الأردن

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Etymology[edit]

From جُـنْـد الْأُرْدُنّ, "the Military district of Jordan", likely coined from Classical Syriac or Hebrew. Natively related to the root و ر د(w-r-d) meaning "to descend", "to go or come down", "to come upon or come across something", "to come down to water", "an area descending to or a pathway leading to water", "a watering place"; for more see Hebrew יַרְדֵּן(yardén).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /al.ʔur.dunn/
  • IPA(key): /al.ʔur.dun/ (colloquial)

Proper noun[edit]

الْأُرْدُنّ (al-ʾurdunnm

  1. Jordan (country)
  2. Jordan (river)

Usage notes[edit]

It's one of the Arabic country names which require the definite article ال(al-).

Declension[edit]

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References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “أردن”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN