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.