أخو

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South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَخ(ʾaḵ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʔa.xu/, [ˈʔa.xu]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

أخو (ʔaḵum (plural إخوة(ʔiḵwe) or إخوان(ʔiḵwān), feminine أخت(ʔuḵt))

  1. brother

Usage notes[edit]

  • The plural إخوة(ʔiḵwe) is used for actual brothers, while إخوان(ʔiḵwān) is used for brothers in a wider sense (friends, fellow believers etc.).