حمار

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Arabic[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *ḥimār- (donkey). Cognate with Akkadian 𒀲 (ANŠE) / 𒀲𒀴 (DÙR, imēru, donkey), Ugaritic 𐎈𐎎𐎗 (ḥmr), Aramaic ܚܡܪܐ(ḥmārā).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

حِمَار (ḥimārm (plural حَمِير(ḥamīr) or حُمُر(ḥumur) or أَحْمِرَة(ʾaḥmira), feminine أَتَان(ʾatān) or حِمَارَة(ḥimāra))

  1. donkey, ass
    • Qur'an
      مَثَلُ الَّذِينَ حُمِّلُوا التَّوْرَاةَ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَحْمِلُوهَا كَمَثَلِ الْحِمَارِ يَحْمِلُ أَسْفَارًا
      maṯalu allaḏīna ḥummilū t-tawrāta ṯumma lam yaḥmilūhā kamaṯali l-ḥimāri yaḥmilu ʾasfāran
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Egyptian Arabic: حمار(ḥumār, ḥmār)
  • Gulf Arabic: حمار(ḥmār)
  • Maltese: ħmar
  • Moroccan Arabic: حمار(ḥmār)
  • North Levantine Arabic: حمار(ḥmār)
  • Malay: himar

Etymology 2[edit]

Occupational noun from the root of حِمَار(ḥimār, donkey).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

حَمَّار (ḥammārm (plural حَمَّارُون(ḥammārūn) or حَمَّارة(ḥammāra), feminine حَمَّارَة(ḥammāra))

  1. donkey driver
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979) , “حمر”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Malay[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic حِمَار(ḥimār), from Proto-Semitic *ḥimār-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

حمار (Rumi spelling himar‎)

  1. donkey (a domestic animal)

Synonyms[edit]


Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic حِمَار(ḥimār).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ħmaːr/
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Noun[edit]

حمار (ḥmārm (plural حمير(ḥmīr), feminine حمارة(ḥmāra))

  1. donkey, ass
  2. (vulgar) idiot, dumbass

North Levantine Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic حِمَار(ḥimār).

Noun[edit]

حمار (ḥmārm (plural حَمِير(ḥamīr), feminine حمَارَة(ḥmāra))

  1. donkey
  2. (vulgar) idiot, dumbass, jackass

Adjective[edit]

حمار (ḥmār) (feminine حمَارَة(ḥmāra), masculine plural حَمِير(ḥamīr), elative أَحمَر(ʾaḥmar))

  1. (of a person) foolish, stupid, idiotic