سكين

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See also: شكين

Arabic[edit]

سِكِّين

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Etymology[edit]

From Aramaic סכינא(sakkīnā), from Akkadian 𒄑𒍣𒃶 (/sikkānu/, oar, steering paddle, rudder blade), from Sumerian 𒄑𒍣𒃶 (/zigan/, oar, steering paddle, rudder blade). This is related to or possibly conflated with the Semitic س ك ن(s-k-n) meaning to stay in place, to be held at rest, and with the Akkadian 𒄑𒆕 (/sikkatu/, peg, nail, a lock or pin broach, cone, wedge, pyramid, pinnacle, plowshare), a source attested also in Arabic سَكّ(sakk, pin, peg, nail, stake, wedge, plowshare); cognate with Classical Syriac ܣܰܟܺܝܢܳܐ(sakkīnā) and Hebrew סַכִּין(sakkī́n).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sik.kiːn/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

سِكِّين (sikkīnm or f (plural سَكَاكِين(sakākīn))

  1. knife

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Descendants[edit]

  • Gulf Arabic: سچين(siččīn)

References[edit]

  • Jeffery, Arthur (1938) , “سِكِّين”, in The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qurʾān (Gaekwad’s Oriental Series; 79), Baroda: Oriental Institute, page 173
  • Wehr, Hans (1979) , “سكن”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN