ديانة

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From دِين(dīn, religion).

Noun[edit]

دِيَانَة (diyānaf (plural دِيَانَات(diyānāt))

  1. religion, confession, denomination, sect

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Though دِيَانَة(diyāna) and دِين(dīn) both mean "religion," they are not synonymous. دِيَانَة(diyāna) generally refers to the particular religion or denomination a person adheres to (i.e., one's religious affiliation), whereas دِين(dīn) refers to "religion" in a more general or abstract sense.