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Gulf ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic مَاء(māʾ), from Proto-Semitic *maʾ-, from Proto-Afro-Asiatic *maʾ-. Cognate with Egyptian Arabic مية(mayya), Hijazi Arabic موية(mōya), Hebrew מַיִם(máyim), Tigrinya ማይ (may), Maltese ilma.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ماي (māym (usually uncountable, plural مياه(miyāh) or مايات(māyāt))

  1. water