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EtymologyEdit

Relative adjective (nisba) composed of عَسْكَر(ʿaskar, army) +‎ ـِيّ(-iyy).

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

عَسْكَرِيّ (ʿaskariyym, feminine عَسْكَرِيَّة(ʿaskariyya), masculine plural عَسْكَرِيُّون(ʿaskariyyūn) or عَسَاكِر(ʿasākir), feminine plural عَسْكَرِيَّات(ʿaskariyyāt)

  1. military
    الْعَسْكَرِيُّون‎ ― al-ʿaskariyyūnthe military
  2. army

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

عَسْكَرِيّ (ʿaskariyym, plural عَسْكَرِيُّون(ʿaskariyyūn) or عَسَاكِر(ʿasākir), feminine عَسْكَرِيَّة(ʿaskariyya)

  1. soldier
  2. (military) private
  3. policeman
  4. (plural) enlisted men

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Haywood, J.A.; Nahmad, H.M. (1965), “عسكري”, in A new Arabic grammar, 2nd edition, London: Lund Humphries, →ISBN
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “عسكر”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN