كتاب

See also: کتاب‎, كباب‎, کباب, and كناب

Algerian ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic كِتَاب(kitāb).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

كتاب (ktābm (plural كتوب(ktūb))

  1. book

ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Morphologically from the root ك ت ب(k-t-b).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ki.taːb/
    • (Egypt) IPA(key): [keˈtæːb]
    • (Hejaz) IPA(key): [kɪˈt̪aːb]
    • (Lebanon) IPA(key): [kiˈtæːb]
    • (Central Arabia) IPA(key): [kɪˈt̪aːb]
    • (Iraq, Persian Gulf) IPA(key): [kɪˈt̪ɑːb]
    • (Tunisia) IPA(key): [kiˈt̪ɛːb]
    • (Morocco) IPA(key): [kiˈtæːb]
  • (file)
  • Dialectal variation from the aforementioned:
    • (Lebanese Arabic) IPA(key): [kteːb]
    • (Tunisian Arabic) IPA(key): [kt̪ɛːb]
    • (Moroccan Arabic) IPA(key): [ktæːb]

NounEdit

كِتَاب (kitābm (plural كُتُب(kutub))

  1. (obsolete) verbal noun of كَتَبَ(kataba) (form I)
  2. verbal noun of كَاتَبَ(kātaba) (form III)
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 24:33:
      وَٱلَّذِينَ يَبْتَغُونَ ٱلْكِتَابَ مِمَّا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُكُمْ فَكَاتِبُوهُمْ
      wallaḏīna yabtaḡūna l-kitāba mimmā malakat ʾaymānukum fakātibūhum
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  3. letter, note, paper, piece of writing, message
    • 609–632 C.E., 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 ۝‎‎
      qālat yā ʾayyuhā l-malaʾu ʾinnī ʾulqiya ʾilayya kitābun karīmun ۝ ʾinnahu min sulaymāna waʾinnahu bismi llāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīmi ۝ ʾallā taʿlū ʿalayya waʾtūnī muslimīna ۝
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  4. book
  5. the Scripture, the Qur'an or the Bible
    الْكِتَاب‎ ― al-kitābthe Qur'an; the Bible
  6. record, document, deed, contract
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From the root ك ت ب(k-t-b).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

كُتَّاب (kuttābm pl

  1. plural of كَاتِب(kātib, writer)

NounEdit

كُتَّاب (kuttābm (plural كَتَاتِيب(katātīb))

  1. a traditional school for teaching Qur'an
DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

Hijazi ArabicEdit

 
كِتَاب

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic كِتَاب(kitāb).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

كِتاب (kitābm (plural كُتُب‎ (kutub))

  1. book

North Levantine ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic كِتَاب(kitāb).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

كتاب (ktābm (plural كِتِب(kitib))

  1. book

Ottoman TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic كِتَاب(kitāb, book).

NounEdit

كتاب (kitab)

  1. book

DescendantsEdit


South Levantine ArabicEdit

Root
ك ت ب

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic كِتَاب(kitāb).

NounEdit

كتاب (ktābm (plural كتب(kutob))

  1. book