سهل ممتنع

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Persian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From سهل (sahl, easy) +‎ ِ (e) +‎ ممتنع (momtane', impossible).

Adjective[edit]

سهل ممتنع (sahl-e-momtane') (comparative سهل ممتنع‌تر, superlative سهل ممتنع‌ترین)

  1. Difficult or complicated (of thing, concept, or task) while looking easy to comprehend, do, or imitate at first sight.
    بادگیر عنصری سهل ممتنع در معماری ایرانی است.‎
    The windcatcher is a sahl-e-momtane' element in Persian architecture.

Noun[edit]

سهل ممتنع (sahl-e-momtane')

  1. Something that looks simple or easy, but difficult to imitate.
    1. (poetry) A poem, verse, or literary work with inimitable simplicity, something that uses easy language, but is difficult to imitate; sahl-e-momtane', sahl-i-mumtani', sahl-e-mumtani', sahl-u-mumtani'.
      ویژگی اصلی شعر سعدی سهل ممتنع بودن آن است.‎
      The main feature of the poetry of Saadi is its inimtable simplicity.