ساعة

See also: ساعتand سائەت

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

According to Nöldeke, Arabic سَاعَة(sāʿa) and Ge'ez ሰዓት (säʿat), ሳዐት (saʿät) 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 C.E., Qur'an, 7:34:
      فَإِذَا جَاءَ أَجَلُهُمْ لَا يَسْتَأْخِرُونَ سَاعَةً وَلَا يَسْتَقْدِمُونَ
      faʾiḏā jāʾa ʾajaluhum lā yastaʾḵirūna sāʿatan walā yastaqdimūna
      There is a [preordained] time for every nation: when their time comes, they shall not defer it by a single hour nor shall they advance it.
  3. timepiece, clock, watch
  4. (with the definite article, Islam) judgement day
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 79:42:
      يَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ السَّاعَةِ أَيَّانَ مُرْسَاهَا
      yasʾalūnaka ʿani s-sāʿati ʾayyāna mursāhā
      They ask you concerning the Hour, “When will it set in?"

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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(saʕtayn), plural سوايع(swāyiʕ) or ساعات(sāʕāt))

  1. hour
  2. clock
  3. (in the plural) private lessons

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South Levantine ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic سَاعَة(sāʿa).

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /saː.ʕa/, [ˈsæː.ʕa], [ˈsaː.ʕa]

NounEdit

ساعة (sāʕaf (plural ساعات(sāʕāt))

  1. hour
    الساعة تنتين‎ ― is-sāʕa tintēnit's two o'clock (literally, “the hour [is] two”)
  2. clock, watch

Usage notesEdit

  • When used to tell time, ساعة (sāʕa) is followed by a cardinal number in the feminine form.

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