See also: ميةand ميه

ArabicEdit

Arabic numbers (edit)
1,000
 ←  90  ←  99 ١٠٠
100
200  →  1,000  → 
10
    Cardinal: مِئَة (miʾa), مِائَة

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Semitic *miʔat-. The frequent form مِا۟ئَة(miʾa) has a silent alif to avoid confusion with other words in rasm (else it could look identical to مِنْهُ(min-hu, from it, from him)), and because it is a logogram of earlier Aramaic spellings.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

مِئَة or مِا۟ئَة (miʾaf (dual مِئَتَان(miʾatān) or مِائَتَان(miʾatān), plural مِئَات(miʾāt) or مِئُون(miʾūn))

  1. hundred

Usage notesEdit

The word مِئَة(miʾa) is an inherently feminine noun. The gender is visible in constructions like three hundred (see above), where the feminine ثَلَاث(ṯalāṯ, three) appears, agreeing with مِئَة(miʾa). The plural of مِئَة(miʾa) is the same as the singular when used with the numbers 3 through 9, which normally govern a noun in the genitive plural (cf. ثَلَاثَةُ آلَافٍ (ṯalāṯatu ʾālāfin, three thousand), with plural آلَاف(ʾālāf)). The plural مِئَات(miʾāt) occurs only when used to mean hundreds, i.e. an unspecified large number.

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Gulf Arabic: امية(imya)
  • Egyptian Arabic: مية(miyya)
  • Maltese: mija
  • Moroccan Arabic: مية(mya)
  • Swahili: mia