أدنى

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See also: ادنيand أذني

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Elative of دَنِيّ(daniyy, near, low, mean), from the roots د ن و(d-n-w) and د ن ي(d-n-y).

Adjective[edit]

أَدْنَى (ʾadnā) (feminine دُنْيَا(dunyā), masculine plural أَدْنَوْنَ(ʾadnawna) or أَدَانٍ(ʾadānin), feminine plural دُنًى(dunan) or دُنْيَيَات(dunyayāt))

  1. elative degree of دَنِيّ(daniyy, near, low, mean):
    1. nearer, closer; nearest, closest
      الشَّرْق الْأَدْنَى‎ ― aš-šarq al-ʾadnāthe Near East, as opposed to الشَّرْق الْأَقْصَى(aš-šarq al-ʾaqṣā)
      Antonym: أَقْصَى(ʾaqṣā)
    2. lower; lowest
    3. lowlier; lowliest
    4. of less significance; of least significance
    5. more suitable; most suitable
    6. inferior
      أَتَسْتَبْدِلُونَ الَّذِي هُوَ أَدْنَى بِالَّذِي هُوَ خَيْرٌ؟‎‎
      ʾatastabdilūna allaḏī huwa ʾadnā bi-llaḏī huwa ḵayrun?
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Declension[edit]