راع

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See also: زاغ

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from the active participle of the verb رَعَى (raʿā, to graze, to tend a flock). Cognate with Hebrew רוֹעֶה (ro'é).

Noun[edit]

رَاعٍ (rāʿinm (construct state رَاعِي (rāʿī), plural رَاعُونَ (rāʿūna) or رُعَاة (ruʿāh) or رِعَاء (riʿāʾ) or رُعْيَان (ruʿyān), feminine رَاعِيَة (rāʿiya))

  1. shepherd

Usage notes[edit]

  • The final vowel lengthens when there is no tanween: The construct form of this word is رَاعِي (rāʿī) and the definite form is الرَاعِي (ar-rāʿī).

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