nunation

or nun·na·tion

[ nuh-ney-shuh n ]
/ nʌˈneɪ ʃən /

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.

Nearby words

  1. nun river,
  2. nun's cloth,
  3. nun's fiddle,
  4. nun's veiling,
  5. nunatak,
  6. nunavut,
  7. nunc,
  8. nunc dimittis,
  9. nunchaku,
  10. nuncheon

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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