حرص

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ح ر ص (ḥ-r-ṣ).

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

حِرْص (ḥirṣm

  1. greed, craving, eagerness
  2. fruit stone, pulp round the stone
Declension[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

حَرَصَ (ḥaraṣa) I, non-past يَحْرُصُ‎ (yaḥruṣu)

  1. (transitive) to guard, to watch, to control
    حَرَصَ جُحَا عَلَى تَجَنُّبِ غَضَبِ زَوْجَتِهِ وَمَرَّةً...‎
    ḥaraṣa juḥā ʿalā tajannubi ḡaḍabi zawjatihi wamarratan...
    Joha was keen to avoid his wife's anger and once ...
Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “حرص”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN
  • Steingass, Francis Joseph (1884), “حرص”, in The Student's Arabic–English Dictionary, London: W.H. Allen

Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic حِرْص (ḥirṣ).

Noun[edit]

حرص (hırs)

  1. passion
  2. desire
  3. anger
  4. forwardness

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic حِرْص (ḥirṣ).

Noun[edit]

حرص (hers)

  1. greed