿānā bəḥuṭrayyā wīlīḏān ʿānā rəḡōlīn nəmōrīn ūrəqōʿīn.
      And the flocks conceived at the sight of the rods, and the flocks brought forth streaked, speckled, and spotted.
  2. (collective) sheep (as opposed to goats)

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

ענא ‎(transliteration needed)

  1. to answer, to respond
  2. to be busy, to be occupied