ابن

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See also: أبن, أثن, اثن, أتن, and آتن

Arabic[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *bin-. Compare Hebrew בֵּן.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

اِبْن ‎(ibnm ‎(plural أَبْنَاء(ʾabnāʾ) or بَنُون(banūn) or بَنَات(banāt), feminine اِبْنَة(ibna) or بِنْت(bint))

  1. son, ibn
  2. descendant, scion
  3. offspring, son of the fatherland
  4. member (of a group or set of people or things)
Usage notes[edit]
  • The plural بَنَات(banāt) is used as the plural of اِبْن(ibn) if and only if the referents are things or non-human animals.
Declension[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

اِبْنِ ‎(ibni) ‎(form I)

  1. second-person masculine singular active imperative of بَنَى(banā)

Himyaritic[edit]

Noun[edit]

ابن ‎(ibn) (accusative: ابنا(ibn-an))

  1. son

References[edit]

  • Kees Versteegh, Mushira Eid, Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics (2007, ISBN 9004144757), page 694