śṭn / Semitic roots

Examples of words with the root śṭn: Satan, shaitan.


Northwest Semitic, to be(come) hostile, accuse.

a. Satan, from Hebrew śāṭān, adversary, Satan, from śāṭan, to accuse, act as adversary;;
b. shaitan, from Arabic šayṭān, Satan, from Ethiopic śayṭān, from Aramaic sāṭānā, from Hebrew śāṭān (see above).

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