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ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Arabic numbers (edit)
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    Cardinal: اِثْنَان(iṯnān)
    Ordinal: ثَانٍ(ṯānin)
    Multiplier: ثُنَائِيّ(ṯunāʾiyy), مُثَنًّى(muṯannan)
    Distributive: ثُنَاءَ(ṯunāʾa), مَثْنَى(maṯnā)
    Fractional: نِصْف (niṣf)

From the root ن ص ف(n-ṣ-f)

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

نِصْف or نُصْف (niṣf or nuṣfm (plural أَنْصَاف(ʾanṣāf))

  1. half, a half, semi-, hemi-
  2. middle
DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Egyptian Arabic: نص(nuṣṣ)
  • Gulf Arabic: نص(niṣṣ)
  • Hijazi Arabic: نص(neṣṣ)
  • Maltese: nofs
  • Moroccan Arabic: نص(nuṣṣ)
  • North Levantine Arabic: نص(nuṣṣ)
  • South Levantine Arabic: نص(nuṣṣ)
  • Persian: نصف(nesf)
  • Swahili: nusu
See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

نَصْفُ (naṣfu) (form I)

  1. first-person plural non-past active jussive of صَفَا(ṣafā)

VerbEdit

نُصْفَ (nuṣfa) (form I)

  1. first-person plural non-past passive jussive of صَفَا(ṣafā)

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

نَصِفُ (naṣifu) (form I)

  1. first-person plural non-past active indicative of وَصَفَ(waṣafa)

VerbEdit

نَصِفَ (naṣifa) (form I)

  1. first-person plural non-past active subjunctive of وَصَفَ(waṣafa)

VerbEdit

نَصِفْ (naṣif) (form I)

  1. first-person plural non-past active jussive of وَصَفَ(waṣafa)

PersianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic نِصْف(niṣf)

NounEdit

نصف (nesf)

  1. half