زيف

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See also: زیف‎‎, زيق‎, ريف, and ريق

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Aramaic זֵיפָא‎ / ܙܺܐܦܳܐ(zēp̄ā, mould; forgery), from Akkadian 𒍢𒀪𒁉 (/zeʾpu, zīpu/, mould).

Noun[edit]

زَيْف (zayfm (plural زُيُوف(zuyūf))

  1. falsity, falsehood, fallacy
  2. verbal noun of زَافَ(zāfa, to be fake)
Declension[edit]

Adjective[edit]

زَيْف (zayf)

  1. counterfeit, fake, sham
Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

زَيَّفَ (zayyafa) II, non-past يُزَيِّفُ‎‎ (yuzayyifu)

  1. to counterfeit, to forge, to fake, to sham
  2. to assert to be false, to falsify
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ز ي ف(z-y-f).

Noun[edit]

زَيْف (zayfm

  1. verbal noun of زَافَ(zāfa, to drag an elegant tail behind oneself)
Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

زِيف (zīfm (plural أَزْوَاف(ʾazwāf))

  1. ledge, cornice, coping, border, shroud (prominent part of something, hanging from a building or cloth)
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • zyp”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Dozy, Reinhart Pieter Anne (1881), “زيف”, in Supplément aux dictionnaires arabes (in French), volume 1, Leiden: E. J. Brill, page 619
  • Fraenkel, Siegmund (1886) Die aramäischen Fremdwörter im Arabischen (in German), Leiden: E. J. Brill, pages 195–196
  • Freytag, Georg (1833), “زيف”, in Lexicon arabico-latinum praesertim ex Djeuharii Firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum operibus adhibitis Golii quoque et aliorum libris confectum (in Latin), volume 2, Halle: C. A. Schwetschke, page 270
  • Kazimirski, Albin de Biberstein (1860), “زيف”, in Dictionnaire arabe-français contenant toutes les racines de la langue arabe, leurs dérivés, tant dans l’idiome vulgaire que dans l’idiome littéral, ainsi que les dialectes d’Alger et de Maroc (in French), volume 1, Paris: Maisonneuve et Cie, page 1032
  • Lane, Edward William (1863), “زيف”, in Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate, page 1277
  • Sokoloff, Michael (2002) A Dictionary of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic of the Talmudic and Geonic periods, Ramat Gan: Bar Ilan University, page 410b
  • Wehr, Hans; Kropfitsch, Lorenz (1985), “زيف”, in Arabisches Wörterbuch für die Schriftsprache der Gegenwart (in German), 5th edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, published 2011, →ISBN, page 541