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EtymologyEdit

Derived from the active participle of the verb أَحَاطَ (ʾaḥāṭa, to surround, enclose, contain, encircle, know completely), from the root ح و ط (ḥ-w-ṭ).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

مُحِيط (muḥīṭ) (feminine مُحِيطَة (muḥīṭa), masculine plural مُحِيطُون (muḥīṭūn))

  1. whole
  2. overall
  3. thorough

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

مُحِيط (muḥīṭm (plural مُحِيطَات (muḥīṭāt))

  1. ocean
  2. surroundings
  3. ecology
  4. circumference
  5. perimeter

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “حوط”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4