تنين

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See also: بنينand ثنين

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Aramaic תַּנִּינָא‎ / ܬܱܢܺܝܢܳܐ(tannīnā, sea serpent, monster), from Akkadian 𒆗𒉌𒈾 (danninu, netherworld; source of earthquakes; the inaccessible land where the dead remain), ultimately from Proto-Semitic *dnn/*tnn (to be mighty, to be strong; to be fortified, to be long lasting, to stay at a place; to rumble, to earthquake, to shake with a booming noise). Doublet of دَنْدَن(dandan, mythical monsterous fish that can swallow everything else in the sea, the biggest fish in the sea); possibly related as well to Egyptian dnwn (/denwen/, giant serpent whose body was made of fire defeated by the spirit of the dead pharaoh; symbolic of drought, chaos, and destructive natural forces) attested in the Pyramid Texts of uncertain origin.

Noun[edit]

تِنِّين (tinnīnm (plural تَنَانِين(tanānīn))

  1. sea monster
  2. dragon
  3. (astronomy) (normally اَلتِّنِّين(at-tinnīn)) Draco
  4. (weather) waterspout
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

تَنِّين (tannīnm

  1. tannin, tannic acid
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