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nunation

or nun·na·tion

[ nuh-ney-shuhn ]
/ nʌˈneɪ ʃən /
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noun Arabic Grammar.
the doubling, in writing, of the final vowel symbol to indicate the addition, in speech, of the indefinite suffix n to certain nouns.
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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

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