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ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the root م د د(m-d-d).

Pronunciation 1Edit

NounEdit

مُدَّة (muddaf (plural مُدَد(mudad))

  1. period of time, interval
  2. duration
  3. term (limited period of time)
DeclensionEdit

Pronunciation 2Edit

NounEdit

مَدَّة (maddaf

  1. maddah (Arabic diacritic placed over alif, indicating a glottal stop followed by a long vowel)
DeclensionEdit

Pronunciation 3Edit

PrepositionEdit

مُدَّةَ (muddata)

  1. during, within, in the course of
    فَأَسْرَعَ جُحَا إِلَى حِذَائِهِ... لَبِسَهُ... وَمَشَى مُدَّةَ سَاعَتَيْنِ... ثُمَّ جَلَسَ وَحِيدًا بَعْدَ أَنْ تَعِبَ مِنْ الْمَشْيِ...‎‎ ― faʾasraʿa juḥā ʾilā ḥiḏāʾihi... labisahu... wamašā muddata sāʿatayni... ṯumma jalasa waḥīdan baʿda ʾan taʿiba min al-mašyi...So Joha hurried to his shoes... put them on... walked for two hours... then he sat alone after he got tired of walking...

ReferencesEdit

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