حصان

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ح ص ن (ḥ-ṣ-n), meaning to be inaccessible, to be fortified, to be hidden away, to be prized.[1] [2]

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Noun[edit]

حِصَان (ḥiṣānm (plural أَحْصِنَة (ʾaḥṣina) or حُصُن (ḥuṣun))

  1. horse
  2. stallion, stud, sire
  3. (chess) knight

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “حصن” in Edward William Lane (1863), Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate, pages 586-587, meaning to be unapproachable, to inaccessible or difficult to access especially from height, to be fortified, to covet, to be an object which one is miserly about, to hide away from others, to be prized, one's spouse, a high-bred horse desirable for breeding, a stallion or stud.
  2. ^ Upton, Roger D. (1881). Travels in the Arabian Desert.

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Noun[edit]

حصان (ḥúṣānm, أحصنة (ʾaḥṣína) pl

  1. horse

Hijazi Arabic[edit]

حُصان

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic حِصَان (ḥiṣān).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

حُصَان (ḥuṣānm (plural أحصنة ‎(ʾaḥṣina))

  1. horse
  2. stallion
  3. (chess) knight

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