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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

عَسْكَرِيّ (ʿaskariyym, fem عَسْكَرِيَّة (ʿaskariyya), masc pl عَسْكَرِيُّون (ʿaskariyyūn), fem pl عَسْكَرِيَّات (ʿaskariyyāt)

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

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

عَسْكَرِيّ (ʿaskariyym, pl عَسْكَرِيُّون (ʿaskariyyūn) or عَسَاكِر (ʿasākir), fem عَسْكَرِيَّة (ʿaskariyya)

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

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • عسكري” in J.A. Haywood and H.M. Nahmad (1965), A new Arabic grammar (second edition), London: Lund Humphries, ISBN 0-85331-585-X
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “عسكر”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4