or nun·na·tion

[ nuh-ney-shuhn ]

nounArabic Grammar.
  1. the doubling, in writing, of the final vowel symbol to indicate the addition, in speech, of the indefinite suffix n to certain nouns.

Origin of nunation

<New Latin nunnātiōn- (stem of nunnātiō), equivalent to nūn (<Arabic; see nūn) + -ātiōn--ation

Other words from nunation

  • nun·a·ted, adjective

Words Nearby nunation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023