أنا

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See also: آنا and انا

Arabic[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ʾanāku, from Proto-Afro-Asiatic *ˀanāku, hence also Proto-Berber *ənakkʷ (Kabyle nekk) and Egyptian *ˀanāku (Coptic ⲁⲛⲟⲕ ‎(anok)).

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Pronoun[edit]

أَنَا ‎(ʾanām, f (enclitic form ـِي ‎() or ـنِي ‎(-nī) or ـيَ ‎(-ya))

  1. I (first person singular subject pronoun)

Usage notes[edit]

أَنَا ‎(ʾanā) has three enclitic forms which are employed in different contexts and are generally not interchangeable. The enclitic form ـنِي ‎(-nī) is attached to verbs, prepositions ending in نْ ‎(n) with no final vowel (e.g., مِنْ ‎(min) and عَنْ ‎(ʿan)), and the sisters of إِنَّ ‎(ʾinna) except لَعَلَّ ‎(laʿalla). The form ـِي ‎() is used elsewhere, but in cases where ـِي ‎() would be preceded by a long vowel, ـيَ ‎(-ya) is used instead.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From أَنَا ‎(ʾanā, I), calqued from German Ich, possibly through Latin ego.

Noun[edit]

أَنَا ‎(ʾanāf, m

  1. (psychology) ego

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Egyptian Arabic[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

أنا ‎('ánam, f

  1. I