ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root ق ف و(q-f-w).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

قَافِيَة‎ (qāfiyaf (plural قَافِيَات(qāfiyāt) or قَوَافٍ(qawāfin))

  1. nape of the neck
    • 7th century CE, Sunan Ibn Māgah, 5:
      يَعْقِدُ الشَّيْطَانُ عَلَى قَافِيَةِ رَأْسِ أَحَدِكُمْ بِاللَّيْلِ بِحَبْلٍ فِيهِ ثَلَاثُ عُقَدٍ فَإِنِ ٱسْتَيْقَظَ فَذَكَرَ ٱللَّهَ ٱنْحَلَّتْ عُقْدَةٌ فَإِذَا قَامَ فَتَوَضَّأَ ٱنْحَلَّتْ عُقْدَةٌ فَإِذَا قَامَ إِلَى ٱلصَّلَاةِ ٱنْحَلَّتْ عُقَدُهُ كُلُّهَا
      yaʿqidu š-šayṭānu ʿalā qāfiyati raʾsi ʾaḥadi-kum bi-l-layli bi-ḥablin fī-hi ṯalāṯu ʿuqadin fa-ʾini stayqaẓa fa-ḏakara l-laha nḥallat ʿuqdatun fa-ʾiḏā qāma fa-tawaḍḍaʾa nḥallat ʿuqdatun fa-ʾiḏā qāma ʾilā ṣ-ṣalāti nḥallat ʿuqadu-hū kullu-hā
      At night Satan ties a rope in which there are three knots to the nape of the neck of anyone of you. If he wakes up and remembers Allah, one knot is untied. If he performs ablution, another knot is untied, and if he gets up to pray, all the knots are untied.
  2. rhyme
    • a. 684, معن بن أوس [Maʿn Ibn Aws], فيا عجباً لمن ربيت طفلاً […]:
      وَكَمْ عَلَّمْتُهُ نَظْمَ الْقَوَافِي / فَلَمَّا قَالَ قَافِيَةً هَجَانِي
      wakam ʿallamtuhū naẓma l-qawāfī / falammā qāla qāfiyatan hajānī
      And how often I taught him to compose rhymes / and when I told one, he mocked me.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Azerbaijani: qafiyə
  • Middle Armenian: կաֆայ (kafay)
  • Old Armenian: կափայ (kapʿay)
  • Persian: قافیه(qāfiye)
  • Turkish: kafiye
  • Uzbek: qofiya