See also: fatHa, fatḥa, and faþa

EnglishEdit

 
A fatḥa

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Arabic فَتْحَة(fatḥa, an opening), instance noun of the verb فَتَحَ(fataḥa, to open). Refers to the mouth position when pronuncing the /a/ vowel.

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Examples

دَ (da)/da/.
دَا () or دَى ()/daː/

fatha (plural fathas)

  1. In Arabic script, the vowel point for a, appearing as a diagonal line placed above a letter ( ـَ ) and designating a short a /a/. If the Arabic letters ا‎ (‎أَلِف(ʾalif)) or ى‎ (‎أَلِف مَقْصُورَة(ʾalif maqṣūra)) immediately follow, it indicates a long ā /aː/.
  2. The vowel designated by this mark.
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Etymology 2Edit

Alteration of father.

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NounEdit

fatha (plural fathas)

  1. (Tyneside) father

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic فَتْحَة(fatḥa, an opening)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fatha m or f (plural fathas)

  1. fatha

WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From yr (the) +‎ un (one) +‎ fath (kind) +‎ â (as)

PrepositionEdit

fatha

  1. (North Wales, colloquial) like
    Synonym: fel

AdverbEdit

fatha

  1. (North Wales, colloquial) kind of