حياة

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See also: حیات

Arabic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ح ي و(ḥ-y-w), related to Hebrew חַיִּים(ḥayím, life).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ħa.jaːh/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

حَيَاة (ḥayāhf (dual حَيَاتَانِ(ḥayātāni), plural حَيَوَات(ḥayawāt))

  1. verbal noun of حَيِيَ(ḥayiya) (form I)
  2. life, lifestyle, lifetime
    هٰذَا كِتَابٌ جَدِيدٌ عَنْ حَيَاةِ النِّسَاءِ الْعَرَبِيَّاتِ.‎‎
    hāḏā kitābun jadīdun ʿan ḥayāti n-nisāʾi l-ʿarabiyyāti.
    This is a new book about the life of Arab women.
  3. lifeblood
  4. liveliness, animation

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Maltese: ħajja
  • Moroccan Arabic: حياة(ḥayāt, ḥyāt)
  • Azerbaijani: həyat
  • Crimean Tatar: ayat
  • Hindi: हयात (hayāt)
  • Pashto: حيات(hayãt)
  • Persian: حیات(hayât)
  • Tajik: ҳаёт (hayot)
  • Turkish: hayat
  • Turkmen: hayat
  • Urdu: حیات(hayāt)
  • Uyghur: ھايات(hayat)
  • Uzbek: hayot

References[edit]

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

South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Root
ح ي و

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic حَيَاة(ḥayāh).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ħa.jaː/, [ħaˈjæː]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

حياة (ḥayāf

  1. life, lifetime

See also[edit]

  • عيشة(ʕīše, way of life, lifestyle)
  • عمر(ʕumr, lifetime; age)