فتحة

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Instance noun from the verb فَتَحَ(fataḥa), from the root ف ت ح(f-t-ḥ). For the sense of a diacritical mark signifying an open vowel, compare Hebrew פַּתַח(páṯaḥ).

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NounEdit

فَتْحَة (fatḥaf (plural فَتَحَات(fataḥāt))

  1. an opening, a hole
  2. (linguistics) fatha, fatḥa (a vowel sign in Arabic-based scripts, signifying a short /a/ sound in Classical Arabic)

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