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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root م ر ء (m-r-ʾ)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /im.ra.ʔa/
    (Morocco)
    (file)

NounEdit

اِمْرَأَة (imraʾaf (plural نِسَاء (nisāʾ) or نِسْوَة (niswa) or نُسْوَة (nuswa) or نِسْوَان (niswān))

  1. woman
  2. wife

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

The form with the definite article is الْمَرْأَة (al-marʾa). Note also the irregular plural, shown above.

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “مرء”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4