Arabic

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Etymology

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Root
ص د ر (ṣ-d-r)

Noun of place from صَدَرَ (ṣadara, to happen, to occur, to go out).

Noun

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مَصْدَر (maṣdarm (plural مَصَادِر (maṣādir))

  1. verbal noun of صَدَرَ (ṣadara) (form I)
  2. starting point, point of origin
  3. origin, source
    أَصْبَحَ ٱلْإِنْتِرْنِتُ مَصْدَرًا رَئِيسِيًّا لِلْمَعْلُومَاتِ فِي عَصْرِنَا.
    ʔaṣbaḥa l-ʔintirnitu maṣdaran raʔīsiyyan lilmaʕlūmāti fī ʕaṣrinā.
    The internet has become a primary source of information in our era.
  4. (grammar) verbal noun, infinitive, gerund
    • Ibn Malik, Alfiya
      وَنَعَتُوا بِمَصْدَرٍ كَثِيرًا / فَٱلْتَزَمُوا الْإِفْرَادَ وَٱلتَّذْكِيرَا
      wanaʕatū bimaṣdarin kaṯīran / fal-tazamū l-ʔifrāda wat-taḏkīrā
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      الْمَصْدَرُ ٱسْمُ مَا سِوَى ٱلزَّمَانِ مِنْ / مَدْلُولَيِ ٱلْفِعْلِ كَأَمْنٍ مِنْ أَمِنْ
      al-maṣdaru smu mā siwā z-zamāni min / madlūlayi l-fiʕli kaʔamnin min ʔamin
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Declension

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Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Azerbaijani: məsdər
  • Georgian: მასდარი (masdari)
  • Ottoman Turkish: مصدر (masdar)
  • Persian: مصدر

Persian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Arabic مَصْدَر (maṣdar).

Pronunciation

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Readings
Classical reading? masdar
Dari reading? masdar
Iranian reading? masdar
Tajik reading? masdar

Noun

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مصدر (masdar) (plural مصدرها (masdar-hâ) or مصادر (masâder))

  1. (grammar) infinitive
  2. (rare) origin
  3. (rare) source