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See also: زی‎, ری‎, ري, and ژی

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ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

زَيّ (zayym

  1. verbal noun of زَوَى(zawā) (form I)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

زِيّ (ziyym (plural أَزْيَاء(ʾazyāʾ))

  1. costume, uniform, suit, dress
  2. (in the plural) fashion, vogue
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • زي” in Almaany
  • Fraenkel, Siegmund (1886) Die aramäischen Fremdwörter im Arabischen (in German), Leiden: E. J. Brill, page 55
  • Freytag, Georg (1833), “زي”, in Lexicon arabico-latinum praesertim ex Djeuharii Firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum operibus adhibitis Golii quoque et aliorum libris confectum (in Latin), volume 2, Halle: C. A. Schwetschke, page 268
  • Wehr, Hans; Kropfitsch, Lorenz (1985), “زي”, in Arabisches Wörterbuch für die Schriftsprache der Gegenwart (in German), 5th edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, published 2011, →ISBN, page 538

Egyptian ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Arabic زِيّ(ziyy, clothing, way of dressing, appearance), thus originally “in the dress or appearance of”. Compare Algerian Arabic بحال(bḥal, like, literally in the state of) from بِ(bi) and حَال(ḥāl), Iraqi Arabic شلون(šlōn, how, literally [in] what colour) from شَيْء(šayʾ) and لَوْن(lawn).

PrepositionEdit

زَيّ (zayy)

  1. like