ذرة

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See also: ذرہ, ذره, درہ, درة, and دره

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ذ ر ر (ḏ-r-r). Related to the verb ذَرَّ (ḏarra, to strew, to scatter).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ذَرَّة (ḏarraf (singulative, collective ذَرّ (ḏarr), paucal ذَرَّات (ḏarrāt))

  1. atom
  2. tiny particle, speck, mote
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “ذر”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ذ ر و (ḏ-r-w) or ذ ر ي (ḏ-r-y)? Compare ذَرَا (ḏarā, to scatter, to blow away), also spelled ذَرَى (ḏarā).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ذُرَة (ḏuraf (collective, singulative ذُرَة (ḏura))

  1. maize, durum corn, Indian corn (Zea mays L.)
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “ذرو”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “ذري”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4

Hijazi Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

ذُرَة

From Arabic ذُرَة (ḏura)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ðura/
  • IPA(key): /dura/ (speakers with full /ð/ and /d/ merger)

Noun[edit]

ذُرَة (duram f pl

  1. maize, corn
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic ذَرَّة (ḏarra)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ðarːa/
  • IPA(key): /zarːa/ (speakers with full /ð/ and /z/ merger)

Noun[edit]

ذَرَّة (ḏarraf (plural ذَرَّات ‎(ḏarrāt))

  1. atom
  2. tiny particle, speck, mote