ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root ذ ي ل(ḏ-y-l), an augment of the root ذ ل ل(ḏ-l-l), meaning "to be low", "to be in low-esteem". The sense of "a shelter or protection" stems from the use of this root to describe weaker tribes that needed the support of stronger allies; contrasted with و ل ي(w-l-y).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ðajl/
  • (file)

NounEdit

ذَيْل (ḏaylm (plural ذُيُول(ḏuyūl) or أَذْيُل(ʾaḏyul) or أَذْيَال(ʾaḏyāl))

  1. lower part of a thing, touching the ground
  2. tail
  3. skirt, hem, train, trail
  4. fringes
  5. appendix, supplement, postscript
  6. lower margin of a book
  7. shelter, protection

DeclensionEdit

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