ريح

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ر ي ح (r-y-ḥ). From Proto-Semitic *rūḥ- (to blow, breathe; spirit). Cognate with Hebrew רוּחַ (rúach), Aramaic ܪܘܼܚܵܐ/רוּחָא (rūħā).

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

رِيح (rīḥf, m (plural رِيَاح (riyāḥ) or أَرْوَاح (ʾarwāḥ) or أَرْيَاح (ʾaryāḥ))

  1. wind
  2. fart
  3. smell, odor
Usage notes[edit]

Sometimes masculine.

Declension[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

رَيِّح (rayyiḥ)

  1. windy
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “ريح”, 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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

رِيحَ (rīḥa) (form I)

  1. third-person masculine singular past passive of رَاحَ (rāḥa)