مثانة

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ث ن ي (ṯ-n-y) meaning to be doubled, to bend or curve into two equal parts, to be folded over.[1] Alternatively from ث ن ن (ṯ-n-n), meaning to be lowest or closest to the ground, the lowest part of a human abdomen, the space between the bellybutton and the beginning of the pubic region.[2]

Noun[edit]

مَثَانَة (maṯānaf (plural مَثَانَات (maṯānāt) or مَثَائِن (maṯāʾin))

  1. (anatomy) urinary bladder
  2. (anatomy) a cyst
  3. a sac
  4. a pocket or pouch

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “ثنى” in Edward William Lane (1863), Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate, pages 356-361, meaning of two, double, folded in half, hence pocket and bladder.
  2. ^ “ثنن” in Edward William Lane (1863), Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate, page 356, meaning fetlock of a horse, the lowest part of a human abdomen, heaped up tangled herbage likened to the hair of a fetlock or the beginning of human pubic hair, to be old and decrepit, all linked to the root concept of being lowered.