أفعى

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ʔapʕaw- (viper, a kind of serpent).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʔaf.ʕan/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

أَفْعًى (ʾafʿanf (construct state أَفْعَى (ʾafʿā), dual أَفْعَيَانِ(ʾafʿayāni), plural أَفَاعٍ(ʾafāʿin), plural construct state أَفَاعِي(ʾafāʿī), masculine أُفْعُوَان(ʾufʿuwān))

  1. viper, serpent

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Maltese: lifgħa
  • Moroccan Arabic: فعى(fʕa), لفعة(lafʕa)

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