سبعة

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Arabic

Root
س ب ع(s-b-ʿ)
Arabic numbers (edit)
70
 ←  6 ٧
7
8  → 
    Cardinal: سَبْعَة (sabʿa)
    Ordinal: سَابِع(sābiʿ)
    Multiplier: سُبَاعِيّ(subāʿiyy), مُسَبَّع(musabbaʿ)
    Distributive: سُبَاعَ(subāʿa)
    Fractional: سُبُع(subuʿ), سُبْع(subʿ)

Etymology

From the Proto-Semitic *šabʿ-.

Pronunciation

Numeral

سَبْعَة (sabʿam (feminine سَبْع(sabʿ))

  1. seven

Usage notes

  • Excepting "one" and "two", all the cardinal numbers may precede or succeed the modified noun or substantive. Prepositive use is more usual, however.
  • The cardinal numbers "three" to "nine" exhibit polarity: they differ in gender from the modified noun or substantive. Polarity is also possible even when the number is postposed.

Declension

Descendants

  • Egyptian Arabic: سبعة(sabʿa)
  • Maltese: sebgħa
  • Moroccan Arabic: سبعة(sabʕa)
  • Swahili: saba

Egyptian Arabic

Etymology

From Arabic سَبْعَة(sabʿa).

Pronunciation

Numeral

سبعة (sabʕa?

  1. seven

Moroccan Arabic

Moroccan Arabic numbers (edit)
70
 ←  6 7 8  → 
    Cardinal: سبعة
    Ordinal: سابع
    Fractional: سبع

Etymology

From Arabic سَبْعَة(sabʿa).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sab.ʕa/
  • (file)

Numeral

سبعة (sabʕam (feminine سبع(sabʕ))

  1. seven

Descendants


South Levantine Arabic

South Levantine Arabic numbers (edit)
70
 ←  6 ٧
7
8  → 
    Cardinal: سبعة
    Ordinal: سابع
    Fractional: سبع

Etymology

From Arabic سَبْعَة(sabʿa).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sab.ʕa/, [ˈsab.ʕa]
  • (file)

Numeral

سبعة (sabʕa) (construct state سبع(sabʕ))

  1. seven

Usage notes

  • When followed by a noun, the construct form سبع(sabʕ) is used.