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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

  • IPA(key): /mu.ħiːtˁ/ (Classical Arabic)
  • IPA(key): /mʊħiːtˁ/ (Gulf Arabic)

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. whole
  2. overall
  3. thorough

DeclensionEdit

NounEdit

مُحِيط (muḥīṭm (plural مُحِيطَات(muḥīṭāt))

  1. ocean
  2. surroundings
  3. environment
  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