شريف

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Etymology[edit]

From the root ش ر ف(š-r-f).

Adjective[edit]

شَرِيف (šarīf) (feminine شَرِيفَة(šarīfa), masculine plural شَرِيفُون(šarīfūn) or شُرَفَاء(šurafāʾ) or أَشْرَاف(ʾašrāf), feminine plural شَرِيفَات(šarīfāt) or شَرَائِف(šarāʾif), elative أَشْرَف(ʾašraf))

  1. noble, of noble lineage, honored, celebrated
    • Nizar Qabbani
      كَمْ أُعَانِي مِمَّا كَتَبْتُ عَذَابًا
      وَيُعَانِي فِي شَرْقِنَا الشُّرَفَاءُ
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      kam ʾuʿānī mimmā katabtu ʿaḏāban
      wa-yuʿānī fī šarqinā š-šurafāʾu
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. excellent, eminent

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