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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Like لَغَا(laḡā, to speak), from the root ل غ و(l-ḡ-w). Related to Hebrew לוע \ לֹעַ(lṓaʿ, throat, pharynx, maw).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lu.ɣa/
  • (file)

Regional pronunciation:

NounEdit

لُغَة (luḡaf (plural لُغَات(luḡāt))

  1. language
    Synonym: لِسَان(lisān)
  2. dialect, vernacular
    Synonym: لَهْجَة(lahja)
  3. jargon
  4. (with the definite article) Classical Arabic

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DescendantsEdit

  • Gulf Arabic: لغة(luḡa)
  • Azerbaijani: lüğət
  • Malay: loghat (dialect)
  • Ottoman Turkish: لغت(lüğat)
  • Persian: لغت(loğat)
  • Swahili: lugha
  • Tajik: луғат (luġat)
  • Urdu: لغت(luġat, dictionary)
  • Uzbek: lug'at
  • Uyghur: لۇغەت(lughet)

ReferencesEdit

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