حيوان

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ح ي و(ḥ-y-w).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ħa.ja.waːn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːn

Noun[edit]

حَيَوَان (ḥayawānm (plural حَيَوَانَات(ḥayawānāt))

  1. animal, beast
  2. (collectively) animals, living creatures
  3. (archaic) verbal noun of حَيَّ(ḥayya): life; (especially) long, eternal life
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 29:64:
      وَمَا هَٰذِهِ ٱلْحَيَاةُ ٱلدُّنْيَا إِلَّا لَهْوٌ وَلَعِبٌ وَإِنَّ ٱلدَّارَ ٱلْآخِرَةَ لَهِيَ ٱلْحَيَوَانُ لَوْ كَانُوا يَعْلَمُونَ
      wamā hāḏihi l-ḥayātu d-dunyā ʾillā lahwun walaʿibun waʾinna d-dāra l-ʾāḵirata lahiya l-ḥayawānu law kānū yaʿlamūna
      And this worldly life is not but diversion and amusement. And indeed, the home of the Hereafter – that is the [eternal] life, if only they knew.

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Malay[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Persian حیوان(heyvan), from Arabic حَيَوَان(ḥayawān).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

حيوان (Rumi spelling haiwan, informal 1st possessive حيوانکو‎, impolite 2nd possessive حيوانمو‎)

  1. animal (organism)
  2. animal (organism other than man)
  3. animal (person who behaves like an animal)

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Adjective[edit]

حيوان (Rumi spelling haiwan)

  1. animal (of animals)

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South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Root
ح ي و

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic حَيَوان(ḥayawān).

Noun[edit]

حيوان (ḥaywānm (plural حيوانات(ḥaywānāt))

  1. animal, creature
  2. animal (derogatory term for a human being)