ayin

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See also: ʼayin

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ʿayn- (eye).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ayin (plural ayins)

  1. The sixteenth letter of many Semitic alphabets/abjads (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
    • I. Taylor, The Alphabet
      Ayin is the most difficult of the faucals.

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Further reading[edit]

  1. ^ ayin” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
  2. ^ ayin” in the Collins English Dictionary, Glasgow: HarperCollins Publishers.
  3. ^ ayin” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian آیین (âyin).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ayin (definite accusative ayini, plural ayinler)

  1. rite, ritual; a religious ceremony

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative ayin
Definite accusative ayini
Singular Plural
Nominative ayin ayinler
Definite accusative ayini ayinleri
Dative ayine ayinlere
Locative ayinde ayinlerde
Ablative ayinden ayinlerden
Genitive ayinin ayinlerin

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