مدينة

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See also: مدینه

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Presumably a borrowing from Aramaic מְדִינְתָּא(məḏīntā) or Classical Syriac ܡܕ݂ܝܼܢ݇ܬܿܵܐ(məḏīttā). Cognate with Hebrew מדינה(məḏînâ, state).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ma.diː.na/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

مَدِينَة (madīnaf (plural مُدُن(mudun) or مَدَائِن(madāʾin) or مُدْن(mudn))

  1. town, city
  2. jurisdiction

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Descendants[edit]

  • Gulf Arabic: مَدينة(madina)
  • Moroccan Arabic: مدينة(mdīna)
  • Bengali: মদিনা (môdina)
  • English: medina
  • Kabyle: tamdint (city)

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References[edit]

  • Fraenkel, Siegmund (1886) Die aramäischen Fremdwörter im Arabischen (in German), Leiden: E. J. Brill, page 280
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “مدن”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Root
م د ن

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مَدِينَة(madīna).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

مدينة (mdīnaf (plural مدن(mudun) or مدون(mdūn) or مدينات(mdīnāt))

  1. town, city

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South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مَدِينَة(madīna).

Noun[edit]

مدينة (madīnef (plural مدن(mudon))

  1. city, town
    Synonym: بلد(balad, town, village)

Derived terms[edit]

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