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nunation

[nuh-ney-shuh n] /nʌˈneɪ ʃən/
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.
Also, nunnation.
Origin
< New Latin nunnātiōn- (stem of nunnātiō), equivalent to nūn (< Arabic; see nūn) + -ātiōn- -ation
Related forms
nunated, adjective
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