قصير

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ق ص ر(q-ṣ-r). Cognate with Hebrew קצר(katsár, short)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /qa.sˤiːr/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

قَصِير (qaṣīr) (feminine قَصِيرَة(qaṣīra), common plural قِصَار(qiṣār), masculine plural قَصِيرُون(qaṣīrūn) or قُصَرَاء(quṣarāʾ), feminine plural قَصِيرَات(qaṣīrāt) or قَصَائِر(qaṣāʾir), elative أَقْصَر(ʾaqṣar))

  1. short
  2. too short, defective
  3. small

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Maltese: qasir
  • Moroccan Arabic: قصير(qṣīr)

References[edit]


Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Root
ق ص ر

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic قَصِير(qaṣīr).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

قصير (qṣīr) (feminine قصيرة(qṣīra), common plural قصار(qṣār), masculine plural قصيرين(qṣīrīn), feminine plural قصيرات(qṣīrāt), elative أقصر(ʔaqṣar) or قصر(qṣar))

  1. short
    Antonym: طويل(ṭwīl)

South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Root
ق ص ر

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic قَصِير(qaṣīr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Urban) /ʔa.sˤiːr/, [ʔɑˈsˤiːr]
  • IPA(key): (Bedouin) /ɡa.sˤiːr/, [ɡɑˈsˤiːr]
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

قصير (ʔaṣīr) (feminine قصيرة(ʔaṣīre), common plural قصار(ʔaʔṣār))

  1. short (length, time, height of people)
    Antonym: طويل(ṭawīl)