كنية

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Hebrew כינוי \ כִּנּוּי‎ and Classical Syriac ܟܘܢܝܐ‎.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

كُنْيَة (kunyaf (plural كُنًى(kunan) or كُنُيَات(kunuyāt) or كُنْيَات(kunyāt))

  1. kunya (a teknonym, traditionally derived from the name of the eldest son, or in absence thereof the eldest daughter)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: kunya
  • Ladino: alkunya
  • Persian: کنیه(konye)
  • Portuguese: alcunha
  • Spanish: alcurnia

References[edit]

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

Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic كُنَيَّة(kunayya), diminutive of كُنْيَة(kunya).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

كنية (kniyyaf (plural كنيات(kniyyāt))

  1. surname