زيت

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See also: ريب‎, ریت, and زیپ

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Coptic ϫⲟⲉⲓⲧ (joeit, olive), Syriac ܙܝܬܐ(zaytāʼ, olive), Hebrew זית(záyit, olive).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /zajt/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

زَيْت (zaytm (plural زُيُوت(zuyūt) or أَزْيَات(ʾazyāt))

  1. oil (all types of oil, edible, fuel, motor oil, etc.)
    • 7th century CE, 'The Quran'[1]:
      يَكَادُ زَيْتُهَا يُضِيءُ وَلَوْ لَمْ تَمْسَسْهُ نَارٌ
      … yakādu zaytuhā yuḍīʾu walaw lam tamsashu nārun
      … its oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire.
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Maltese: żejt
  • Moroccan Arabic: زيت(zayt, zīt)
  • Asturian: aceit
  • Mirandese: azeite
  • Old Portuguese: azeite
  • Old Spanish: azeite

Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Denominal verb derived from زَيْت(zayt, oil).

Verb[edit]

زَيَّتَ (zayyata) II, non-past يُزَيِّتُ‎‎ (yuzayyitu)

  1. to oil, to lubricate, to grease
  2. to add oil (to food)
Conjugation[edit]