أخ

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ء خ و (ʾ-ḵ-w) (ʾākhawa), to fraternize, from Proto-Semitic *ʾaḫ-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

أخ (ʾaxm, dual إخوان (ixwān)‎, plural إخوة (ʾíxwa)‎

  1. brother

Usage notes[edit]

أخ refers to a brother with whom one shares at least one parent; full brothers and half brothers could both be referred to by this word. شقيق refers to full brothers exclusively.

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