Wiktionary:Requested entries (Arabic)
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- إليصابات: the name Elizabeth? not sure (Are you trying to find out the Arabic for Elizabeth, which is إليزابيث, or are you asking what إليصابات means? إليصابات is a much older version referring to the Biblical Elizabeth.)
- كيف kayf, keyf "pleasure"
- مازة māza: appetizer spread, hors d'oeuvres table
- ؟؟؟ artiya-il (???) in arab please (http://nurmuhammad.com/Meditation/Angelic/AngelsDhikrShort.htm)
- إسماعيل Isma’il (??? ??? First Sky) in Orbitian / Arab please
- ??? arina’il (??? zaytun third sky) in Orbitian / Arab please
- ??? Salsa’ïl (??? Zahir fourthed sky) in Orbitian / Arab please
- ??? kalqa'ïl (??? safiya fifth sky) in Orbitian / Arab please
- ??? samkha’il (??? khalisa sixth sky)) in Orbitian / Arab please
- ??? Afra’il (??? ghariba seventh sky)) in Orbitian / Arab please
- albatat - possible meaning is likelihood (you’re probably thinking of البتة, with several meanings including completely, at all.)
- ??? harqua'ill (angel of throne כס / imperial princess pussy كس) (http://www.muhammadanreality.com/ascentionmiraj.htm#Buraq is Dispatched to His Noble Mount)
- zanaat - skill, proficiency ?
- Egyptian Ogdoad حوح, آمون, كوك
- 'awārīya "damaged goods", needed for the etymology of average, avaria, авария (avarija) etc. (I believe this is عوار (ʕawār, “fault, blemish, defect, flaw”) < عور (ʕáwira, “to lose an eye”). —Stephen 22:42, 22 May 2009 (UTC))
- shadhiliyya, shadhiliyye — hippietrail 09:09, 8 July 2009 (UTC) (شاذلية is feminine adjective from the surname w:Shadhili. —Stephen 01:55, 10 July 2009 (UTC))
- marqaha — hippietrail 09:11, 8 July 2009 (UTC) (مرقحة, coffee euphoria. —Stephen 01:55, 10 July 2009 (UTC)}})
- āfät, äft - "misfortune, bad omen" — آفة (’āfa(t)), plural آفات (’āfāt) = harm, hurt, damage, ruin, evil, bane. —Stephen 23:32, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
- miqräm "tissue, kerchief" or something like that — مقرم (míqram), plural مقارم (maqārim) = bedspread, bedcover. —Stephen 23:10, 21 July 2009 (UTC)
- quşur - "change, remainder" or something like that — كسور (kusūr) (fraction, fragment, fracture, crack), plural of كسر < root ك س ر.
- ريحان — The entry for Rihanna indicates a derivation from Arabic meaning sweet basil.
- الترك (al-turk, “the Turks”). Any information as to whether they got it from the Turks themselves or from the Persians would also be appreciated.
- كبش (kabš, “young ram”)
- تسليمة (taslima) < سلم (sálima) — "Teslime" or "Taslima" — a female given name
- noflan - perhaps two (wooden) shoes or some sort of shoes (supposed to be dual). Bulgarian налъм and Serbo-Croatian налуна descend therefrom
- جاهلية (jahilíyya, “ignorance”) — whence the English jahiliyyah
- laroush (is this an Arabic word?)
- zanqa (alleyway in Libyan Arabic; a source for the song title Zenga Zenga) --Lo Ximiendo 06:53, 2 October 2011 (UTC)
- ﷽ (بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم all on one symbol)
- ﻻ (lā) -> لا
- أجَل (’ájal)
- 3 (missing sense): used in phonetic transcriptions of Arabic to represent a certain letter or sound (ayin or ع).
- سَلَاطِين (salāṭīn), the plural form of سُلْطَان (sulṭān, “sultan”)
- أجل (ajila) vi., to hesitate; (ajal) interj., certainly —Strabismus (talk) 06:24, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- ألاهة (Muses in Babylon Dictionary) (I think it’s a misspelling of إلاهة)
- عباد (Obedient)
- أورانيوم (this must be a misspelling of يورانيوم, or of Persian اورانیوم)
- يورانيم (this must be a misspelling of يورانيوم)
- أروقة (arwiqa) npl., tents —Strabismus (talk) 06:24, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- ائيل (ā‘īl), suffix found in the names of angels ... I don’t think this merits an entry. —Stephen 02:53, 22 November 2008 (UTC) ☛ I would like to say Muslims I know disagree with this opinion, and because most Muslims don't understand Coranic Arabic or even Arabic, it would be useful to create an entry for this ائيل, which is also a name --Air Miss 02:37, 27 July 2011 (UTC) ☛ The root of names of those angels is not Arabic AFAIK, and generally there is no suffix in Arabic for creating nouns etc. --Z 13:51, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
- أرعد (ur‘ida) vp., to shiver —Strabismus (talk) 06:24, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- آنسة (aanisa) nf., lass, young woman --Strabismus (talk) 06:24, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- أتون - (attuun) m cooking stove, oven Anatoli 04:38, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
- ألمانية - I believe it's the German language ☛ No, ألمانية is “Germany”, in general, and “the “German language”” is اللغة الألمانية --Air Miss 02:37, 27 July 2011 (UTC)
- لازورد (lāzuward)
- الزليج (az-zulayj)
- أذان (adhan) nm., call to prayer --Strabismus (talk) 06:24, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- أسعد (as‘ad) adj., happier --Strabismus (talk) 06:24, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- امساكية (emsākiyya) - I know what مَسَكَ (to grab, to hold), أمْسَكَ (to hold someone, to prevent) and إمْساك (continence, abstinence, restraint) mean, but I have no precise idea for this word — (context: ''امســــاكية شهــــر رمضــــان المــــارك 1432 ﻫ ‒ 2011 ﻡ'') (imsaakiiya is the calendar of fasting during Ramadan: ورقة تبين مواعيد الصوم والإفطار في شهر رمضان —Stephen (Talk) 07:35, 27 July 2011 (UTC))
- أزمة (crisis)
- أخيرا adv. (finally)
- أمن n. (security)
- استوديو n. (studio)
- إصلاح n. (reform)
- بجوار (bajawar): I think it means "by the means of", but what is the difference between بجوار and بقلم? (ANSWER: بجوار, bi-jiwaar = in the neighborhood of, in the vecinity of, near, close to, beside. —Stephen (Talk) 00:59, 5 April 2011 (UTC))
- بلاء (balaa’) - misfortune, calamity (from بلا, balaa, to test, to try)
- برنس (burnus)
- بقا - Egyptian only?
- بقلم (biqawar): I think it means "by the means of", but what is the difference between بجوار and بقلم? (ANSWER: بقلم, bi-qalam = by, written by. —Stephen (Talk) 00:59, 5 April 2011 (UTC))
- بندق (búnduq): hazelnuts?
- برنوس (burnūs) burnoose?
- بَرَاري - wildernesses
- بَرّية - wilderness
- جد noun means "Grandfather" (singular) or verb "worked hard" (singular)
- جبالة - people and region of northwestern Morocco
- جلدة (jilda)
- خليج (pronounced "khalij") "Gulf".
- جنوب السودان South Sudan/(Republic of) South Sudan.
- جُبْن (jubn) -- source of the Maltese word for "cheese"
- حضور (ḥuḍūr)
- حطم (HaTama) vt., to break --Strabismus (talk) 06:33, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- حنش (Hanash) nm., snake --Strabismus (talk) 06:33, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- حدود n. Pronounced "hudud" meaning "border".
- حجم n. Pronounced "hajama" meaning "size".
- حاليا adv. Pronounced "haaliya" meaning "currently".
- حليف n. Pronounced "halif" meaning "ally".
- درج (daraja) vi., to go, move --Strabismus (talk) 06:39, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- دهر (dahr) nm., passage of time --Strabismus (talk) 06:39, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- دوران - revolution (as in turning)?
- دخس (duxas) nm., dolphin --Strabismus (talk) 06:39, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- ريفي (riifii) adj., rustic --Strabismus (talk) 06:51, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- رن (ring, sound, buzz...)
- رفيع (rafii‘) adj., lofty --Strabismus (talk) 06:51, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- رائع (raa'i‘) adj., clear as daylight --Strabismus (talk) 06:51, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- رونق (rawnaq) nm., luster --Strabismus (talk) 06:51, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- رسم إملائي rasm 'imlaa'iy (dictational orthography) - "modern Arabic orthography"
- رسم عثماني rasm 3uthmaaniy (after Caliph `uthmaan bin `affaan) - "traditional Qur'anic orthography" --Anatoli 13:08, 14 September 2009 (UTC)
- ريف - (riif) nm., countryside --Strabismus (talk) 06:51, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- رومي (ruumii) - Needs Arabic - adj., pert. to the Romaeans --Strabismus (talk) 06:51, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- زبانِية (zabaaniya) npl., myrmidons --Strabismus (talk) 06:57, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- زفاف - wedding (ceremony)
- زبن (zubun) nm., clients --Strabismus (talk) 06:57, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- زبالين - Zabbaleen, caste of "garbage people" in Cairo
- زغزغ (zaghzagha) to tickle (Source: ISBN 0-8184-0430-2)
- سامي (saamii) adj., Semitic --Strabismus (talk) 07:02, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- سمي (samii) adj., elevated --Strabismus (talk) 07:02, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- سماوي (samaawii) adj., celestial --Strabismus (talk) 07:02, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- سيئة "bad" (feminine)
- ست (Seth, Egyptian god of malevolence) / (satt) nf., lady --Strabismus (talk) 07:02, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- سوى (sawiya) vt., to equal --Strabismus (talk) 07:02, 7 October 2012 (UTC)
- سلوى (salwâ): a female name and meanings about softness, agreeable scents and other things
- سهم -- (sahm?) Arabic needed; arrow? --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 08:07, 26 February 2012 (UTC)
- شبن = ؟
- shabani ،شبني +
- شيطانة (Hag, link with the existing error word شيطانه of & شیطانه) (never heard of this word. User:Hakeem.gadi will have to decide if it exists.) I find this word in Babylon dictionary & Lingvosoft Dictionary (Arab dictionary)
- شمل shamala/shamila - to include; shaml - inclusion, connection, fusion, etc. Source:  Anatoli 23:59, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
- شبه - semi- ?
- شفشوفة — ‘shufshuufa’, this is how everyone in (rebel areas of) Libya refers to Gaddafi, it's on all the graffiti etc.....I think it means "the curly-haired one" but would be good to get more info on this. May be specifically Libyan Arabic? (—Widsith, un-logged in) (I don’t know much about Libyan Arabic, but in Standard Arabic, شفشف (shafshafa) means to dry, dry out, parch, drain. In Libya, شفشوفة seems to mean "old frizzy-haired". —Stephen (Talk) 04:13, 6 September 2011 (UTC))
- شفار, شفارين (shaffareen) - possibly Moroccon dialect
- صقليب (Sclave Σκλάβος, latin sclavus of byzantine ellenic greek general) (never heard of this word. Hakeem.gadi will have to decide if it exists.) (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esclavon)
- صليبية (Saliibiiya) nf., crusade
- صخر — i don't know what it means and if the 'academic' pronunciation is 'sah-khir' or 'sah-khër' (i haven't heard well...). I saw that a man bears this first name on the front of his shop, and google talks about software, computers, games and so on. And it's also the name of an online dictionary. --220.127.116.11 09:50, 22 April 2011 (UTC) (ANSWER: pronounced Sakhr, it means rocks, stones, boulders, or rock formations)
- طيبي (ṭayyibiy)
- طارق (ṭāriq) nm., banging (creating a noise)
- طبع (ṭabaʿa) to print (ISBN 0-8184-0430-2)
- عباد (‘ibaad) npl., human beings
- عالمية (‘aalmiiya) nf., knowledge (esp. of the bookish sort)
- عجماء (‘ajmaa') nm., mute beast
- عرس - wedding (ceremony)
- عرية (‘urya) nf., nudity
- عري (‘urii) nm., nudity
- عمرة (ʕúmra) - 'umra , lesser Hajj
- عمري - ʕumriy (I am ... years old)
- عَظَاءَة (ʿaẓāʾa)
- غفر (ghafara) vt., to forgive; [separate root] vt., to guard
- غفار (ghaffar) adj., merciful
- غفور (ghafuur) adj., merciful
- غلاية قهوة -- A native Arabic speaker told me this is the word for "ibrik" or "jezve" as used for making Turkish coffee
- فران (farraan) nm., baker
- فرديس (this looks like a misspelling of فراديس, which is the plural of الفردوس, Paradise) - Arabicized Persian پردیس.
- ڡأرعديس (ΠΑΡΆΔΕΙΣΟΣ Original writing of Paradise in the begin of real Islam before the Othman version of Koran أرعد, Ἠλύσιον πέδιον, ἐνηλύσιον مبارك Benedicted by برق : Lightning) (YOU'LL HAVE TO GIVE PROOF OF THIS. ڡ IS NOT EVEN AN ARABIC LETTER.)
- فإرعديس (ΠΑΡΆΔΕΙΣΟΣ) (THIS LOOKS LIKE IT'S FROM THE SAME SOURCE AS THE ABOVE. NEED EVIDENCE OR DELETE.)
- فسيلة (fasiila) nf., palm shoot
- فَصَمَ — [ R·I·C ] opiaterein — 12:53, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
- فونغراف - phonograph
- قصر (qaṣura) vr., to be(come) short(er)
- قيدوم (qayduum) nm., prow
- كنف (kanafa) to enclose
- قحطان (Qahtan or Qaḥṭān or Kahtan)
- قربان (qurbān)
- كراب (possibly could be dialect for خراب, ruin...could be the English name Crabbe, or from English proper noun Crab as in Crab Nebula...otherwise, no idea)
- كريم (kariim) adj., noble
- كبيس (colloquial for "pickle"?) / (kabiis) nm., anything pickled --Strabismus (talk) 01:12, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
- كوردستان Kurdistan
- لحن (laHn) nm., melody
- لذيذة - feminine (or plural inanimate) form of لذيذ (laḏīḏ) - "delicious". --Anatoli (обсудить) 04:21, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
- مدجول - a type of date
- or is ﻣﺠﻬﻮل more correct?
- مدق, beetle; pestle; in Egypt, trail. from دق (dáqqa), to be fine, tiny, to grind, pulverize. —Stephen 03:55, 3 December 2009 (UTC))
- مراقي (marāqi (?)) - hypochondriac, please check and add the romanisation to Appendix:List of Balkanisms
- مريد (mariid) adj., rebellious
- مركبة - markaba, chariot
- مكتب (maktab) nm., school; office
- مستعلي (Musta‘lī)
- مسند (musnad) nm., support (for the back or seat)
- مسيح (masiiH) nm., Messiah; adj., anointed
- مشتري muštari, مشتر muštarin (purchaser), مشترى muštaran (purchase), and please check the romanisation muštari at Appendix:List of Balkanisms
- معارج (mi‘aarij) nm., place of ascent
- معراج (mi‘raaj) nm., ladder
- منتدية I have absolutely no idea of the meaning and pronunciation of this word — I found it on this website: منتديات العيادة السورية الطبية (totally safe according to WOT): That's the (much) less common way of saying muntada, "forum" (and is also "wrong" grammatically). It is pronounced muntadaya, and originated from the plural muntadayat.
- مينا (miinaa) nmf., harbor
- مراقب Plural مراقبون "Observers" Used in the context of the _observers_ in Syria.
- مسلحة Adjective pronounced "musalaha" meaning "armed" as in "bearing weapons".
- مكسيكي (maksikiy) (male adjective "Mexican"), مكسيكية (feminine adjective "Mexican").
- مورد n. ("Resource"/"Resources").
- مفاوضة n. مفاوضات ("Negotiation"/"Negotiations")
- مقاومة (pronounced "muqawama") n. "resistance"
- مباشرة (pronounced "mubashara") adv. "directly".
- مشارك n. "participant"
- مطالبة n. "claim"
- مكافة (Arabic, mukáfa, feminine past participle, not sure which root verb. Possibly bordered, desisted, refrained, but other possibilities.)
- موزارابيك (Mozarabic)
- نضال (nidal) Added incorrectly as nidal, meaning struggle.
- نجد (najada) vt., to help
- نسيم (nasîm): breeze, and
- نسيم البحر (nasîm al-bahr): sea breeze
- ناري (nāriyy): fiery?
- نشرة (nashra): bulletin, brochure
- نبت (nabata) to grow, sprout (from The Arabic Alphabet by Nicholas Awde and Putros Samano, ISBN 0-8184-0430-2)
- نهض (nahaḍa) to rise (ISBN 0-8184-0430-2)
- نبذ (nabadha) to banish (ISBN 0-8184-0430-2)
- نتش (natasha) to unplug (ISBN 0-8184-0430-2)
- هابيل (haabiil) nmpr., Abel
- هرواك Adjective or Noun, Libyan Arabic
- هراويك (plural)
- هرية ?
- هورية ?
- هيلين (helēn)
- تهلين (tahlīn, Hellenization with ethymology with Greek root)
- هلينية (with link to الهلينية)
- هيلينيا (helēnīya)
- هلن (helēn)
- هولندا (The Netherlands - مملكة هولندا, Holland)
- هولندي (Dutch, Hollandese)
- هلع (Helo)
- هكذا Pronounced "hakadha". Meaning "thus", "so"...
- هرمز Hormuz (e.g., Strait of Hormuz)
- يراطنون, "they try to speak gibberish" from راطن (rāṭana), conative of رطن (ráṭana), to speak gibberish. —Stephen 05:57, 9 October 2007 (UTC)