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EtymologyEdit

From the root ش ط ء (š-ṭ-ʾ). Has the form of an derived from the active participle but the corresponding verb شَتَأَ (šataʾa, to walk on the shore) may rather be derived from the noun.

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NounEdit

شَاطِئ (šāṭiʾm (plural شَوَاطِئ (šawāṭiʾ) or شُطْآن (šuṭʾān))

  1. shore, coast, seacoast, beach, strand

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “شطء”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4