Arabic edit

Etymology edit

From the root ش ت و(š-t-w). Compare Hebrew סְתָו(s'táv, autumn, fall).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ʃi.taːʔ/
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Noun edit

شِتَاء (šitāʔm (plural أَشْتِيَة(ʔaštiya) or شُتِيّ(šutiyy))

  1. winter
    أُحِبُّ الشِتَاء وَبُرُودَتِه وَتَسَاقُطَ الثُلُوج.‎‎
    ʔuḥibbu š-šitāʔ waburūdatih watasāquṭa ṯ-ṯulūj.
    I love the winter and its coldness and the snowfall.
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 106:2:
      إِيلَافِهِمْ رِحْلَةَ الشِّتَاءِ وَٱلصَّيْفِ
      ʔīlāfihim riḥlata aš-šitāʔi wa-ṣ-ṣayfi
      For their convenience in of journey in winter and summer.

Declension edit

See also edit

Seasons in Arabic · فُصُول(fuṣūl) (layout · text) · category
رَبِيع(rabīʕ, spring) صَيْف(ṣayf, summer) خَرِيف(ḵarīf, autumn) شِتَاء (šitāʔ, winter)

Noun edit

شِتَاء (šitāʔm

  1. verbal noun of شَاتَى(šātā) (form III)

Declension edit