كتاب

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See also: کتاب‎, كباب, and کباب

Algerian Arabic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

كتاب (ktābm (plural كتوب(ktūb))

  1. book

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Morphologically from the root ك ت ب(k-t-b).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ki.taːb/
    • (Egypt) IPA(key): [keˈtæːb]
    • (Lebanon) IPA(key): [kiˈtæːb]
    • (Central Arabia) IPA(key): [kɪˈt̪aːb]
    • (West Arabia) IPA(key): [kiˈtaːb]
    • (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]

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 ʾaymānukum fakātibūhum
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  3. letter, note, paper, piece of writing, message
  4. book
  5. the Scripture, the Qur'an or the Bible
    الْكِتَاب‎ ― al-kitābthe Qur'an; the Bible
  6. record, document, deed, contract
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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ك ت ب(k-t-b).

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]

Hijazi Arabic[edit]

كِتَاب

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic كِتَاب(kitāb).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

كِتاب (kitābm (plural كُتُب‎ ‎(kutub))

  1. book

Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic كِتَاب(kitāb, book).

Noun[edit]

كتاب (kitab)

  1. book

Descendants[edit]


Pashto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic كِتَاب(kitāb, book).

Noun[edit]

كتاب (kitâb?

  1. book