ضعيف

See also: ضعیف

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root ض ع ف(ḍ-ʿ-f).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dˤa.ʕiːf/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

ضَعِيف (ḍaʿīf) (feminine ضَعِيفَة(ḍaʿīfa), common plural ضِعَاف(ḍiʿāf), masculine plural ضَعِيفُون(ḍaʿīfūn) or ضُعَفَاء(ḍuʿafāʾ) or ضَعَفَة(ḍaʿafa) or ضَعْفَى(ḍaʿfā) or ضَعَافَى(ḍaʿāfā), feminine plural ضَعِيفَات(ḍaʿīfāt) or ضَعَائِف(ḍaʿāʾif), elative أَضْعَف(ʾaḍʿaf))

  1. weak
  2. slim, fit, skinny, thin
    Synonyms: نَحِيف(naḥīf), رَشِيق(rašīq)
    Antonyms: سَمِين(samīn), مَتِين(matīn), بَدِين(badīn)
  3. feeble
  4. limp
  5. fragile
  6. impotent
  7. flaccid

DeclensionEdit

AntonymsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Azerbaijani: zəif
  • Ottoman Turkish: ضعیف(zaif)
  • Swahili: dhaifu

South Levantine ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic ضَعِيف(ḍaʿīf).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dˤʕiːf/, [dˤʕiːf]
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

ضعيف (ḍʕīf) (feminine ضعيفة(ḍʕīfe), masculine plural ضعاج(ḍʕāf), elative أضعف(ʔaḍʕaf))

  1. weak
    Antonym: قوي(ʾawi)
  2. thin (of a person)
    البنت ضعيفة، لازم تاكل موز.‎‎
    il-bint ḍʕīfe, lāzem tākol mōz.
    The girl is thin, she should eat bananas.
    Synonym: نحيف(naḥīf)
    Antonyms: (for people) ناصح(nāṣeḥ), (usually for animals) سمين(smīn)

See alsoEdit

  • رفيع(rafīʕ, thin, slender, slin (round object))
  • رقي(rʾīʾ, thin, fine (flat object))