Arabic

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Etymology

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Derived from the active participle of اِرْتَاحَ (irtāḥa, to rest, to be pleased, to be satisfied), from the root ر و ح (r-w-ḥ); compare رَاحَة (rāḥa, rest, comfort).

Adjective

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مُرْتَاح (murtāḥ) (feminine مُرْتَاحَة (murtāḥa), masculine plural مُرْتَاحُونَ (murtāḥūna), feminine plural مُرْتَاحَات (murtāḥāt))

  1. comfortable (of a person)
  2. calm, relaxed
  3. resting
  4. pleased
  5. satisfied

Declension

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References

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

South Levantine Arabic

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Root
ر و ح
16 terms

Etymology

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Learned borrowing from Arabic مُرْتَاح (murtāḥ).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /mir.taːħ/, [mɪrˈtæːħ]
  • Audio (Ramallah):(file)

Adjective

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مرتاح (mirtāḥ) (feminine مرتاحة (mirtāḥa), common plural مرتاحين (mirtāḥīn))

  1. relaxed, at rest, calm, relieved, reassured