خطاف

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Etymology 1[edit]

From the root خ ط ف(ḵ-ṭ-f), in spite of the unusual vocalism.

Noun[edit]

خُطَّاف (ḵuṭṭāfm (plural خَطَاطِيف(ḵaṭāṭīf))

  1. hook, gaff
  2. swift (a bird of the Apodidae family)
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Etymology 2[edit]

Characteristic adjective from the root خ ط ف(ḵ-ṭ-f).

Adjective[edit]

خَطَّاف (ḵaṭṭāf) (feminine خَطَّافَة(ḵaṭṭāfa), masculine plural خَطَّافُونَ(ḵaṭṭāfūna), feminine plural خَطَّافَات(ḵaṭṭāfāt))

  1. voracious, rapacious, predatory
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Noun[edit]

خَطَّاف (ḵaṭṭāfm (plural خَطَّافُون(ḵaṭṭāfūn))

  1. predator, abductor
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