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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root ء س س(ʾ-s-s).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʔa.saːs/
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NounEdit

أَسَاس (ʾasāsm (plural أُسُس(ʾusus) or أَسَاسَات(ʾasāsāt))

  1. foundation, basis, base
    1. tenet
      • 2018 March 17, “الغارديان بعد مقتل منشق روسي جديد في لندن: "يجب أن ننظر جيدا ما خلف سحب أكاذيب بوتين"‎”, in BBC Arabic[1]:
        ويقول فريدلاند إن "بوتين كحائز على الحزام الأسود في الألعاب القتالية لايرى في أساسات الديمقراطية مثل حرية التعبير وسيادة القانون إلا وسائد هوائية رخوة تصلح للتدرب عليها في تنفيذ الركلات".
        And Freedland says that “Putin, possessing a black-belt in fighting, doesn’t see in tenets of democracy like freedom of expression and rule of law anything but slack airbags fit for training to kick on them.”
        paraphrasing Jonathan Freedland on The Guardian: We have to see through Putin’s fog of lies, and take action now:
        He has shown us how he sees, for example, the basic tenets of democracy – whether that’s free speech or belief in the rule of law, evidence and due process. To us, those may look like the firm pillars that hold up a decent society. But to a black-belt such as Putin they are rotten timbers, ripe for a good kicking and liable to bring down the whole edifice.

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