See also: غرف‎, عرق‎, غرق‎, ع ر ف‎, ع ر ق, and غ ر ق

ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the root ع ر ف(ʿ-r-f).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʕa.ra.fa/
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VerbEdit

عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) I, non-past يَعْرِفُ‎‎ (yaʿrifu)

  1. to know
    هَلْ تَعْرِفُهَا؟‎‎ ― hal taʿrifuhā?Do you know her?
    أَعْرِفُ أَنَّهَا دَرَسَتِ الْحُقُوقَ.‎‎ ― ʾaʿrifu ʾannahā darasati l-ḥuqūqa.I know that she studied law.
  2. to get to know; to find out; to recognise; to become aware of
    فَعَرَفْتُ أَنَّهُ كاذِب.‎‎
    faʿaraftu ʾannahu kāḏib.
    That’s when I knew [i.e. found out] that he was lying.
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Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

عَرَّفَ (ʿarrafa) II, non-past يُعَرِّفُ‎‎ (yuʿarrifu)

  1. to tell about, to inform of, to make aware of
  2. to define
  3. (ditransitive) to acquaint with
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Etymology 3Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

عُرْف (ʿurfm (plural أَعْرَاف(ʾaʿrāf))

  1. tradition

Etymology 4Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

عَرْف (ʿarfm

  1. scent, aroma

ReferencesEdit

  • Wehr, Hans (1979) , “عرف”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN
  • Mace, John (2007) , “عرف”, in Arabic Verbs, New York: Hippocrene Books, Inc., →ISBN

Egyptian ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic عَرَفَ(ʿarafa).

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

عرف (ʕirif) (perfect, imperfect يعرف(yiʕraf), Verb form I)

  1. to know

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Moroccan ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Root
ع ر ف

From Arabic عَرَفَ(ʿarafa).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

عرف (ʕraf) (non-past يعرف(yiʕraf), form I)

  1. to know

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