فلس

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Aramaic פילס / ܦܠܣ / פולסא / ܦܘܠܣܐ(/fuləsā, filas/), from Ancient Greek φόλλις (phóllis), from Latin follis.

Noun[edit]

فِلْس or فُلْس or فَلْس (fils or fuls or falsm (plural فُلُوس(fulūs) or أَفْلُس(ʾaflus))

  1. a small-denomination coin, penny
  2. (informal, in the plural) money, mazuma, gwop
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Etymology 2[edit]

Denominal verb of فِلْس(fils).

Verb[edit]

فَلَّسَ (fallasa) II, non-past يُفَلِّسُ‎‎ (yufallisu)

  1. to bankrupt, to make broke, to ruin, to render out of pennies
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Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek φολίς (pholís).

Noun[edit]

فَلْس (falsm (plural فُلُوس(fulūs))

  1. scale of a fish
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References[edit]

  • pls”, in The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project, Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College, 1986–
  • Dozy, Reinhart Pieter Anne (1881), “فلس”, in Supplément aux dictionnaires arabes (in fr), volume 1, Leiden: E. J. Brill, page 278
  • Fraenkel, Siegmund (1886) Die aramäischen Fremdwörter im Arabischen (in de), Leiden: E. J. Brill, page 192
  • Freytag, Georg (1835), “فلس”, in Lexicon arabico-latinum praesertim ex Djeuharii Firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum operibus adhibitis Golii quoque et aliorum libris confectum (in la), volume 3, Halle: C. A. Schwetschke, page 369
  • Kazimirski, Albin de Biberstein (1860), “فلس”, in Dictionnaire arabe-français contenant toutes les racines de la langue arabe, leurs dérivés, tant dans l’idiome vulgaire que dans l’idiome littéral, ainsi que les dialectes d’Alger et de Maroc (in fr), volume 2, Paris: Maisonneuve et Cie, pages 629–630
  • Lane, Edward William (1863), “فلس”, in Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate, page 2440
  • Wehr, Hans; Kropfitsch, Lorenz (2011), “فلس”, in Arabisches Wörterbuch für die Schriftsprache der Gegenwart (in de), 5th edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, →ISBN, pages 979–980

Persian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

فلس (fals) (plural فلسها(fals-hâ))

  1. flake, lamination, scale
    The Bible, Acts 9:18:
    در ساعت از چشمان او چیزی مثل فلس افتاده، بینایی یافت و برخاسته، تعمید گرفت
    At that instant something like a scale fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized