كتاب

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: کتاب‎, كباب, and کباب

Algerian Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic كِتَاب(kitāb).

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]
    • (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]

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 C.E., 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
    • 609–632 C.E., 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 ۝‎‎
      qālat yā ʾayyuhā l-malaʾu ʾinnī ʾulqiya ʾilayya kitābun karīmun ۝ ʾinnahu min sulaymāna waʾinnahu bismi llāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīmi ۝ ʾallā taʿlū ʿalayya waʾtūnī muslimīna ۝
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  4. book
  5. the Scripture, the Qur'an or the Bible
    الْكِتَاب‎ ― al-kitābthe Qur'an; the Bible
  6. record, document, deed, contract
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
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]

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

Hijazi Arabic[edit]

كِتَاب

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic كِتَاب(kitāb).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

كِتاب (kitābm (plural كُتُب‎ (kutub))

  1. book

North Levantine Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic كِتَاب(kitāb).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

كتاب (ktābm (plural كِتُب(kitob))

  1. book

Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic كِتَاب(kitāb, book).

Noun[edit]

كتاب (kitab)

  1. book

Descendants[edit]