See also: خیالی

Arabic edit

Etymology edit

Relative adjective (nisba) composed of خَيَال (ḵayāl, imagination) +‎ ـِيّ (-iyy).

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

خَيَالِيّ (ḵayāliyy) (feminine خَيَالِيَّة (ḵayāliyya), masculine plural خَيَالِيُّونَ (ḵayāliyyūna), feminine plural خَيَالِيَّات (ḵayāliyyāt))

  1. imaginary
  2. virtual
  3. conceptual
  4. utopian

Declension edit

Descendants edit

  • Classical Persian: خیالی
    • Punjabi: ਖਿਆਲੀ (khiālī)
  • Ottoman Turkish: خیالی

References edit

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