مكان

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Noun of place from the verb كَانَ(kāna, to be), from the root ك و ن(k-w-n). Cognate with Ge'ez መካን (mäkan).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

مَكَان (makānm (plural أَمْكِنَة(ʾamkina) or أَمَاكِن(ʾamākin))

  1. place, location, position
    Synonyms: مَكَانَة(makāna), مَوْضِع(mawḍiʿ), مَقَام(maqām)
  2. status, dignity
    Synonyms: مَكَانَة(makāna), مَنْزِلَة(manzila), شَأْن(šaʾn)
  3. in place of
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 7:95:
      ثُمَّ بَدَّلْنَا مَكَانَ ٱلسَّيِّئَةِ ٱلْحَسَنَةَ حَتَّى عَفَوْا
      ṯumma baddalnā makāna s-sayyiʾati l-ḥasanata ḥattā ʿafaw
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  4. [[Literal translation: and then, (i) we (ii) changed (in place) (iii) the a bad instance/deed (iv) with a good instance/deed (v) until, (vi) indirectly mentioned actor, plural, conscious, willing, acting on group consensus, however the institution validating that an indivdual from that group is representive is hidden from view since the ' ا ' is silent at the suffix of the verb (vii) they forgave or they became pure or amicable or amnesty-laden]]
  5. Normal translation: and then we're ever we saw that someone or something was wronged, we replaced the injury with good until it was good (present, potentially continuous, if God wills it)

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Gulf Arabic: مُكان(mukān)
  • Maltese: mkien
  • Moroccan Arabic: مكان(mkān)
  • Bengali: মকান (môkan)
  • Azerbaijani: məkan
  • Kazakh: мекен (meken)
  • Ottoman Turkish: مكان(meḱan)
  • Persian: مکان(makân)

Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Root
ك و ن

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مَكَان(makān).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

مكان (mkānm (plural مكاين(mkāyin))

  1. place
    Synonyms: بلاصة(blāṣa), موضع(mawṭaʕ or mawḍaʕ or mūṭaʕ or mūḍaʕ), محل(maḥall)

Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مَكَان(makān).

Noun[edit]

مكان (meḱan) (definite accusative مكانی(meḱanı), plural اماكن(emakin) or امكنه(emkine))

  1. place

Descendants[edit]

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South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Root
ك و ن

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مَكَان(makān).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ma.kaːn/, [maˈkæːn], [maˈkaːn]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

مكان (makānm (plural أماكن(ʔamāken))

  1. place
    Synonyms: محل(maḥall), مطرح(maṭraḥ)