خير

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See also: جير‎, چیز‎, خیز‎, خیر‎, جيز, and خ ي ر

Algerian Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic خَيْر(ḵayr).

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خير (ḵīrm

  1. goodness, good

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root خ ي ر(ḵ-y-r).

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Noun[edit]

خَيْر (ḵayrm (plural خِيَار(ḵiyār) or خُيُور(ḵuyūr) or أَخْيَار(ʾaḵyār))

  1. goodness, good
    بِخَيْرٍ‎ ― biḵayrinwell
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 17:11:
      وَيَدْعُ ٱلْإِنْسَانُ بِٱلشَّرِّ دُعَاءَهُ بِٱلْخَيْرِ
      wayadʿu l-ʾinsānu bi-š-šarri duʿāʾahū bi-l-ḵayri
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 99:7-8:
      فَمَنْ يَعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ خَيْرًا يَرَهُ / وَمَنْ يَعْمَلْ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ شَرًّا يَرَهُ
      fa-man yaʿmal miṯqāla ḏarratin ḵayran yarahu / wa-man yaʿmal miṯqāla ḏarratin šarran yarahu
      So whoever does an atom's weight of good will see it, / And whoever does an atom's weight of evil will see it.
  2. charity; welfare
  3. (archaic) wealth; money
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 100:8:
      وَإِنَّهُ لِحُبِّ ٱلْخَيْرِ لَشَدِيدٌ
      waʾinnahu liḥubbi l-ḵayri lašadīdun
      And rah he loves the gwop mad

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Adjective[edit]

خَيْر (ḵayr)

  1. better; best

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Adjective[edit]

خَيِّر (ḵayyir) (feminine خَيِّرَة(ḵayyira), common plural أَخْيَار(ʾaḵyār) or خِيَار(ḵiyār), masculine plural خَيِّرُونَ(ḵayyirūna), feminine plural خَيِّرَات(ḵayyirāt), elative خَيْر (ḵayr))

  1. beneficent, benevolent

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South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Root
خ ي ر

Etymology 1[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /xaj.jar/, [ˈxaj.jar]
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

خيّر (ḵayyar) (form II, present بخيّر(biḵayyir))

  1. to make (someone) choose, to give (someone) a choice
    إذا لا سمح الله ارتكبت جريمة كبيرة وخيّروك إنّه يحكموا عليك بالإعدام أو السجن المؤبد، إيش بتختار؟‎‎
    ʔiza la samaḥ ʔaḷḷa rtakabt jarīme kbīre w-ḵayyarūk ʔinno yoḥkomu ʕalēk bil-ʔiʕdām ʔaw is-sijn li-mʔabbad, ʔēš btiḵtār?
    If, God forbid, you committed a major crime and you had to choose (literally: they made you choose) [between] them sentencing you to death or life imprisonment, what would you choose?
Conjugation[edit]
    Conjugation of خيّر (ḵayyar)
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
past m خيّرت (ḵayyart) خيّرت (ḵayyart) خيّر (ḵayyar) خيّرنا (ḵayyarna) خيّرتو (ḵayyartu) خيّرو (ḵayyaru)
f خيّرتي (ḵayyarti) خيّرت (ḵayyarat)
present m بخيّر (baḵayyer) بتخيّر (bitḵayyer) بخيّر (biḵayyer) منخيّر (minḵayyer) بتخيّرو (bitḵayyru) بخيّرو (biḵayyru)
f بتخيّري (bitḵayyri) بتخيّر (bitḵayyer)
subjunctive m اخيّر (aḵayyer) تخيّر (tḵayyer) يخيّر (yḵayyer) نخيّر (nḵayyer) تخيّرو (tḵayyru) يخيّرو (yḵayyru)
f تخيّري (tḵayyri) تخيّر (tḵayyer)
imperative m خيّر (ḵayyer) خيّرو (ḵayyru)
f خيّري (ḵayyri)

Etymology 2[edit]

Semi-learned borrowing from Arabic خَيْر(ḵayr).

Noun[edit]

خير (ḵēr, ḵayrm

  1. goodness, good