عارف

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from the active participle of عَرَفَ (ʿarafa, to know), from the root ع ر ف (ʿ-r-f).

Adjective[edit]

عَارِف (ʿārif) (feminine عَارِفَة (ʿārifa), elative أَعْرَف (ʾaʿraf))

  1. knowing
  2. acquainted, familiar (بِ (bi) with)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “عرف”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4

Noun[edit]

عَارِف (ʿārifm (feminine عَارِفَة (ʿārifa))

  1. expert, connoisseur
  2. (Tunisian) master

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “عرف”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Active participle of عِرِف (ʿirif)

Adjective[edit]

عارف (ʿārif) (feminine عارفة (ʿārfa), plural عارفين (ʿārfīn))

  1. knowing
    انتو عارفين انا مين.‏
    Intu ʿārfīn ana min.
    You (pl.) know who I am.

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic عَارِف (ʿārif).

Noun[edit]

عارف (âref)

  1. mystic, especially a sufi mystic

Proper noun[edit]

عارف (âref)

  1. A male given name Aref