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]

رأس (ráʾasa) (perfect, imperfect يرأس, Verb form I)

  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

Noun[edit]

رَأْس (raʾsm, plurals رُؤُوس (ruʾūs)‎ or أرؤس (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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