حيوان

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ح ي و(ḥ-y-w), stemming from Proto-West Semitic *ḥayaw- (to live). Parallelly found in Hebrew חיה(ḥayyā), Classical Syriac ܚܝܘܬܐ(ḥaywəṯā) and Ugaritic 𐎈𐎆𐎉 (ḥwṭ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ħa.ja.waːn/
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  • 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 CE, 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]

Noun[edit]

حيوان (plural حيوان-حيوان or حيوان۲‎, informal 1st possessive حيوانکو‎, 2nd possessive حيوانمو‎, 3rd possessive حيوانڽ‎)

  1. Jawi spelling of haiwan

South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Root
ح ي و

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic حَيَوان(ḥayawān).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ħaj.waːn/, [ħajˈwæːn]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

حيوان (ḥaywānm (plural حيوانات(ḥaywānāt))

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