رمضان

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The month was a summer month in pre-Islamic times before the Quranic prohibition against leap months (Quran 9:37). Hence without doubt related to رَمَض(ramaḍ, parchedness, scorchedness) and رَمْضَاء(ramḍāʾ, sun-baked ground). Compare also اِرْتَمَضَ(irtamaḍa, to be consumed by grief and sorrow).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ra.ma.dˤaːn/
    • (Moroccan) IPA(key): /ram.dˤaːn/, /rum.dˤaːn/

Proper noun[edit]

رَمَضَان (ramaḍānm

  1. Ramadan
  2. A male given name

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

رَمَضَان (ramaḍānm (plural رَمَضَانَات(ramaḍānāt) or أَرْمِضَة(ʾarmiḍa) or أَرْمِضَاء(ʾarmiḍāʾ) or رَمَاضِين(ramāḍīn))

  1. Ramadan

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Maltese: Randan (Lent)
  • Catalan: ramadà
  • English: Ramadan
  • French: ramadan
  • Maltese: Ramadan (Ramadan)

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Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic رَمَضَان(ramaḍān).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

رمضان (Rumi spelling Ramadan)

  1. The ninth month in the Hijri calendar; fasting month.
    Synonyms: بولن ڤواسا(bulan puasa), راملن(ramalan)

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Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic رَمَضَان(ramaḍān).

Noun[edit]

رمضان (ramazân)

  1. (Islam) Ramadan

Descendants[edit]


Persian[edit]

Persian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic رَمَضَان(ramaḍān).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

رمضان (ramazân, ramzân)

  1. (Islam) Ramadan

Coordinate terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

رمضان (ramzân)

  1. A male given name, Ramazan

Punjabi[edit]

Western Panjabi Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Persian رمضان(ramazân), from Arabic رَمَضَان(ramaḍān). First attested as Old Punjabi ਰਮਦਾਨਾ (ramadānā).

Noun[edit]

رَمضان (ramzānm (Gurmukhi spelling ਰਮਜ਼ਾਨ)

  1. (Islam) Ramadan
    Synonym: رمدان(ramdān)

Urdu[edit]

Urdu Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Persian رمضان(ramazân), from Arabic رَمَضَان(ramaḍān). First attested as Old Hindi रमदांनां (ramadā̃nā̃).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

رَمْضان‎ (ramzānm (Hindi spelling रमज़ान)

  1. (Islam) Ramadan

Proper noun[edit]

رَمْضان‎ (ramzānm (Hindi spelling रमज़ान)

  1. A male given name, Ramzan or Ramazan, from Arabic

Further reading[edit]

  • رمضان”, in اُردُو لُغَت (in Urdu), Ministry of Education: Government of Pakistan, 2017.
  • رمضان”, in Rekhta Urdu Dictionary, Noida, India: Rekhta Foundation, 2021.
  • Qureshi, Bashir Ahmad, “رمضان”, in Kitabistan's 20th Century Standard Dictionary‎, Lahore: Kitabistan Pub. Co., 1971
  • Platts, John Thompson, “رمضان”, in A dictionary of Urdu, classical Hindi, and English, London: W. H. Allen & co., 1884