Algerian Arabic

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Etymology

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From Arabic كِتَاب (kitāb).

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كتاب (ktābm (plural كتب (ktūb))

  1. book

Arabic

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Root
ك ت ب (k t b)
19 terms

Etymology 1

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Pronunciation

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  • Dialectal variation from the aforementioned:
    • (Lebanese Arabic) IPA(key): [kteːb]
    • (Tunisian Arabic) IPA(key): [kt̪ɛːb]
    • (Moroccan Arabic) IPA(key): [ktæːb]
    • (Iraqi Arabic) IPA(key): [kt̪ɑːb]

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كِتَاب (kitābm (plural كُتُب (kutub))

  1. the Scripture, the Qur'an or the Bible
  2. letter, note, paper, piece of writing, message
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 27:29-31:
      قَالَتْ يَا أَيُّهَا ٱلْمَلَأُ إِنِّي أُلْقِيَ إِلَيَّ كِتَابٌ كَرِيمٌ ۝ إِنَّهُ مِنْ سُلَيْمَانَ وَإِنَّهُ بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ۝ أَلَّا تَعْلُوا عَلَيَّ وَأْتُونِي مُسْلِمِينَ ۝
      She said, O eminent ones, indeed, to me has been delivered a noble letter. Indeed, it is from Solomon, and indeed, it is: 'In the name of God, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful, be not haughty with me but come to me in submission.'
  3. book
    الْكِتَابal-kitābthe Qur'an; the Bible
  4. record, document, deed, contract
  5. a marriage contract.
  6. (obsolete) verbal noun of كَتَبَ (kataba) (form I)
  7. verbal noun of كَاتَبَ (kātaba) (form III)
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 24:33:
      وَٱلَّذِينَ يَبْتَغُونَ ٱلْكِتَابَ مِمَّا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُكُمْ فَكَاتِبُوهُمْ
      wallaḏīna yabtaḡūna l-kitāba mimmā malakat ʔaymānukum fakātibūhum
      And those who seek a contract (for eventual emancipation) from among whom your right hands possess - then make a contract with them
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Etymology 2

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Noun

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كُتَّاب (kuttābm pl

  1. plural of كَاتِب (kātib, writer)

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كُتَّاب (kuttābm (plural كَتَاتِيب (katātīb))

  1. a traditional school for teaching Qur'an
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References

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

Chagatai

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Etymology

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From Arabic كِتَاب (kitāb), likely via Classical Persian کتاب (kitāb).

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كتاب (kitāb) (plural كتابلار)

  1. book

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Egyptian Arabic

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Etymology

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From Arabic كِتَاب (kitāb).

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كتاب (kitābm (plural كتب (kutub))

  1. book
    عموما التفاصيل في الكتابʕumūman it-tafaṣīl fil-kitābGenerally, all the details are in the book.

Hijazi Arabic

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ك ت ب
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كتاب

Etymology 1

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From Arabic كِتَاب (kitāb).

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  • IPA(key): /ki.ˈtaːb/, [kɪ.ˈtaːb]

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كتاب (kitābm (plural كتب (kutub))

  1. book

Etymology 2

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From Arabic كُتَّاب (kuttāb).

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  • IPA(key): /kutˈtaːb/, [kʊtˈtaːb]

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كُتَّاب (kuttābpl

  1. plural of كاتب (kātib)

North Levantine Arabic

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Etymology

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From Arabic كِتَاب (kitāb).

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  • IPA(key): (Aleppo) /ki.taːb/, [kɨtæːb]
  • IPA(key): (Beirut) /kteːb/, [kteːb]

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كتاب (ktābm (plural كِتِب (kitib))

  1. book

Ottoman Turkish

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Etymology 1

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كتاب

Borrowed from Arabic كِتَاب (kitāb, book).

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Noun

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كِتاب (kitâb) (plural كُتُب (kütüb))

  1. book, a collection of sheets of paper bound together
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Etymology 2

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Borrowed from Arabic كُتَّاب (kuttāb).

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كُتّاب (küttâb)

  1. plural of كاتِب (kâtib)

South Levantine Arabic

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Root
ك ت ب
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Etymology

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From Arabic كِتَاب (kitāb).

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Noun

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كتاب (ktābm (plural كتب (kútob))

  1. book