زرافة

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the concept of a giraffe being an amalgam of several animals jointly; compare Persian شترگاوپلنگ (šotorgâvpalang, giraffe, literally camel-ox-leopard) and Ancient Greek καμηλοπάρδαλῐς (kamēlopárdalis, giraffe).

Noun[edit]

زَرَافَة (zarāfaf (plural زَرَافَات (zarāfāt))

  1. group of people, cluster of people, body of people
    زَرَافَاتٍ وَ‌وُحْدَانًا‎ ― zarāfātin wa-wuḥdānanjointly and severally; in groups and alone
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Classical Syriac ܙܵܪܝܼܦܵܐ (zarāfa), variant of ܙܪܢܦܐ (zarnāpā); ultimately from Persian زُرنَاپَا (zurnāpā), a compound of زُرنَا (zurnā, flute, zurna) and پَا (, leg).

Noun[edit]

زَرَافَة (zarāfaf (plural زَرَافَى (zarāfā) or زُرَافَى (zurāfā) or زَرَائِف (zarāʾif))

  1. giraffe (mammal)
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Noun[edit]

زُرَافَة (zurāfaf (plural زَرَافَى (zarāfā) or زُرَافَى (zurāfā) or زَرَائِف (zarāʾif))

  1. giraffe (Mammal)
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