عمان

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Arabic[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Disputed etymology with most connecting it back to عُمَانَة(ʿumāna) considered a by-name of the city صُحَار(ṣuḥār), the most prevalent city-state at the time the name became associated with the region as a whole. Considered derived from the root ع م ن(ʿ-m-n) meaning, "to settle or remain", "to dwell", "a place where one enters and chooses to stay", "to be abiding or a lasting settlement", "a plain or easy country".

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

عُمَان (ʿumānf

  1. Oman (country)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Generally connected to the root ع م م(ʿ-m-m) dealing with the concepts of "kinsmen or people", "father's brother", "to be distantly related, an extended tribe", "a very large company", "a tribe, multitude, or great band"; attested as far back as Akkadian 𒌷𒄠𒈠𒈾 (Ammān, City of Ammān) likely deriving from a local power's endonym.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

عَمَّان (ʿammānf

  1. Amman (the capital of Jordan)
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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

Persian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic عُمَان(ʿumān).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

عمان ('ommân)

  1. Oman (country)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic عَمَّان(ʿammān).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

عمان ('amân)

  1. Amman (the capital of Jordan)