فقير

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From root ف ق ر(f-q-r); compare فَقُرَ(faqura, to be poor).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fa.qiːr/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

فَقِير (faqīr) (feminine فَقِيرَة(faqīra), common plural فُقَرَاء(fuqarāʾ), masculine plural فُقُر(fuqur), feminine plural فَقِيرَات(faqīrāt), elative أَفْقَر(ʾafqar))

  1. poor, poverty-stricken
    Antonym: غَنِيّ(ḡaniyy)
  2. wretched
  3. in need [+ إِلَى(object) = of]
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 35:15:
      يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ أَنتُمُ الْفُقَرَاءُ إِلَى اللَّهِ وَاللَّهُ هُوَ الْغَنِيُّ الْحَمِيدُ
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Maltese: fqir
  • Azerbaijani: fağır
  • English: faqir
  • Ottoman Turkish: فقیر
  • Persian: فقیر(faqir)

Noun[edit]

فَقِير (faqīrm (plural فُقَرَاء(fuqarāʾ))

  1. poor man, pauper
  2. mendicant dervish, Sufi mendicant

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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