كتاب

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Algerian Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic كِتَاب (kitāb).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

كتاب (ktābm (plural كتب (ktūb))

  1. book

Arabic[edit]

Root
ك ت ب (k-t-b)

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ki.taːb/
    • (Egypt) IPA(key): [keˈtæːb]
    • (Hejaz) IPA(key): [kɪˈt̪aːb]
    • (Lebanon) IPA(key): [kiˈtæːb]
    • (Central Arabia) IPA(key): [kɪˈt̪aːb]
    • (Iraq, Persian Gulf) IPA(key): [kɪˈt̪ɑːb]
    • (Tunisia) IPA(key): [kiˈt̪ɛːb]
    • (Morocco) IPA(key): [kiˈtæːb]
  • (file)
  • Dialectal variation from the aforementioned:
    • (Lebanese Arabic) IPA(key): [kteːb]
    • (Tunisian Arabic) IPA(key): [kt̪ɛːb]
    • (Moroccan Arabic) IPA(key): [ktæːb]
    • (Iraqi Arabic) IPA(key): [kt̪ɑːb]

Noun[edit]

كِتَاب (kitābm (plural كُتُب (kutub))

  1. (obsolete) verbal noun of كَتَبَ (kataba) (form I)
  2. verbal noun of كَاتَبَ (kātaba) (form III)
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 24:33:
      وَٱلَّذِينَ يَبْتَغُونَ ٱلْكِتَابَ مِمَّا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُكُمْ فَكَاتِبُوهُمْ
      wallaḏīna yabtaḡūna l-kitāba mimmā malakat ʔaymānukum fakātibūhum
      And those who seek a contract (for eventual emancipation) from among whom your right hands possess - then make a contract with them
  3. letter, note, paper, piece of writing, message
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 27:29-31:
      قَالَتْ يَا أَيُّهَا ٱلْمَلَأُ إِنِّي أُلْقِيَ إِلَيَّ كِتَابٌ كَرِيمٌ ۝ إِنَّهُ مِنْ سُلَيْمَانَ وَإِنَّهُ بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ۝ أَلَّا تَعْلُوا عَلَيَّ وَأْتُونِي مُسْلِمِينَ ۝
      She said, O eminent ones, indeed, to me has been delivered a noble letter. Indeed, it is from Solomon, and indeed, it is: 'In the name of God, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful, be not haughty with me but come to me in submission.'
  4. book
  5. the Scripture, the Qur'an or the Bible
    الْكِتَابal-kitābthe Qur'an; the Bible
  6. record, document, deed, contract
  7. a marriage contract.
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

كُتَّاب (kuttābm pl

  1. plural of كَاتِب (kātib, writer)

Noun[edit]

كُتَّاب (kuttābm (plural كَتَاتِيب (katātīb))

  1. a traditional school for teaching Qur'an
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “كتاب”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Chagatai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic كِتَاب (kitāb), likely via Classical Persian کتاب (kitāb).

Noun[edit]

كتاب (kitāb) (plural كتابلار)

  1. book

Descendants[edit]

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic كِتَاب (kitāb).

Noun[edit]

كتاب (kitābm (plural كتب (kutub))

  1. book
    عموما التفاصيل في الكتابʕumūman it-tafaṣīl fil-kitābGenerally, all the details are in the book.

Hijazi Arabic[edit]

Root
ك ت ب
1 term
كتاب

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic كِتَاب (kitāb).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ki.ˈtaːb/, [kɪ.ˈtaːb]

Noun[edit]

كتاب (kitābm (plural كتب (kutub))

  1. book

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic كُتَّاب (kuttāb).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kutˈtaːb/, [kʊtˈtaːb]

Noun[edit]

كُتَّاب (kuttābpl

  1. plural of كاتب (kātib)

North Levantine Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic كِتَاب (kitāb).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Aleppo) /ki.taːb/, [kɨtæːb]
  • IPA(key): (Beirut) /kteːb/, [kteːb]

Noun[edit]

كتاب (ktābm (plural كِتِب (kitib))

  1. book

Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

كتاب

Borrowed from Arabic كِتَاب (kitāb, book).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

كِتاب (kitâb) (plural كُتُب (kütüb))

  1. book, a collection of sheets of paper bound together
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic كُتَّاب (kuttāb).

Noun[edit]

كُتّاب (küttâb)

  1. plural of كاتِب (kâtib)

South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Root
ك ت ب
6 terms

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic كِتَاب (kitāb).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ktaːb/, [ktæːb]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

كتاب (ktābm (plural كتب (kútob))

  1. book