See also: اخ‎, آخ‎, آچ, and آج

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Semitic *ʾaḫ-, from the root ء خ و(ʾ-ḵ-w).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʔax/
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NounEdit

أَخ (ʾaḵm (construct state أَخُو(ʾaḵū), dual أَخَوَان(ʾaḵawān), plural إِخْوَة(ʾiḵwa) or إِخْوَان(ʾiḵwān), feminine أُخْت(ʾuḵt))

  1. brother

Usage notesEdit

  • أخ is used literally as well as figuratively. Moreover, أخ includes both full brothers and half brothers. The synonym شَقِيق(šaqīq) refers to full brothers exclusively.

DeclensionEdit

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: akh
  • English: akhi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Wehr, Hans (1979) , “ءخو”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Moroccan ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic أَخ(ʾaḵ).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

أخ (ʔaḵḵm (construct state خو(ḵū) or خا(ḵā), plural خوت(ḵūt) or خاوة(ḵāwa), feminine أخت(ʔuḵt))

  1. brother, male sibling
    Synonym: خوادري(ḵwādri)
    خوك‎ ― ḵūkyour brother
    ولد خاها‎ ― wuld ḵāhaher fraternal nephew