رأس

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ر ء س (r-ʾ-s), from Proto-Semitic *raʾš- (head). Cognate with Hebrew רֹאשׁ (rósh) and Aramaic רֵישָׁא (rēšā).

Pronunciation 1[edit]

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Verb[edit]

رَأَسَ (raʾasa) I, non-past يَرْأَسُ‎ (yarʾasu)

  1. to be at the head, to be chairman, to chair, to be in charge, to preside
  2. to head, to lead, to direct, to manage, to run
Conjugation[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

رَأْس (raʾsm (plural رُؤُوس (ruʾūs) or أَرْؤُس (ʾarʾus))

  1. head
  2. head (enumerator for cattle)
  3. leader, chief, chieftain
  4. tip, top, summit, peak, upper part
  5. vertex, apex
  6. extremity, end
  7. promontory, headland, cape
  8. main part
  9. beginning
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References[edit]

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