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.
References[edit]
  • OED 2006

Etymology 2[edit]

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Contraction[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

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.

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of fitna (group v-30)
infinitive fitna
supine fitnað
participle (a6)1 fitnandi fitnaður
present past
first singular fitni fitnaði
second singular fitnar fitnaði
third singular fitnar fitnaði
plural fitna fitnaðu
imperative
singular fitna!
plural fitnið!
1Only the past participle being declined.

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Icelandic[edit]

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Verb[edit]

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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