بكى

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See also: بكيand بكی

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ب ك ي(b-k-y). Cognate with Hebrew בָּכָה(bakhá) and Ge'ez በከየ (bäkäyä).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Noun: IPA(key): /bu.kan/
  • Verb: IPA(key): /ba.kaː/
    • (file)

Verb[edit]

بَكَى (bakā) I, non-past يَبْكِي‎‎ (yabkī)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to cry, to weep (over)
  2. (figuratively) to rain
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 44:29:
      فَمَا بَكَتْ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّمَاءُ وَالْأَرْضُ وَمَا كَانُوا مُنْظَرِينَ
      famā bakat ʿalayhimu s-samāʾu wālʾarḍu wamā kānū munẓarīna
      And neither heaven nor earth shed a tear over them: nor were they given a respite

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Gulf Arabic: بچى(biča)
  • Hijazi Arabic: بكي(biki)
  • Maltese: beka

Noun[edit]

بُكًى (bukanm

  1. verbal noun of بَكَى (bakā) (form I)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Freytag, Georg (1830), “بكى”, in Lexicon arabico-latinum praesertim ex Djeuharii Firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum operibus adhibitis Golii quoque et aliorum libris confectum (in Latin), volume 1, Halle: C. A. Schwetschke, pages 146
  • Steingass, Francis Joseph (1884), “بكى”, in The Student's Arabic–English Dictionary[1], London: W.H. Allen, page 137
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “بكى”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN, page 86

Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Root
ب ك ي
2 terms

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic بَكَى(bakā).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

بكى (bka) (form I, non-past يبكي(yibki))

  1. (intransitive) to cry, to weep (over)

Conjugation[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Derived terms[edit]


South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Root
ب ك ي

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic بَكَى(bakā).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ba.ka/, [ˈba.ka]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

بكى (baka) (form I, present ببكي(bibki))

  1. to cry
    ما بدّي اشوفك عمّ تبكي.‎‎
    mā biddī ašūfak ʕamm tibkī
    I don't want to see you crying.
    Synonym: عيّط(ʕayyaṭ)

Conjugation[edit]

    Conjugation of بكى (baka)
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
past m بكيت (bakēt) بكيت (bakēt) بكى (baka) بكينا (bakēna) بكيتو (bakētu) بكو (baku)
f بكيتي (bakēti) بكت (bakat)
present m ببكي (babki) بتبكي (btibki) بيبكي (bibki) منبكي (mnibki) بتبكو (btibku) ببكو (bibku)
f بتبكي (btibki) بتبكي (btibki)
subjunctive m ابكي (abki) تبكي (tibki) يبكي (yibki) نبكي (nibki) تبكو (tibku) يبكو (yibku)
f تبكي (tibki) تبكي (tibki)
imperative m ابكي (ibki) ابكو (ibku)
f ابكي (ibki)