See also: زحمن

Arabic

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Etymology 1

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Of the root ر ح م (r-ḥ-m). Compare Aramaic רַחְמָן / ܪܚܡܢ (raḥmān), Hebrew רַחְמָן (raḥmān). It is usual to believe the Arabic form borrowed from either, immediately or through the mediation of Old South Arabian, due to occurrence of the word in but this specific context of epithetizing the monotheistic god الرَّحْمٰن (ar-raḥmān), the defective spelling even of which in the previously converted language communities is mirrored.

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رَحْمٰن (raḥmān)

  1. merciful, compassionate (said of God)
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 2:163:
      وَإِلَٰهُكُمْ إِلَٰهٌ وَاحِدٌ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الرَّحْمَٰنُ الرَّحِيمُ
      waʔilāhukum ʔilāhun wāḥidun lā ʔilāha ʔillā huwa r-raḥmānu r-raḥīmu
      And your God is one God, there is no god but He, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
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Etymology 2

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Pronunciation 1

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Verb

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رَحِمْنَ (raḥimna) (form I)

  1. third-person feminine plural past active of رَحِمَ (raḥima)

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رُحِمْنَ (ruḥimna) (form I)

  1. third-person feminine plural past passive of رَحِمَ (raḥima)

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رَحِّمْنَ (raḥḥimna) (form II)

  1. second-person feminine plural active imperative of رَحَّمَ (raḥḥama)

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رَحَّمْنَ (raḥḥamna) (form II)

  1. third-person feminine plural past active of رَحَّمَ (raḥḥama)

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رُحِّمْنَ (ruḥḥimna) (form II)

  1. third-person feminine plural past passive of رَحَّمَ (raḥḥama)

Persian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Arabic رَحْمٰن (raḥmān).

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Readings
Classical reading? rahmān
Dari reading? rahmān
Iranian reading? rahmân
Tajik reading? rahmon

Adjective

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Dari رَحمٰن
Iranian Persian
Tajik раҳмон

رَحمٰن (rahmân)

  1. (Islam) merciful, all-merciful, most merciful; used only of God.
    Synonyms: بخشاینده (baxšâyande), بخشنده (baxšande)
    ای خداوند رحمنey xodâvand-e rahmano merciful God

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