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.