طفل

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ط ف ل(ṭ-f-l).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

طِفْل (ṭiflm (plural أَطْفَال(ʾaṭfāl))

  1. child (a minor)
  2. (collective) children (a minor)
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 22:05:
      وَنُقِرُّ فِي الْأَرْحَامِ مَا نَشَاءُ إِلَى أَجَلٍ مُسَمًّى ثُمَّ نُخْرِجُكُمْ طِفْلًا ثُمَّ لِتَبْلُغُوا أَشُدَّكُمْ
      wanuqirru fī l-ʾarḥāmi mā našāʾu ʾilā ʾajalin musamman ṯumma nuḵrijukum ṭiflan ṯumma litabluḡū ʾašuddakum
      ˹Then˺ We settle whatever ˹embryo˺ We will in the womb for an appointed term, then bring you forth as infants, so that you may reach your prime. Some of you ˹may˺ die ˹young˺, while others are left to reach the most feeble stage of life so that they may know nothing after having known much.
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 24:31:
      أَوِ الطِّفْلِ الَّذِينَ لَمْ يَظْهَرُوا عَلَى عَوْرَاتِ النِّسَاءِ
      ʾawi ṭ-ṭifli allaḏīna lam yaẓharū ʿalā ʿawrāti n-nisāʾi
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Maltese: tifel
  • Persian: طفل(tefl)
  • Turkish: tıfıl

References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “طفل”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic طِفْل(ṭifl)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

طفل (ṭiflf (plural اطفال(aṭfāl))

  1. child

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic طِفْل(ṭifl).

Noun[edit]

طفل (tefl)

  1. infant

South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic طِفْل(ṭifl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tˤifl/, [ˈtˤɪ.f(ɪ)l]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

طفل (ṭiflm (plural أطفال(ʔaṭfāl), feminine طفلة(ṭifle))

  1. (formal) young child, toddler, baby

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