قرطاس

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Etymology[edit]

From Classical Syriac ܩܪܛܝܣܐ (qarṭīsā), from Ancient Greek χάρτης (khártēs).

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  • IPA(key): /qiɾˈtˁɑːs/, /quɾˈtˁɑːs/

Noun[edit]

قِرْطَاس or قُرْطَاس (qirṭās or qurṭāsm (plural قَرَاطِيس (qarāṭīs))

  1. paper, page
    • Qur'an 6:7 (Sahih International):
      وَلَوْ نَزَّلْنَا عَلَيْكَ كِتَابًا فِي قِرْطَاسٍ فَلَمَسُوهُ بِأَيْدِيهِمْ لَقَالَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا إِنْ هَذَا إِلَّا سِحْرٌ مُبِينٌ
      wa-law nazzalnā ʿalayka kitāban fī qirṭāsin fa-lamasūhu bi-ʾaydīhim la-qāla ʾallaḏīna kafarū ʾin hāḏā ʾillā siḥrun mubīnun
      And even if we had sent down to you, a written scripture on a page and they touched it with their hands, the disbelievers would say, "This is not but obvious magic."
  2. book, scroll, parchment
  3. papyrus

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References[edit]

  • Lane, Edward William (1863). An Arabic - English Lexicon derived from the best and the most copious eastern sources London: Williams and Northgate.