dnub

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Maltese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic ذُنُوب(ḏunūb), plural of ذَنْب(ḏanb, sin, sinful or blameworthy act, blame, moral guilt). The Arabic plural was reanalysed as a singular, perhaps due to the notion, chiefly (though not exclusively) Christian, of sin as a continuing state, rather than only a repeatable act. For this “state of sin”, Arabic uses خَطِيئة(ḵaṭīʾa) or less often مَعْصِية(maʿṣiya).

Noun[edit]

dnub m (plural dnubiet or dnubijiet)

  1. sin
  2. moral guilt
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the lemma.

Noun[edit]

dnub

  1. plural of denb (tail)