كاتب

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ك ت ب(k-t-b).

Verb[edit]

كَاتَبَ (kātaba) III, non-past يُكَاتِبُ‎‎ (yukātibu) (conative)

  1. to keep up a correspondence, to correspond with
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Derived from the active participle of كَتَبَ(kataba, to write), from ك ت ب(k-t-b). Compare Hebrew כותב‎.

Noun[edit]

كَاتِب (kātibm (plural كَاتِبُون(kātibūn) or كُتَّاب(kuttāb) or كَتَبَة(kataba), feminine كَاتِبَة(kātiba))

  1. writer; author
    Synonym: مُؤَلِّف(muʾallif)
  2. copyist
    Synonym: ناسِخ(nāsiḵ)
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 2:283:
      وَإِن كُنتُمْ عَلَىٰ سَفَرٍ وَلَمْ تَجِدُوا كَاتِبًا فَرِهَانٌ مَّقْبُوضَةٌ
      wa-ʾin kuntum ʿalā safarin wa-lam tajidū kātiban farihānun mmaqbūḍatun
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  3. clerk
Declension[edit]