يوسف

See also: یوسف

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew יוֹסֵף(yoséf).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

يُوسُف (yūsufm

  1. Joseph, a Hebrew patriarch
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 12:46:
      يُوسُفُ أَيُّهَا الصِّدِّيقُ أَفْتِنَا فِي سَبْعِ بَقَرَاتٍ سِمَانٍ يَأْكُلُهُنَّ سَبْعٌ عِجَافٌ وَسَبْعِ سُنْبُلَاتٍ خُضْرٍ وَأُخَرَ يَابِسَاتٍ لَعَلِّي أَرْجِعُ إِلَى النَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَعْلَمُونَ
      yūsufu ʾayyuhā ṣ-ṣiddīqu ʾaftinā fī sabʿi baqarātin simānin yaʾkuluhunna sabʿun ʿijāfun wa-sabʿi sunbulātin ḵuḍrin wa-ʾuḵara yābisātin laʿallī ʾarjiʿu ʾilā n-nāsi laʿallahum yaʿlamūna
      Joseph, O man of truth, explain to us about seven fat cows eaten by seven lean, and seven green ears of grain and others dry – that I may return to the people; perhaps they will know [about you].”
  2. Joseph, husband of Mary (mother of Jesus)
  3. The 12th sura (chapter) of the Qur'an.
  4. a male given name, Joseph, Yusuf, Youssef

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ReferencesEdit

  • Wehr, Hans, “يوسف”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic[1], 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, 1979, →ISBN