See also: قوش

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root ق و س(q-w-s). Compare Ugaritic 𐎖𐎌𐎚 (qšt), Akkadian 𒄑𒉼 (qaštum, bow) and Hebrew קֶשֶׁת(qéšeṯ).

PronunciationEdit

  • Verb I: IPA(key): /qa.wi.sa/
  • Verb II: IPA(key): /qaw.wa.sa/
  • Noun: IPA(key): /qaws/
  • (bow)::
    (file)

VerbEdit

قَوِسَ (qawisa) I, non-past يَقْوَسُ‎‎ (yaqwasu)

  1. to be/become bent/curved
  2. to form or make a curved shape

ConjugationEdit

VerbEdit

قَوَّسَ (qawwasa) II, non-past يُقَوِّسُ‎‎ (yuqawwisu)

  1. to bend, to curve, to write

ConjugationEdit

NounEdit

قَوْس (qawsm or f, plural أَقْواس(ʔaqwās) or قُسِيّ(qusiyy) or قِسِيّ(qisiyy)

  1. bow, curve, twist
  2. (weaponry) bow
  3. (architecture) bow, arch, vault
  4. (typography) parenthesis, bracket

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Maltese: qaws
  • Azerbaijani: qövs
  • Classical Malay: kaus
  • Turkish: kavis

Gulf ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic قَوْس(qaws).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

قوس (qōsm, plural اقواس(aqwās)

  1. arch
  2. bow (tool)

Hijazi ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic قَوْس(qaws).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

قوس (gōsm, plural أقواس(ʔagwās)

  1. arch
  2. bow (used in hunting or wars)

South Levantine ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic قَوْس(qaws).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

قوس (ʔōsm, plural أقواس(ʔaʔwās)

  1. arch, bow
  2. rainbow
  3. (astrology) Sagittarius

See alsoEdit

Signs of the Zodiac · الأبراج(il-ʔabrāj)
       
الحمل(il-ḥamal, Aries) التور(it-tōr, Taurus) الجوزاء(il-jōzāʔ, Gemini) السرطان(is-saraṭān, Cancer)
       
الأسد(il-ʔasad, Leo) العذراء(il-ʕazrāʔ, Virgo) الميزان(il-mīzān, Libra) العقرب(il-ʕaqrab, Scorpio)
       
القوس (il-ʔōs, Sagittarius) الجدي(il-jidi, Capricorn) الدلو(id-dalu, Aquarius) الحوت(il-ḥūt, Pisces)