Arabic

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Etymology 1

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Root
خ ل ف (ḵ-l-f)

Derived from the active participle of اِخْتَلَفَ (iḵtalafa, to differ).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /mux.ta.lif/
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Adjective

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مُخْتَلِف (muḵtalif) (feminine مُخْتَلِفَة (muḵtalifa), masculine plural مُخْتَلِفُونَ (muḵtalifūna), feminine plural مُخْتَلِفَات (muḵtalifāt))

  1. different
    الثَّقَافَاتِ الْمُخْتَلِفَةِ تُثْرِي الْعَالَمَ وَتَجْعَلُهُ مَكَانًا أَكْثَرَ تَنَوُّعًا وَإِثَارَةً
    aṯ-ṯaqāfāti l-muḵtalifati tuṯrī l-ʕālama watajʕaluhu makānan ʔakṯara tanawwuʕan waʔiṯāratan
    Different cultures enrich the world and make it a more diverse and exciting place.
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Descendants
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  • Azerbaijani: müxtəlif
  • Ottoman Turkish: مختلف
  • Persian: مختلف

Etymology 2

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Root
خ ل ف (ḵ-l-f)

Derived from the passive participle of اِخْتَلَفَ (iḵtalafa, to differ).

Adjective

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مُخْتَلَف (muḵtalaf) (feminine مُخْتَلَفَة (muḵtalafa), masculine plural مُخْتَلَفُونَ (muḵtalafūna), feminine plural مُخْتَلَفَات (muḵtalafāt))

  1. passive participle of اِخْتَلَفَ (iḵtalafa)
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Egyptian Arabic

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Adjective

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مختلف (mukhtalif)

  1. different

Persian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Arabic مُخْتَلِف (muḵtalif).

Pronunciation

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Readings
Classical reading? muxtalif
Dari reading? muxtalif
Iranian reading? moxtalef
Tajik reading? muxtalif

Adjective

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Dari مختلف
Iranian Persian
Tajik мухталиф

مُختَلِف (moxtalef) (comparative مُختَلِف‌تَر (moxtalef-tar), superlative مُختَلِف‌تَرین (moxtalef-tarin))

  1. different, various
    Synonyms: متفرقه (motafarreqe), متنوع (motanavve')
    عقاید مختلف'aqâyed-e moxtalefdifferent opinions
    صورت‌های مختلف ماهsurat-hâ-ye moxtalef-e mâhdifferent phases of the moon
    انواع مختلف کفشanvâ'-e moxtalef-e kafšvarious kinds of shoes

South Levantine Arabic

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Root
خ ل ف
5 terms

Etymology

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From Arabic مُخْتَلِف (muḵtalif). Equivalent to the active participle of اختلف (iḵtalaf, to differ).

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Adjective

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مختلف (miḵtlef) (feminine مختلفة (miḵtelfe), masculine plural مختلفين (miḵtelfīn))

  1. different, various

Urdu

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Etymology 1

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Borrowed from Classical Persian مختلف and Arabic مُخْتَلِف (muḵtalif). Compare Punjabi مُخْتَلَف (muxtalaf) / ਮੁਖ਼ਤਲਫ਼ (muxtalaf).

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Adjective

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مُخْتَلِف (muxtalif) (Hindi spelling मुख़्तलिफ़)

  1. different
  2. other
  3. various

Etymology 2

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Borrowed from Arabic مُخْتَلَف (muḵtalaf) from the root خ ل ف (ḵ l f).

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Adjective

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مُخْتَلَف (muxtalaf) (Hindi spelling मुख़्तलफ़)

  1. opposed

References

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  • مختلف”, in اُردُو لُغَت (urdū luġat) (in Urdu), Ministry of Education: Government of Pakistan, 2017.
  • مختلف”, in ریخْتَہ لُغَت (rexta luġat) - Rekhta Dictionary [Urdu dictionary with meanings in Hindi & English], Noida, India: Rekhta Foundation, 2024.