سنة

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See also: سنہ

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *šan-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

سَنَة (sanaf (plural سَنَوَات (sanawāt) or سِنُون (sinūn))

  1. year
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root س ن ن (s-n-n); compare سَنَّ (sanna, to establish (a law, custom, etc.)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

سُنَّة (sunnaf (plural سُنَن (sunan))

  1. habitual practice, a method, custom, norm
  2. (Islam, definite) the Sunna (usually, Muhammad's way of life, as recorded in the hadiths; originally or alternatively, the system of God)
    سُنَّةَ اللَّهِ فِى الَّذينَ خَلَوا مِن قَبلُ وَلَن تَجِدَ لِسُنَّةِ اللَّهِ تَبديلًا
    This is the Sunna of God for those of the past, and you will find no alternative for the Sunna of God. - 33:62
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
References[edit]
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “سن”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic سَنَة (sana, year).

Noun[edit]

سنة (sánaf, pl سنين (sínīn) سنوات (sánawāt)

  1. year

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Spiro, Socrates (1895). An Arabic-English vocabulary of the colloquial Arabic of Egypt, containing the vernacular idioms and expressions, slang phrases, etc., etc., used by the native Egyptians Cairo: Al-Mokattam Printing Office.
  • Hinds, Martin; Badawi, El-Said (1986). A Dictionary of Egyptian Arabic Beirut: Librairie du Liban.