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ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Derived from the active participle of the verb رَعَى(raʿā, to graze, to tend a flock). Cognate with Hebrew רוֹעֶה(ro'é).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

رَاعٍ (rāʿinm (construct state رَاعِي(rāʿī), plural رَاعُون(rāʿūn) or رُعَاة(ruʿāh) or رِعَاء(riʿāʾ) or رُعْيَان(ruʿyān), feminine رَاعِيَة(rāʿiya))

  1. herd, herder, herdsman
Usage notesEdit
  • The final vowel lengthens when there is no tanween: The construct form of this word is رَاعِي(rāʿī) and the definite form is الرَاعِي(ar-rāʿī).
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From the root ر و ع(r-w-ʿ).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

رَاعَ (rāʿa) I, non-past يَرُوعُ‎‎ (yarūʿu)

  1. to awe, to amaze, to startle
  2. to terrify, to scare, to frighten
ConjugationEdit