صفة

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Etymology 1[edit]

From the root و ص ف(w-ṣ-f); compare وَصَفَ(waṣafa, to describe, to characterize).

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صِفَة (ṣifaf (plural صِفَات(ṣifāt))

  1. verbal noun of وَصَفَ(waṣafa) (form I)
  2. quality, feature, characteristic
  3. (grammar) adjective
    Hyponyms: صِفَة مُشَبَّهَة(ṣifa(t) mušabbaha), اِسْم فَاعِل(ism fāʿil), اِسْم مَفْعُول(ism mafʿūl), اِسْم تَفْضِيل(ism tafḍīl)
  4. (linguistics) feature
  5. attribute
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Further reading[edit]

  • Carter, Michael George (2017), “The Seven Deadly Sins of Arabic Studies”, in Manuel Sartori, Manuela E. B. Giolfo, Philippe Cassuto, editors, Approaches to the History and Dialectology of Arabic in Honor of Pierre Larcher (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics; 88), Leiden: Brill, ISBN 978-90-04-31150-3, page 521–522, 527–531
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Aramaic צפא(ṣipā’, mat).

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Noun[edit]

صُفَّة (ṣuffaf (plural صُفَف(ṣufaf))

  1. bench
    أَهْلُ الصُّفَّةِ‎ ― ʾahlu ṣ-ṣuffatithe companions of Mohammed
  2. stone bench
  3. sofa
  4. sill, shelf, console
  5. a small part, a little of
  6. a short while, a trice
  7. seat of a saddle
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