اوضة

Egyptian ArabicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • اودة (ʾōda)
  • اوده (ʾōda)
  • اوضه (ʾōda)

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish اوده (oda, room) also spelled اوطه and اودا. Modern Turkish oda

NounEdit

اوضة (ʾōḍaf, pl اوض (ʾuwaḍ or ʾiwaḍ) and اوضات (ʾuḍaat)

  1. room (part of a building)
    فيه بنت قالتلك انا ممكن اعيش معاك فى اوضة وصالة بس؟
    fīh bint ʾālít-lak ʾána múmkin ʾáʿīš máʿāk fi ʾōḍa wi ṣāla bass?
    Has a girl ever told you "I could live with you just in a room and a hall?"
  2. suite (of furniture)
    ايه رأيك فى الاوضة الخشب زان دى؟
    ēh ráʾyik fil-ʾōḍa ʾil-xášab zān di?
    What do you think about this beechwood suite?"

Derived termsEdit

  • اوضة نوم (ʾōḍit nōm)
  • اوضة سفرة (ʾōḍit súfra)
  • اوضة جلوس (ʾōḍit gúlūs)
  • اوضة المسافرين (ʾōḍit ʾil-mísafrīn)
  • اوضة معيشة (ʾōḍit máʿīša)
  • اوضة غيار (ʾōḍit ġíyār)
  • اوضة الضيوف (ʾōḍit ʾiḍ-ḍíyūf)
  • اوضة سماوى (ʾōḍa sámāwi)

SynonymsEdit

  • غرفة (ġúrfa)
  • حجرة (ḥúgra)
  • صالة (ṣāla)
  • مطرح (máṭraḥ)

ReferencesEdit

  • Spiro, Socrates (1895). An Arabic-English vocabulary of the colloquial Arabic of Egypt, containing the vernacular idioms and expressions, slang phrases, etc., etc., used by the native Egyptians Cairo: Al-Mokattam Printing Office.
  • Hinds, Martin; Badawi, El-Said (1986). A Dictionary of Egyptian Arabic Beirut: Librairie du Liban.
Last modified on 13 April 2014, at 18:18