راس

Egyptian ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic رأس (raʾs), from Proto-Semitic *raʾš- (head).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

راس (rāsf pl روس (rūs) or رؤوس (rúʾūs)

  1. head (part of the body)
    مايعرفش راسه من رجليه.
    mayíʿrafš rās-u min rígl-ēh.
    He doesn't know his head from his feet.
  2. chief, top (of a hierarchy)
    هو اكبر راس فى الحتة دى.
    húwwa ʾákbar rās fil-ḥítta di.
    He's the biggest chief in this area.
  3. top part, summit
  4. cape
    راس البر، راس الشيطان
    rās ʾil-barr, rās ʾiš-šiṭān
    Ras El-Bar, Ras El-Sheitan (a popular beach resort near Nuweiba).


SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • فوق راس (fōʾ rās)
  • من تحت راس (min taḥt rās)
  • راس فى راس (rās fi-rās)
  • راس السنة (rās is-sana)
  • راس العبد (rās il-ʾabd)
Last modified on 13 April 2014, at 18:18