ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived from the active participle of خَصَّ(ḵaṣṣa, to favor, to endow, to be characteristic of, to concern), from the root خ ص ص(ḵ-ṣ-ṣ).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

خَاصّ (ḵāṣṣ) (feminine خَاصَّة(ḵāṣṣa), masculine plural خَاصُّونَ(ḵāṣṣūna), feminine plural خَاصَّات(ḵāṣṣāt) or خَوَاصُّ(ḵawāṣṣu), elative أَخَصّ(ʾaḵaṣṣ))

  1. special
  2. particular
  3. specific
  4. designated (بِ(bi) for)
  5. characteristic (بِ(bi) of)
  6. distinguished
  7. private
  8. exclusive

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Gujarati: ખાસ (khās)
  • Hindustani:
    Hindi: ख़ास (xās)
    Urdu: خاص
  • Malay: khas
    • Indonesian: khas
  • Persian: خاص
  • Punjabi: ਖ਼ਾਸ (xās)

ReferencesEdit

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

Moroccan ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic خَاصّ(ḵāṣṣ).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

خاص (ḵāṣṣ) (feminine خاصة(ḵāṣṣa), common plural خواص(ḵawāṣṣ), masculine plural خاصين(ḵāṣṣīn), feminine plural خاصات(ḵāṣṣāt), elative أخص(ʔaḵaṣṣ))

  1. special
  2. particular
  3. specific
  4. designated (ب(b-) for)
  5. characteristic (ب(b-) of)
  6. private

PrepositionEdit

خاص (ḵāṣṣ)

  1. (false verb) should; need
    خاصني نمشي للمكتبة باش ناخد داك الكتاب اللي هدرت لك عليه.‎‎
    ḵāṣṣni namši l-el-maktaba bāš nāḵud dāk l-ektāb elli hdartlak ʕlīh
    I need to go to the library to get the book I've talked to you about.
    خاصه يجمع راسه قبل ما يفوت الفوت.‎‎
    ḵāṣṣu yijmaʕ rāsu qbal ma yfūt el-fūt
    He needs to get his shit together before it is too late.

PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Arabic خَاصّ(ḵāṣṣ).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

Dari Persian خاص
Iranian Persian
Tajik хос (xos)

خاص (xâss) (comparative خاص‌تَر(xâss-tar), superlative خاص‌تَرین(xâss-tarin))

  1. special
  2. particular
  3. specific

UrduEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Arabic خَاصّ(ḵāṣṣ).

AdjectiveEdit

خاصّ (xās) (Hindi spelling ख़ास)

  1. special