أنى

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ء ن ي(ʾ-n-y).

Verb[edit]

أَنَى (ʾanā) I, non-past يَأْنِي‎‎ (yaʾnī)

  1. to come, to draw near
Conjugation[edit]

Verb[edit]

أَنَّى (ʾannā) II, non-past يُؤَنِّي‎‎ (yuʾannī)

  1. to tarry, to fall short, to flag, to be remiss in respect of the thing
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Adverb[edit]

أَنَّى (ʾannā)

  1. (interrogative) how
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 19:20:
      أَنَّى يَكُونُ لِي غُلَامٌ وَلَمْ يَمْسَسْنِي بَشَرٌ وَلَمْ أَكُ بَغِيًّا؟‎‎
      ʾannā yakūnu lī ḡulāmun walam yamsasnī bašarun walam ʾaku baḡiyyan?
      How can I have a boy if no man has touched me and I am not unchaste?
  2. (interrogative) From where?
    • Quran
      يَا مَرْيَمُ أَنَّى لَكِ هَذَا
      yā maryamu ʾannā laki haḏā
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  3. (interrogative) when?
  4. (conjunction) where; wherever
  5. (conjunction) when, whenever
  6. (conditional) wherever