دنيا

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root د ن و (d-n-w) or د ن ي (d-n-y). Feminine elative of أَدْنَى (ʾadnā, lower). دُنيَا (world) is originally the "lower place" (as opposed to heaven, the "higher place"); compare English here below.

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Adjective[edit]

دُنْيَا (dunyāf

  1. feminine singular of أَدْنَى (ʾadnā, lower)

Noun[edit]

دُنْيَا (dunyāf (plural دُنًى (dunan))

  1. world (the Earth, or any this-worldly habitat, excluding the next world)
  2. this mortal life; life in this world
  3. kingdom

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References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “دنو”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4