قوي

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ق و ي (q-w-y).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

قَوِيَ (qawiya) I, non-past يَقْوَى‎ (yaqwā)

  1. to be or become strong, powerful
  2. to be able to do something (about); to have influence (over); to be able to cope (with); to be superior (to) (construed with عَلَى (ʿalā))
Conjugation[edit]

Verb[edit]

قَوِيَ (qawiya) I, non-past يَقْوَى‎ (yaqwā)

  1. to be depopulated
Conjugation[edit]

Verb[edit]

قَوِيَ (qawiya) I, non-past يَقْوَى‎ (yaqwā)

  1. to starve
  2. (of rain) to be withheld
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

قَوِيّ (qawiyy) (feminine قَوِيَّة (qawiyya), masculine plural أَقْوِيَاء (ʾaqwiyāʾ), elative أَقْوَى (ʾaqwā))

  1. strong, powerful, mighty
  2. potent
  3. intense, violent
  4. firm, solid
  5. sturdy, robust
Declension[edit]

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From root ق و ي (q-w-y)

Adverb[edit]

قوي (qawi) (IPA(key): /ˈʔæwi/)

  1. very
    أنا تعبان قويana taʿbān qawi ― I'm very tired