شفرة

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From شفر (šafr), the edge of the eyelid from which the eyelashes grow.

Noun[edit]

شَفْرَة (šáfraf, plurals شفرات (šafarāt)‎ or شِفَار (šifār)‎

  1. large knife
  2. blade (of a sword or knife)
  3. razor blade
  4. brink, edge, verge

Etymology 2[edit]

From شفر (šifr, "cipher"), from French chiffre, from Arabic صفر (ṣifr, "zero"), from صفر (ṣáfira, "to be empty").

Noun[edit]

شِفْرَة (šífraf

  1. cipher, code