رأس

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ر ء س (r-ʾ-s), from Proto-Semitic *raʾš- (head). Cognate with Hebrew רֹאשׁ (rósh) and Aramaic רֵישָׁא (rēšā).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

رَأَسَ (raʾasa) I, non-past يَرْأَسُ‎ (yarʾasu)

  1. to be at the head, to be chairman, to chair, to be in charge, to preside
  2. to head, to lead, to direct, to manage, to run

Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

رَأْس (raʾsm (plural رُؤُوس (ruʾūs) or أَرْؤُس (ʾarʾus))

  1. head
  2. head (enumerator for cattle)
  3. leader, chief, chieftain
  4. tip, top, summit, peak, upper part
  5. vertex, apex
  6. extremity, end
  7. promontory, headland, cape
  8. main part
  9. beginning

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