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See also: غیر and غ ي ر

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ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the root غ ي ر (ḡ-y-r); compare غَارَ (ḡāra, to be jealous, to display zeal).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

غُيُر (ḡuyurm pl

  1. masculine plural of غَيُور (ḡayūr, zealous, very jealous, very enthusiastic)

NounEdit

غُيُر (ḡuyurm pl

  1. plural of غَيُور (ḡayūr, zealot)

Etymology 2Edit

From the root غ ي ر (ḡ-y-r).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

غَيْر (ḡayrm

  1. (literally) something else, someone else, others
    الْغَيْر‎ ― al-ḡayrthe others, neighbors
    بِغَيْرِ‎ ― bi-ḡayriwithout
    بِغَيْرِ حُدُود‎ ― biḡayri ḥudūdvery much, so many (lit. "without border")
    مِن غَيْرِ‎ ― min ḡayriwithout
    فِي غَيْرِ‎ ― fī ḡayriwithout
    (with following abstract noun)
    فِي غَيْرِ مَا‎ ― fī ḡayri māwithout
    (with following abstract noun)
    لَا غَيْرُ‎ ― lā ḡayruonly, just, nothing besides that
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PrepositionEdit

غَيْرُ or غَيْرَ (ḡayru or ḡayra)

  1. except, other than, different from, unlike
    غَيْرُهُ‎ ― ḡayruhuanother (literally, “other than him”)
  2. no, not, un-, non-, in-, dis-
    غَيْرُ طَيِّبٍ‎ ― ḡayru ṭayyibinnot good
  3. except, save, but
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VerbEdit

غَيَّرَ (ḡayyara) II, non-past يُغَيِّرُ‎ (yuḡayyiru)

  1. (transitive) to change, to alter
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ReferencesEdit

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “غير”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4