صوان

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Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ص و ن(ṣ-w-n).

Noun[edit]

صِوَان or صُوَان (ṣiwān or ṣuwānm (plural أَصْوِنَة(ʾaṣwina))

  1. chest, cupboard, cabinet, drawer (any larger receptacle to store things)
  2. (computing) buffer
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the giant quarries of أُمّ الْصَوَّان(ʾumm al-ṣawwān) near أَسْوَان(ʾaswān), from Coptic ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲛ (souan), from Egyptian swnw,

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Noun[edit]

صَوَّان (ṣawwānm (collective, singulative صَوَّانَة(ṣawwāna))

  1. granite
  2. flint
Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Aston, Barbara G.; Harrell, James A.; Shaw, Ian (2000), “2. Stone”, in Paul T. Nicholson, Ian Shaw, editors, Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology, Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, pages 5 seqq.
  • Dozy, Reinhart Pieter Anne (1881), “صوان”, in Supplément aux dictionnaires arabes, volume 1, Leiden: E. J. Brill, page 855
  • Lane, Edward William (1863), “صوان”, in Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate, pages 1750–1751
  • Wehr, Hans; Kropfitsch, Lorenz (1985), “صوان”, in Arabisches Wörterbuch für die Schriftsprache der Gegenwart (in German), 5th edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, published 2011, →ISBN, page 736