أمير

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See also: امیر, آمیز, and أميز

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ء م ر (ʾ-m-r), meaning to command, to order, to state or tell, to enjoin or bid, to mandate or exhort, to demand, to delegate responsibility.[1][2]

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Noun[edit]

أَمِير (ʾamīrm (plural أُمَرَاء (ʾumarāʾ), feminine أَمِيرَة (ʾamīra))

  1. prince
  2. commander
  3. leader
  4. governor

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “أمر” in Edward William Lane (1863), Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate, pages 95-99, meaning to command, to order, to state or tell, to counsel or advise, to enjoin or bid, to mandate or exhort, to demand, to delegate responsibility; originates in hunting, the leader of the hunting party who would give orders and commands, guide people into position.
  2. ^ Wehr, Hans (1979), “ءمر”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4