شاة

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See also: شاه, ساہ, and شاہ

Arabic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Found under the root ش و ه (š-w-h) in Lane (see below), and in a cross-reference under the same root in Wehr (see below).

Noun[edit]

شَاة (šāhm, f (singulative, collective شَاء (šāʾ), paucal شِوَاه (šiwāh) or شِيَاه (šiyāh))

  1. a sheep
  2. a ewe, a female sheep

Usage notes[edit]

The gender is unclear, as is whether the gender varies depending on the sense of the noun.

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • شاة” in J.A. Haywood and H.M. Nahmad (1965), A new Arabic grammar (second edition), London: Lund Humphries, ISBN 0-85331-585-X
  • Lane, Edward William (1863), “شوه”, in Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “شاء”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4