منار

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Etymology[edit]

Noun of place from the root ن و ر(n-w-r) of نُور(nūr, light). Cognate with Aramaic מְנָרְתָא(mənārəṯā), Hebrew מְנוֹרָה(mənōrā). Maybe there is a contamination with Ancient Greek μιλιάριον (miliárion, miles indicator) if the word means landmark.

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Noun[edit]

مَنَار (manārm (plural مَنَاوِر(manāwir) or مَنَائِر(manāʾir))

  1. lighthouse
  2. beacon
  3. (Islam) minaret

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References[edit]

  • Fraenkel, Siegmund (1886) Die aramäischen Fremdwörter im Arabischen (in German), Leiden: E. J. Brill, page 283
  • Fraenkel, Siegmund (1880) De vocabulis in antiquis Arabum carminibus et in Corano peregrinis[1] (in Latin), Leiden: E. J. Brill, page 18
  • Freytag, Georg (1837), “منار”, in Lexicon arabico-latinum praesertim ex Djeuharii Firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum operibus adhibitis Golii quoque et aliorum libris confectum (in Latin), volume 4, Halle: C. A. Schwetschke, page 351
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “نور”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN
  • Wehr, Hans; Kropfitsch, Lorenz (1985), “منار”, in Arabisches Wörterbuch für die Schriftsprache der Gegenwart (in German), 5th edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, published 2011, →ISBN, page 1327