See also: ص
Arabic Dad.gif
ض U+0636, ض
ARABIC LETTER DAD
ص
[U+0635]
Arabic ط
[U+0637]
U+FEBD, ﺽ
ARABIC LETTER DAD ISOLATED FORM

[U+FEBC]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FEBE]
U+FEBE, ﺾ
ARABIC LETTER DAD FINAL FORM

[U+FEBD]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B ﺿ
[U+FEBF]
ﺿ U+FEBF, ﺿ
ARABIC LETTER DAD INITIAL FORM

[U+FEBE]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FEC0]
U+FEC0, ﻀ
ARABIC LETTER DAD MEDIAL FORM
ﺿ
[U+FEBF]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FEC1]

TranslingualEdit

LetterEdit

ض

  1. Arabic letter ḍād

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

The original pronunciation of the letter was a pharyngealised lateral fricative /ɮˤ/. Early on, this sound was merged with ظ() /ðˤ/, a merger that is reflected in all colloquial dialects. In dialects with stopping of dental fricatives, both were then shifted further to /dˤ/. When the ability to produce the sound /ɮˤ/ waned some time after its loss from actual speech, the Quran readers reassigned the stop /dˤ/ to ض () in order to maintain its distinction from ظ ().

PronunciationEdit

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /dˤaːd/
  • (phoneme):
    • IPA(key): /dˤ/ (contemporary standard)
    • IPA(key): /ðˤ/ (commonly in Iraq and the Arabian Penninsula)
    • IPA(key): /ɮˤ/ (classical Arabic; obsolete)

LetterEdit

ض / ض‍ / ‍ض‍ / ‍ض (ḍād)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Arabic alphabet. It is preceded by ص() and followed by ط().

Derived termsEdit

SymbolEdit

ض / ض‍ / ‍ض‍ / ‍ض (ḍād)

  1. The twenty-sixth letter in traditional abjad order, which is used in place of numerals for list numbering (abjad numerals). It is preceded by ذ() and followed by ظ().

See alsoEdit


KhowarEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

ض (z̤u'ād)

  1. The twenty-eighth letter of the Khowar abjad.

FormsEdit

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ض ـض ـضـ ضـ

See alsoEdit

  • Previous letter: ص
  • Next letter: ط

MalayEdit

 
Malay Wikipedia has an article on:
ض
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PronunciationEdit

  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [dɔt]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable initial) IPA(key): [d]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable final) IPA(key): [t̚]

LetterEdit

ض / ض‍ / ‍ض‍ / ‍ض

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Arabic script.

See alsoEdit


PashtoEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

ض (dwâd)

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Pashto alphabet.

FormsEdit

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ض ـض ـضـ ضـ

See alsoEdit

  • Previous letter: ص
  • Next letter: ط

PersianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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LetterEdit

ض / ض‍ / ‍ض‍ / ‍ض (zâd)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Perso-Arabic alphabet. It is preceded by ص‎ and followed by ط‎. Its name is ضاد‎.

SindhiEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

ض (zwad)

  1. The thirty-second letter of the Sindhi abjad.

FormsEdit

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ض ـض ـضـ ضـ

See alsoEdit

  • Previous letter: ص
  • Next letter: ط

UrduEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /zʋɑːd̪/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /z/

LetterEdit

ض (zvād)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Urdu abjad.

FormsEdit

Isolated form Final form Medial form Initial form
ض ـض ـضـ ضـ

See alsoEdit

  • Previous letter: ص
  • Next letter: ط