See also: مبل‎, متل, and م ث ل

ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the root م ث ل(m-ṯ-l).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

مَثَلَ (maṯala) I, non-past يَمْثُلُ‎‎ (yamṯulu)

  1. to resemble, to look like
  2. to imitate, to copy
  3. to compare, to liken
  4. to represent, to mean, to signify
  5. to appear before
  6. to present oneself
  7. to stand
  8. to come forth, to come forward, to enter, to appear
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

مَثَّلَ (maṯṯala) II, non-past يُمَثِّلُ‎‎ (yumaṯṯilu)

  1. to make to resemble, to make to look like
  2. to make similar, to make analogous
  3. to assimilate
  4. to quote as example
  5. to compare, to liken
  6. to punish severely, to treat harshly
  7. to maim, to mutilate
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 3Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /miθl/
  • (file)

NounEdit

مِثْل (miṯlm (plural أَمْثَال(ʾamṯāl))

  1. something similar
  2. resemblance, similarity, likeness
  3. image
  4. equivalent
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Ottoman Turkish: مسل(misl)

Etymology 4Edit

From the root م ث ل(m-ṯ-l). Cognate with Hebrew מָשָׁל(mashál, proverb, allegory).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

مَثَل (maṯalm (plural أَمْثَال(ʾamṯāl))

  1. likeness
  2. metaphore, simile, parable
  3. proverb, adage
  4. example
  5. lesson
  6. ideal, model
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 5Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

مُثُل (muṯulm pl

  1. plural of مِثَال(miṯāl)

Etymology 6Edit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

مِثْلُ or مِثْلَ or مِثْلِ (miṯlu or miṯla or miṯli)

  1. similar to, like, as, just as
InflectionEdit
    Inflected forms
Base form مِثْلَ (miṯla)
Personal-pronoun-
including forms
Singular Dual Plural
Masculine Feminine Common Masculine Feminine
First person مِثْلِي(miṯlī) مِثْلَنَا(miṯlanā)
Second person مِثْلَكَ(miṯlaka) مِثْلَكِ(miṯlaki) مِثْلَكُمَا(miṯlakumā) مِثْلَكُمْ(miṯlakum) مِثْلَكُنَّ(miṯlakunna)
Third person مِثْلَهُ(miṯlahu) مِثْلَهَا(miṯlahā) مِثْلَهُمَا(miṯlahumā) مِثْلَهُمْ(miṯlahum) مِثْلَهُنَّ(miṯlahunna)
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 7Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

مُثْل (muṯlm pl

  1. plural of مِثَال(miṯāl)

ReferencesEdit

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

PashtoEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Arabic مِثْل(miṯl).

NounEdit

مثل (mislm

  1. similarity, likeness
    په مثل د
    in the likeness of, (resembling)
  2. copy

Etymology 2Edit

From Arabic مَثَل(maṯal).

NounEdit

مثل (masálm

  1. example, model

PersianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Arabic مِثْل(miṯl).

PronunciationEdit

(noun)

(preposition, with ezâfe)

NounEdit

Dari Persian مثل
Iranian Persian
Tajik мисл (misl)

مثل (mesl)

  1. resemblance, similarity

PrepositionEdit

مثل (mesl-e)

Dari Persian مثل
Iranian Persian
Tajik мисли (misli)
  1. like
    Synonyms: مانند(mânand), نظیر(nazir), (literary) همانند(hamânand)
    مثل تو نیستم.‎‎
    Mesl-e to nistam.
    I'm not like you.
    چرا می‌خوای مثل من حرف بزنی؟‎‎
    Čerâ mi-xây mesl-e man harf be-zani?
    Why do you want to talk like me?

Etymology 2Edit

From Arabic مَثَل(maṯal).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Dari Persian مثل
Iranian Persian
Tajik масал (masal)

مثل (masal)

  1. proverb
Related termsEdit

South Levantine ArabicEdit

Root
م ث ل

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Arabic مَثَّلَ(maṯṯala).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /maθ.θal/, [ˈmaθ.θal]
  • IPA(key): /mas.sal/, [ˈmas.sal]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

مثّل (maṯṯal) (form II, present بمثّل(bimaṯṯel))

  1. to act
  2. to represent

ConjugationEdit

    Conjugation of مثّل (maṯṯal)
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
past m مثّلت (maṯṯalt) مثّلت (maṯṯalt) مثّل (maṯṯal) مثّلنا (maṯṯalna) مثّلتو (maṯṯaltu) مثّلو (maṯṯalu)
f مثّلتي (maṯṯalti) مثّلت (maṯṯalat)
present m بمثّل (bamaṯṯel) بتمثّل (bitmaṯṯel) بمثّل (bimaṯṯel) منمثّل (minmaṯṯel) بتمثّلو (bitmaṯṯlu) بمثّلو (bimaṯṯlu)
f بتمثّلي (bitmaṯṯli) بتمثّل (bitmaṯṯel)
subjunctive m امثّل (amaṯṯel) تمثّل (tmaṯṯel) يمثّل (ymaṯṯel) نمثّل (nmaṯṯel) تمثّلو (tmaṯṯlu) يمثّلو (ymaṯṯlu)
f تمثّلي (tmaṯṯli) تمثّل (tmaṯṯel)
imperative m مثّل (maṯṯel) مثّلو (maṯṯlu)
f مثّلي (maṯṯli)