عفوا

ArabicEdit

Root
ع ف و(ʿ-f-w)

Etymology 1Edit

Adverbial accusative of عَفْو(ʿafw).

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

عَفْوًا (ʿafwan)

  1. you're welcome, don't mention it, not at all
    Synonym: الْعَفْو(al-ʿafw)
  2. pardon me, excuse me

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

عَفَوْا (ʿafaw) (form I)

  1. third-person masculine plural past active of عَفَا(ʿafā)

VerbEdit

عُفُوا (ʿufū) (form I)

  1. third-person masculine plural past passive of عَفَا(ʿafā)

South Levantine ArabicEdit

Root
ع ف و

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Arabic عَفْوًا(ʿafwan).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʕaf.wan/, [ˈʕaf.wan]
  • (file)

InterjectionEdit

عفوًا (ʕafwan)

  1. excuse me, pardon me
  2. you're welcome, don't mention it (as a reply to شكرا(šukran, thank you))
    Synonym: أهلا وسهلا(ʔahla w-sahla)

AdverbEdit

عفوًا (ʕafwan)

  1. unintentionally, spontaneously