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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root ح ي و (ḥ-y-w).

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NounEdit

حَيَوَان (ḥayawānm (plural حَيَوَانَات (ḥayawānāt))

  1. animal, beast
  2. (collectively) animals, living creatures
  3. (Classical Arabic, obsolete) long, eternal life
    • Qur'an 29:64
      وَمَا هَٰذِهِ ٱلْحَيَاةُ ٱلدُّنْيَا إِلَّا لَهْوٌ وَلَعِبٌ وَإِنَّ ٱلدَّارَ ٱلْآخِرَةَ لَهِيَ ٱلْحَيَوَانُ لَوْ كَانُوا يَعْلَمُونَ
      wamā hāḏihi l-ḥayātu d-dunyā ʾillā lahwun walaʿibun waʾinna d-dāra l-ʾāḵirata lahiya l-ḥayawānu law kānū yaʿlamūna
      And this worldly life is not but diversion and amusement. And indeed, the home of the Hereafter – that is the [eternal] life, if only they knew.

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Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Persian حيوان (heyvan), from Arabic حَيَوَان (ḥayawān).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

حيوان (Rumi spelling haiwan)

  1. animal (organism)
  2. animal (organism other than man)
  3. animal (person who behaves like an animal)

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حيوان (Rumi spelling haiwan)

  1. animal (of animals)

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