See also: رفیق, رقيق, and رفيف

Arabic

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Root
ر ف ق (r-f-q)

Pronunciation

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Adjective

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رَفِيق (rafīq) (feminine رَفِيقَة (rafīqa), masculine plural رَفِيقُونَ (rafīqūna) or رِفَاق (rifāq) or رُفَقَاء (rufaqāʔ), feminine plural رَفِيقَات (rafīqāt) or رَفَائِق (rafāʔiq))

  1. gentle, nice, kind
    Synonym: لَطِيف (laṭīf)
    Antonyms: عَنِيف (ʕanīf), شَدِيد (šadīd), قَاسٍ (qāsin), غَلِيظ (ḡalīẓ)

Declension

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Noun

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رَفِيق (rafīqm (plural رَفِيقُونَ (rafīqūna) or رِفَاق (rifāq) or رُفَقَاء (rufaqāʔ), feminine رَفِيقَة (rafīqa) or رَفِيق (rafīq))

  1. friend, comrade, associate, colleague, companion, fellow
    Synonyms: صَدِيق (ṣadīq), صَاحِب (ṣāḥib)

Declension

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Descendants

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  • Gulf Arabic: رفيج (rfīj)
  • Pashto: رفيق (rafíq)
  • Persian: رفیق (rafiq)
  • Swahili: rafiki
  • Turkish: refik
  • Urdu: رفیق (rafīq)

Proper noun

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رَفِيق (rafīqm

  1. a male given name; Rafiq, Rafeeq, Rafik, Rafeek

References

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