سنة

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic. Cognates include Akkadian 𒈬 (šattu), Hebrew שָׁנָה (šānâ), Classical Syriac ܫܢܬܐ (ša(n)tā(ʾ)), Ugaritic 𐎌𐎐𐎚 (šnt).

Noun[edit]

سَنَةٌ (sánaf, plurals سِنُونَ (sinūn)‎ or سَنَوَاتٌ (sanawāt)‎

  1. year

Etymology 2[edit]

From سن (sánna, to establish)

Noun[edit]

سُنَّة (súnnaf, plural سنن (súnan)‎

  1. (Islam) habitual practice, customary procedure, norm
    سنة النبي (súnnat an-nabiy) — the Sunna of the Prophet (his sayings and deeds)
Derived terms[edit]

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Noun[edit]

سنة (sana(t)f, pl سنين (siniin)

  1. year