ليس

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

لَيْسَ (laysa) I

  1. it is not
Usage notes[edit]

This is a defective verb that has only the perfect indicative forms. It governs a noun in the accusative, or takes بِ + the genitive.

لَسْتُ عَالِمًا (lástu ʕāliman) — I am not learned (accusative)
لَسْتُ بعَالِمٍ (lástu bi-ʕālimin) — I am not learned (genitive)
Conjugation[edit]
singular dual plural
1st person لَسْتُ لَسْنَا
2nd person m لَسْتَ لَسْتُمَا لَسْتُمْ
2nd person f لَسْتِ لَسْتُمَا لَسْتُنَّ
3rd person m لَيْسَ لَيْسَا لَيْسُوا
3rd person f لَيْسَتْ لَيْسَتَا لَسْنَ

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

لَيِسَ (layisa) I, non-past يَلْيَسُ‎ (yalyasu)

  1. to be valiant, to be brave, to be courageous
Conjugation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

لِيس (līs)

  1. plural form of اليس
Related terms[edit]