أربعة

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Arabic[edit]

Arabic numbers (edit)
40
 ←  3 ٤
4
5  → 
    Cardinal: أَرْبَعَة (ʾarbaʿa)
    Ordinal: رَابِع(rābiʿ)
    Multiplier: رُبَاعِيّ(rubāʿiyy), مُرَبَّع(murabbaʿ)
    Distributive: رُبَاعَ(rubāʿa)
    Fractional: رُبُع(rubuʿ), رُبْع(rubʿ)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ʾarbaʿ-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

أَرْبَعَة (ʾarbaʿam (feminine أَرْبَع(ʾarbaʿ))

  1. four
Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Excepting "one" and "two", all the cardinal numbers may precede or succeed the modified noun or substantive. Prepositive use is more usual, however.
  • The cardinal numbers "three" to "nine" exhibit polarity: they differ in gender from the modified noun or substantive. Polarity is also possible even when the number is postposed.

Descendants[edit]

  • Egyptian Arabic: أربعة(ʾaṛbaʿa)
  • Maltese: erbgħa
  • Moroccan Arabic: ربعة(rabʕa), أربعة(ʔarbʕa)

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

أَرْبِعَة (ʾarbiʿam pl

  1. plural of رَبِيع(rabīʿ)

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَرْبَعَة(ʾarbaʿa).

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

أربعة (ʾaṛbaʿa?

  1. four

Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Moroccan Arabic numbers (edit)
40
 ←  3 4 5  → 
    Cardinal: ربعة‎, أربعة
    Ordinal: رابع
    Fractional: ربع

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَرْبَعَة(ʾarbaʿa).

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

أربعة (ʔarbʕam

  1. Alternative form of ربعة(rabʕa): four

South Levantine Arabic[edit]

South Levantine Arabic numbers (edit)
40
 ←  3 ٤
4
5  → 
    Cardinal: أربعة
    Ordinal: رابع
    Fractional: ربع

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أَرْبَعَة(ʾarbaʿa).

Numeral[edit]

أربعة (ʔaṛbaʕa?

  1. four