سوط

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from the verbal noun of سَاطَ(sāṭa, to whip, to flagellate), from س و ط(s-w-ṭ).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

سَوْط (sawṭm (plural أَسْوَاط(ʾaswāṭ) or سِيَاط(siyāṭ))

  1. whip, scourge, switch
  2. (figuratively) any punishment
  3. (biology) flagellum
  4. (astronomy) an astronomical measure of approximately 4.5 degrees

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “سوط” in Edward William Lane (1863), Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate, pages 1466-1467, meaning to mix, to stir vehemently to thoroughly combine, to whip or beat as in cooking, to move in a flurry, the twisting motion likened to the use of a whip.