ضفدع

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ض ف د ع (ḍ-f-d-ʿ); likely onomatopoeic in origin, meaning to croak, to ribbit, for a stomach to rumble with hunger, to audibly pass gas or flatulate.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ضِفْدِع or ضَفْدَع or ضِفْدَع (ḍifdiʿ or ḍafdaʿ or ḍifdaʿm (plural ضَفَادِع (ḍafādiʿ))

  1. frog

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “ضفدع”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN
  • Lane, Edward William (1863), “ضفدع”, in Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate, page 1795

Hijazi Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic ضِفْدَع (ḍifdaʿ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ضُفْدَع (ḍufdaʿm (plural ضَفَادِع ‎(ḍafādiʿ))

  1. frog