حية

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See also: جية

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ح و ي(ḥ-w-y), meaning "to wrap around", "to wiggle or twist", "to writhe", "to coil", "to circle around a location", "to draw or gather together"; related to the root ح ي و(ḥ-y-w), meaning "a living space or enclosure", "a surrounding or vicinity", "a collection of tents circling around a campsite". Cognate with Aramaic חויא(ḥiwyā), Classical Syriac ܚܘܝܐ(ḥewyā).

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ħaj.ja/

Noun[edit]

حَيَّة (ḥayyaf (plural حَيَّات(ḥayyāt))

  1. snake, serpent
  2. worm, wyrm

Declension[edit]

Adjective[edit]

حَيَّة (ḥayyaf

  1. feminine singular of حَيّ(ḥayy)