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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably a biconsonantal word, or from ش ف ه(š-f-h) with elision of the -h-. Cognate with Hebrew שָׂפָה(śāp̄ā), Egyptian spt.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

شَفَة (šafaf (dual شَفَتَانِ(šafatāni), plural شِفَاه(šifāh) or شَفَوَات(šafawāt))

  1. lip
  2. rim, edge

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Egyptian ArabicEdit

NounEdit

شفة (shiffaf (plural شَفَايِف(shafāyif))

  1. (anatomy) lip

North Levantine ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic شَفة(šafa) with gemination of the -f- in order to create a standard triconsonantal root.

NounEdit

شفة (šiffif (plural شفاف(šfāf))

  1. lip