عالم أو دنيا؟

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عالم أو دنيا؟

Postby Brzeczyszczykiewicz » 2020-06-04, 22:23

Does anyone know if there is any semantic difference between these two terms in Modern Standard Arabic? If so, what does it consist in?

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Re: عالم أو دنيا؟

Postby eskandar » 2020-06-05, 1:16

The two can be used interchangeably in a number of contexts, but I would say عالم is the more general term whereas دنيا is more restricted in use. In religious contexts دنيا refers to this world (as opposed to the next world, that is, the hereafter), whereas عالم can be the world or universe in general.
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Re: عالم أو دنيا؟

Postby Brzeczyszczykiewicz » 2020-06-05, 16:15

Thank you very much, eskandar, that definitely clears it up!
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