خروف

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root خ ر ف (ḵ-r-f) meaning "to gather produce", "to become ripe or attaining fullness", autumn or harvest, a lamb or colt that has lived long enough to pasture on the produce of this season.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

خَرُوف (ḵarūfm (plural خِرْفَان (ḵirfān))

  1. lamb (mammal)
  2. a colt of 6-7 months of age (mammal)
  3. (figuratively) young ignorant person, naive, being born yesterday

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

Lane, Edward William (1863), “خروف”, in Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate, pages 725-727