See also: موسي and موسی

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Etymology 1

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From Classical Syriac ܡܘܼܫܹܐ (mūšē), from Biblical Hebrew מֹשֶׁה (mōšê).

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مُوسَى (mūsām

  1. (Abrahamic religions) Moses
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 33:69:
      يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَكُونُوا كَالَّذِينَ آذَوْا مُوسَى فَبَرَّأَهُ اللَّهُ مِمَّا قَالُوا وَكَانَ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ وَجِيهًا
      yā ʔayyuhā allaḏīna ʔāmanū lā takūnū kāllaḏīna ʔāḏaw mūsā fabarraʔahu l-lahu mimmā qālū wakāna ʕinda l-lahi wajīhan
      O you who have believed, be not like those who abused Moses; then Allah cleared him of what they said. And he, in the sight of Allah, was distinguished.
  2. a male given name, Musa
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Etymology 2

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From the root م و س (m-w-s), meaning "to razor", "to cut", "to slice or trim"; ultimately from Proto-Afroasiatic *mVs- (knife, spear; iron).

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مُوسَى or مُوسًى (mūsā or mūsanf or m (construct state مُوسَى (mūsā), dual مُوسَيَانِ (mūsayāni), plural مَوَاسٍ (mawāsin) or مُوسَيَات (mūsayāt))

  1. razor, blade
  2. knife, pocketknife
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  • Byzantine Greek: ἄμουσα f (ámousa, razor, pocketknife)