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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/
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NounEdit

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

  1. hour (unit of time)
  2. short time, a while
  3. timepiece, clock, watch
  4. (with the definite article, Islam) judgement day

DeclensionEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ساعة (sāʿaf

  1. hour
  2. watch

Moroccan ArabicEdit

NounEdit

ساعة (sāʿa)

  1. hour