معنى

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See also: معنی

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ع ن ي (ʿ-n-y), from the verb عَنَى (ʿanā, to be on someone's mind)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maʕ.nan/
  • IPA(key): /maʕ.naː/ (informal)
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Noun[edit]

مَعْنًى (maʿnanm (construct state مَعْنَى (maʿnā), plural مَعَانٍ (maʿānin), plural construct state مَعَانِي (maʿānī))

  1. meaning, import, sense
  2. concept, notion, idea, thought
  3. rhetorical expression, figurative expression

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References[edit]

  • Horten, Max (1910), “Was bedeutet مَعْنًى als philosophischer Terminus? Eine Studie zur Geschichte der islamischen Philosophie”, in Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft[1] (in German), volume 64, pages 391–396
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “عني”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN