كريم

ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the root ك ر م(k-r-m); compare كَرُمَ(karuma, to be noble, to be generous).

AdjectiveEdit

كَرِيم (karīm) (common plural كِرَام(kirām), masculine plural أَكْرِمَاء(ʾakrimāʾ) or كُرَمَاء(kuramāʾ), feminine plural كَرِيمَات(karīmāt) or كَرَائِم(karāʾim), elative أَكْرَم(ʾakram))

  1. noble, noble-minded, beneficent, kind, gracious
    • 10th century, Al-Mutanabbi
      إِذَا أَنْتَ أَكْرَمْتَ الْكَرِيمَ مَلَكْتَهُ / وَإِنْ أَنْتَ أَكْرَمْتَ اللَّئِيمَ تَمَرَّدَا
      ʾiḏā ʾanta ʾakramta l-karīma malaktahu / waʾin ʾanta ʾakramta l-laʾīma tamarradā
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  2. generous, liberal
  3. venerable, honored
  4. precious
    حَجَرٌ كَرِيمٌ
    ḥajarun karīmun
    precious stone
  5. a title of God in Islam
  6. a kind of turtledove

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Etymology 2Edit

From French crème.

NounEdit

كريم (k(e)rēmm or f (plural كريمات(k(e)rēmāt))

  1. cream