غداء

See also: غذاء

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root غ د و(ḡ-d-w); compare غَدًا(ḡadan, tomorrow), غَدَاة(ḡadāh, morning).

NounEdit

غَدَاء (ḡadāʾm (plural أَغْدِيَة(ʾaḡdiya))

  1. (obsolete) breakfast
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 18:62:
      فَلَمَّا جَاوَزَا قَالَ لِفَتَاهُ آتِنَا غَدَاءَنَا لَقَدْ لَقِينَا مِن سَفَرِنَا هٰذَا نَصَبًا
      fa-lammā jāwazā qāla li-fatāhu ʾātinā ḡadāʾanā laqad laqīnā min safarinā hāḏā naṣaban
      So when they had passed beyond it, he said to his boy, "Bring us our morning meal. We have certainly suffered in this, our journey, much fatigue."
    • a. 813, ar-Rājiz, unknown title:
      خالي لقيطٌ (var.‎ عُوَيْف) وأبو عَلِجِّ … المطعمان اللحمَ بالعَشِجِّ
      وبالغداةِ كِسَرَ (var.‎ فِلَق) البَرْنِجِّ … يُقْلَعُ بالوَدِّ وبالصِّيصجِّ
      I have two uncles ʿUwayf and Abū ʿAlī … who eat meat in the vesper
      And in the morn sweet shives of dates … they pluck by means of pegs and pales
      Translation by Gottfried Hoberg:
      Avunculus meus est ʿUvaif et Abû ʿAlî, qui carnem vespere porrigunt
      et mane dactylos suaviores, qui extrahuntur paxillo et palo
    Synonyms: إِفْطَار(ʾifṭār), فَطُور(faṭūr)
  2. lunch

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Hijazi Arabic: غَدَا(ḡada)
  • Gulf Arabic: غَدَا(ḡada)
  • Moroccan Arabic: غْدَا(ḡda)

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