سفينة

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root س ف ن(s-f-n). Compare Hebrew סְפִינָה‎.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sa.fiː.na/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

سَفِينَة (safīnaf (plural سُفُن(sufun) or سَفَائِن(safāʾin))

  1. ship
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 29:14-15:
      وَلَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا نُوحًا إِلَى قَوْمِهِ فَلَبِثَ فِيهِمْ أَلْفَ سَنَةٍ إِلَّا خَمْسِينَ عَامًا فَأَخَذَهُمُ ٱلطُّوفَانُ وَهُمْ ظَالِمُونَ / فَأَنْجَيْنَاهُ وَأَصْحَابَ ٱلسَّفِينَةِ وَجَعَلْنَاهَا آيَةً لِلْعَالَمِينَ
      walaqad ʾarsalnā nūḥan ʾilā qawmihi falabiṯa fīhim ʾalfa sanatin ʾillā ḵamsīna ʿāman faʾaḵaḏahumu ṭ-ṭūfānu wahum ẓālimūna / faʾanjaynāhu waʾaṣḥāba s-safīnati wajaʿalnāhā ʾāyatan lilʿālamīna
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    • 10th century, Al-Mutanabbi
      مَا كُلُّ مَا يَتَمَنَّى ٱلْمَرْءُ يُدْرِكُهُ / تَجْرِي ٱلرِّيَاحُ بِمَا لَا تَشْتَهِي ٱلسُّفُنُ‎‎
      mā kullu mā yatamannā l-marʾu yudrikuhu / tajrī r-riyāḥu bimā lā taštahī s-sufunu
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. vessel
  3. boat
    Synonym: قَارِب(qārib)

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References[edit]

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