بين

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See also: بین‎, تین‎, پین, and ب ي ن

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare with Hebrew בֵּין(béin), Aramaic 𐡁𐡉𐡍(byn /bēn/), Ugaritic 𐎁𐎐 (bn), Ge'ez በይነ (bäynä), Old South Arabian 𐩨𐩺𐩬(byn), 𐩨𐩬(bn). Synchronically like an adverbial accusative of بَيْن(bayn, interstice) from the root ب ي ن(b-y-n).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /baj.na/
  • (file)

Preposition[edit]

بَيْنَ (bayna)

  1. between (in the position or interval that separates two things)
    بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَكَ‎ ― baynī wa-bayna-kabetween me and you
Inflection[edit]
    Inflected forms
Base form بَيْنَ (bayna)
Personal-pronoun-
including forms
Singular Dual Plural
Masculine Feminine Common Masculine Feminine
First person بَيْنِي(baynī) بَيْنَنَا(baynanā)
Second person بَيْنَكَ(baynaka) بَيْنَكِ(baynaki) بَيْنَكُمَا(baynakumā) بَيْنَكُمْ(baynakum) بَيْنَكُنَّ(baynakunna)
Third person بَيْنَهُ(baynahu) بَيْنَهَا(baynahā) بَيْنَهُمَا(baynahumā) بَيْنَهُمْ(baynahum) بَيْنَهُنَّ(baynahunna)
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Maltese: bejn

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ب ي ن(b-y-n).

Noun[edit]

بَيْن (baynm

  1. verbal noun of بَانَ(bāna, to be separated) (form I)separation, division
  2. interval, distance, space (between two things)
  3. difference
  4. separation, disunion, discord (obsolete)
  5. union (of friends or companions) (obsolete)
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

بَيَّنَ (bayyana) II, non-past يُبَيِّنُ‎‎ (yubayyinu)

  1. to make clear, to explain, to outline, to illustrate, to spell out
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 2:70:
      (Abdulhaleem)
      قَالُوا ٱدْعُ لَنَا رَبَّكَ يُبَيِّنْ لَنَا مَا هِيَ إِنَّ الْبَقَرَ تَشَابَهَ عَلَيْنَا وَإِنَّا إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ لَمُهْتَدُونَ
      qālū dʿu lanā rabbaka yubayyin lanā mā hiya ʾinna l-baqara tašābaha ʿalaynā waʾinnā ʾin šāʾa l-lahu lamuhtadūna
      They said, ‘Call on your Lord for us, to show us [exactly] what it is: all cows are more or less alike to us. With God’s will, we shall be guided.’
Conjugation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

بَيِّن (bayyin) (feminine بَيِّنَة(bayyina), masculine plural بَيِّنُونَ(bayyinūna) or أَبْيِنَاء(ʾabyināʾ) or أَبْيَان(ʾabyān) or بُيَنَاء(buyanāʾ), feminine plural بَيِّنَات(bayyināt))

  1. clear, evident, perspicuous
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

بِينَ (bīna) (form I)

  1. third-person masculine singular past passive of بَانَ(bāna)

References[edit]


Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic بَيْنَ(bayna).

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

بَيْن or بَيْن (bayn or bīn)

  1. between (in the position or interval that separates two things)
Inflection[edit]
Inflected forms of بين
Base form بين (bayn, bīn)
Personal-pronoun-
including forms
singular plural
m f
1st person بيني(bayni, bīni) بينا(bīnna)
2nd person بينك(baynek, bīnek) بينك(baynki, bīnki) بينكم(baynkum, bīnkum)
3rd person بينه(baynu, bīnu) بينها(baynha, bīnha) بينهم(baynhum, bīnhum)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Root
ب ي ن

From Arabic بَيَّنَ(bayyana).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

بين (biyyan) (form II, non-past يبين(ybiyyan))

  1. to make clear, to explain, to outline, to illustrate
Conjugation[edit]
    Conjugation of بين
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
past m بينت(biyyant) بينتي(biyyanti) بين (biyyan) بيننا(biyyanna) بينتوا(biyyantu) بينوا(biyynu)
f بينت(biyynāt)
non-past m نبين(nbiyyan) تبين(tbiyyan) يبين(ybiyyan) نبينوا(nbiyynu) تبينوا(tbiyynu) يبينوا(ybiyynu)
f تبيني(tbiyyni) تبين(tbiyyan)
imperative m بين (biyyan) بينوا(biyynu)
f بيني(biyyni)



South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic بَيْنَ(bayna).

Alternative forms[edit]

Preposition[edit]

بين (bēn)

  1. between (in the position or interval that separates two things)
    بين الباب والشباك‎ ― bēn il-bāb w-iš-šubbākbetween the door and the window
    فيه خلاف بينّا‎ ― fī ḵilāf bēn-naThere is a difference of opinion between us.
Usage notes[edit]
  • بين (bēn) is repeated if the second part is a pronoun.
    بيني وبينك‎ ― bēn-i u-bēn-ak/ekbetween you and me (literally, “between me and between you”)
Inflection[edit]
    Inflected forms of بين
Base form بين (bēn)
Personal-pronoun-
including forms
singular plural
m f
1st person بيني(bēni) بينّا(bēnna)
2nd person بينك(bēnak) بينك(bēnek) بينكم(bēnkom)
3rd person بينه(bēno) بينها(bēnha) بينهم(bēnhom)

Etymology 2[edit]

Root
ب ي ن

From Arabic بَيَّنَ(bayyana).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

بيّن (bayyan) (form II, present ببيّن(bibayyen), subjunctive يبيّن(ybayyen))

  1. to appear, to be visible
    ليش ما عمّ بتبيّن
    lēš mā ʕamm bitbayyen
    why don't we see you anymore
    (literally, “why aren't you appearing”)
  2. to show, to reveal
    ما بحبّ ابيّن
    mā baḥebb abayyen
    I don't like to be conspicuous
    (literally, “I don't like to show [myself]”)
Conjugation[edit]
    Conjugation of بين
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
past m بيّنت(bayyant) بيّنت(bayyant) بيّن (bayyan) بيّننا(bayyanna) بيّنتو(bayyantu) بيّنو(bayyanu)
f بيّنتي(bayyanti) بيّنت(bayyanat)
present m ببيّن(babayyen) بتبيّن(bitbayyen) ببيّن(bibayyen) منبيّن(minbayyen) بتبيّنو(bitbayynu) ببيّنو(bibayynu)
f بتبيّني(bitbayyni) بتبيّن(bitbayyen)
subjunctive m ابيّن(abayyen) تبيّن(tbayyen) يبيّن(ybayyen) نبيّن(nbayyen) تبيّنو(tbayynu) يبيّنو(ybayynu)
f تبيّني(tbayyni) تبيّن(tbayyen)
imperative m بيّن (bayyen) بيّنو(bayynu)
f بيّني(bayyni)