عين

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See also: عینand غين

Arabic[edit]

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Morphologically from the root ع ي ن (ʿ-y-n).

Verb[edit]

عَيَّنَ (ʿayyana) II, non-past يُعَيِّنُ‎ (yuʿayyinu) (transitive)

  1. to appoint, to nominate
  2. to define
  3. to designate, to specify
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Pronunciation 2[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ʿayn-, from Proto-Afro-Asiatic *ʿayVn-. Synchronically from the root ع ي ن (ʿ-y-n).

Noun[edit]

عَيْن (ʿaynf (dual عَيْنَان (ʿaynān), plural عُيُون (ʿuyūn) or أَعْيُن (ʾaʿyun))

عين
  1. (anatomy) eye (organ)
    • عَيْنَاىَ (ʿaynāya, dual nom.) — my two eyes
    • عَيْنَاكَ (ʿaynāka, dual nom.) — your (m/sg) two eyes
  2. spring (of water)
  3. envy
  4. spy
  5. (plural أَعْيُن (ʾaʿyun)) The thing itself
  6. A revered person in the community.
  7. (law) money or whatever is the equivalent of money.
  8. (economics) what has monetary value except money.
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Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Morphologically from the root ع ي ن (ʿ-y-n).

Noun[edit]

عَيْن (ʿaynf (plural عَيْنَات (ʿaynāt))

  1. Name of the eighteenth letter of the Arabic alphabet (ع (ʿ)), representing the sound /ʕ/
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “عين”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic عَيْن (ʿayn), from Proto-Semitic *ʿayn-, from Proto-Afro-Asiatic *ʿayVn-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

عين (Rumi spelling ain, plural عين-عين or عين۲)

  1. (anatomy) eye (organ)

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