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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived from the active participle of عَرَفَ(ʿarafa, to know), from the root ع ر ف(ʿ-r-f).

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

عَارِف (ʿārif) (feminine عَارِفَة(ʿārifa), masculine plural عَارِفُونَ(ʿārifūna), feminine plural عَارِفَات(ʿārifāt) or عَوَارِف(ʿawārif), elative أَعْرَف(ʾaʿraf))

  1. knowing
  2. acquainted, familiar (بِ(bi) with)

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

NounEdit

عَارِف (ʿārifm (feminine عَارِفَة(ʿārifa))

  1. expert, connoisseur
  2. (Tunisia) master

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

Egyptian ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Active participle of عِرِف(ʿirif)

AdjectiveEdit

عارف (ʿārif) (feminine عارفة(ʿārfa), plural عارفين(ʿārfīn))

  1. knowing
    انتو عارفين انا مين.
    Intu ʿārfīn ana min.
    You (pl.) know who I am.

PersianEdit

 
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Wikipedia fa

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Arabic عَارِف(ʿārif).

NounEdit

عارف ('âref) (plural عارفان('ârefân) or عارف‌ها('âref-hâ) or عرفا('orafâ))

  1. mystic, especially a sufi mystic

Proper nounEdit

عارف ('âref)

  1. A male given name, Aref.