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))

  1. donkey, ass
  2. (colloquial) fool, idiot
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

حَمَّار (ḥammārm (plural حَمَّارة (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)

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