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nunation

or nun·na·tion

[nuh-ney-shuh n]
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noun Arabic 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.
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Origin of nunation

< New Latin nunnātiōn- (stem of nunnātiō), equivalent to nūn (< Arabic; see nūn) + -ātiōn- -ation
Related formsnun·a·ted, adjective
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