عسكري

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Etymology[edit]

Relative adjective (nisba) composed of عَسْكَر ‎(ʿaskar, army) +‎ ـِيّ ‎(-iyy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

عَسْكَرِيّ ‎(ʿaskariyym, fem عَسْكَرِيَّة ‎(ʿaskariyya), masc pl عَسْكَرِيُّون ‎(ʿaskariyyūn), fem pl عَسْكَرِيَّات ‎(ʿaskariyyāt)

  1. military
    الْعَسْكَرِيُّون‎ ― al-ʿaskariyyūn ― the military
  2. army

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Noun[edit]

عَسْكَرِيّ ‎(ʿaskariyym, pl عَسْكَرِيُّون ‎(ʿaskariyyūnor عَسَاكِر ‎(ʿasākir), fem عَسْكَرِيَّة ‎(ʿaskariyya)

  1. soldier
  2. (military) private
  3. policeman
  4. (plural) enlisted men

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References[edit]

  • عسكري” in J.A. Haywood and H.M. Nahmad (1965), A new Arabic grammar (second edition), London: Lund Humphries, ISBN 0-85331-585-X
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “عسكر”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4