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]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. poor, poverty-stricken
  2. wretched

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

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