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EtymologyEdit

From the root م ر ء (m-r-ʾ)

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

اِمْرَأَة (imraʾaf (definite state الْمَرْأَة (al-marʾa), plural نِسَاء (nisāʾ) or نِسْوَة (niswa) or نُسْوَة (nuswa) or نِسْوَان (niswān))

  1. woman
  2. wife

Usage notesEdit

The four plurals are suppletive, coming from a different root from the singular.

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ReferencesEdit

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