ساعة

See also: ساعتand سائەت

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

According to Nöldeke, Arabic سَاعَة(sāʿa) and Ge'ez ሳዐት (saʿät), ሰዐት (säʿät) are borrowed from Aramaic שָׁעְתָא‎ /‎ ܫܳܥܬܳܐ(šāʿəṯā). Leslau does not dispute this. Compare Hebrew שָׁעָה(šāʿā́) and Mehri سات‎.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /saː.ʕa/
  • (file)

NounEdit

سَاعَة (sāʿaf (plural سَاعَات(sāʿāt) or سَاع(sāʿ))

  1. hour (unit of time)
  2. short time, a while
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 7:34:
      فَإِذَا جَاءَ أَجَلُهُمْ لَا يَسْتَأْخِرُونَ سَاعَةً وَلَا يَسْتَقْدِمُونَ
      faʾiḏā jāʾa ʾajaluhum lā yastaʾḵirūna sāʿatan walā yastaqdimūna
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  3. timepiece, clock, watch
  4. (with the definite article, Islam) judgement day
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 79:42:
      يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ السَّاعَةِ أَيَّانَ مُرْسَاهَا
      yasʾalūnaka ʿani s-sāʿati ʾayyāna mursāhā
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Leslau, Wolf (1991) Comparative Dictionary of Geʿez (Classical Ethiopic), 2nd edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, →ISBN, page 481
  • Nöldeke, Theodor (1910) Neue Beiträge zur semitischen Sprachwissenschaft[1] (in German), Straßburg: Karl J. Trübner, page 44

Egyptian ArabicEdit

NounEdit

ساعة (sāʿaf

  1. hour
  2. watch

Moroccan ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic سَاعَة(sāʿa).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ساعة (sāʕaf (dual ساعتين(sāʕtayn), plural سوايع(swāyiʕ) or ساعات(sāʕāt), diminutive سويعة(swīʕa))

  1. hour