fitna

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic فِتْنَة(fitna, sedition, strife).

Noun[edit]

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fitna (countable and uncountable, plural fitnas)

  1. (Islam, uncountable) Temptation.
  2. Strife; social unrest or civil war among Muslims, especially from the 7th to the 9th century.
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  • OED 2006

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fitna

  1. (rare) African-American Vernacular form of fixing to: used to express a desire or future action.
    I'm fitna go to the store.

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse fitna, from Proto-Germanic *fitnaną.

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Verb[edit]

fitna (third person singular past indicative fitnaði, third person plural past indicative fitnaðu, supine fitnað)

  1. (intransitive) to become fat, to get fat
    Tú ert fitnaður.
    You've gotten fatter.

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fitna (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative fitnaði, supine fitnað)

  1. (intransitive) to become fat, to get fat
    Þú hefur fitnað yfir jólin.
    You've gotten fatter over Christmas.

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