القاعدة

See also: القاعده

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root ق ع د(q-ʿ-d), pertaining to the base of the human body - i.e. the buttocks.

Proper nounEdit

الْقَاعِدَة (al-qāʿidaf

 
One of flags of Al-Qaeda.
  1. al-Qaeda, a terrorist militant Islamic organization.
  2. The Base, a database of mercenaries recruited as part of Maktab al-Khidamat to fight the Soviet Union in Afghanistan.

NounEdit

الْقَاعِدَة (al-qāʿidaf (plural الْقَاعِدَات(al-qāʿidāt) or الْقَوَاعِد(al-qawāʿid))

  1. the toilet, a Western-style sitting toilet as opposed to a squatting toilet.

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