القاعدة

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the primitive root قعد (qáʕada), “to sit down,” “to lie in wait,” “to waylay.”

Noun[edit]

القاعدة (al-qāʕida) f, قواعد (qawāʕid) pl

  1. al-Qaeda (al-Qaida) (a worldwide network of militant Islamic organizations and individuals).
  2. the foundation, the base