ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root ط ف ل(ṭ-f-l).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

طِفْل (ṭiflm (plural أَطْفَال(ʾaṭfāl))

  1. child (a minor)
  2. (collective) children (a minor)
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 22:05:
      وَنُقِرُّ فِي الْأَرْحَامِ مَا نَشَاءُ إِلَى أَجَلٍ مُسَمًّى ثُمَّ نُخْرِجُكُمْ طِفْلًا ثُمَّ لِتَبْلُغُوا أَشُدَّكُمْ
      wanuqirru fī l-ʾarḥāmi mā našāʾu ʾilā ʾajalin musamman ṯumma nuḵrijukum ṭiflan ṯumma litabluḡū ʾašuddakum
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    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 24:31:
      أَوِ الطِّفْلِ الَّذِينَ لَمْ يَظْهَرُوا عَلَى عَوْرَاتِ النِّسَاءِ
      ʾawi ṭ-ṭifli allaḏīna lam yaẓharū ʿalā ʿawrāti n-nisāʾi
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DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Maltese: tifel
  • Persian: طفل(tefl)

ReferencesEdit

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

Egyptian ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic طِفْل(ṭifl)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

طفل (ṭiflf (plural اطفال(aṭfāl))

  1. child

PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Arabic طِفْل(ṭifl).

NounEdit

طفل (tefl)

  1. infant