كتاب

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See also: کتاب, كباب, and کباب

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ك ت ب (k-t-b), related to writing. Compare the Hebrew root כ־ת־ב (k-t-b).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kiˈtaːb/
    • (Egypt) IPA(key): [keˈtæːb]
    • (Lebanon) IPA(key): [kɪˈtæːb]
    • (Central Arabia) IPA(key): [kɪˈt̪aːb]
    • (West Arabia) IPA(key): [kiˈtaːb]
    • (Iraq, Persian Gulf) IPA(key): [kɪˈt̪ɑːb]
    • (Tunisia) IPA(key): [kiˈt̪ɛːb]
    • (Morocco) IPA(key): [kiˈt͡sæːb]
  • (file)
  • Dialectal variation from the aforementioned:
    • (Lebanese Arabic) IPA(key): [kteːb]
    • (Tunisian Arabic) IPA(key): [kt̪ɛːb]
    • (Moroccan Arabic) IPA(key): [kt͡sæb]

Noun[edit]

كِتَاب (kitābm (plural كُتُب (kutub))

  1. (obsolete) verbal noun of كَتَبَ (kataba) (form I)
  2. letter, note, paper, piece of writing, message
  3. book
    الْكِتَاب‎ ― al-kitāb'the Qur'an; the Bible
  4. record, document, deed, contract
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

كُتَّاب (kuttābm (plural كَتَاتِيب (katātīb))

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

Etymology 3[edit]

Inflected form.

Noun[edit]

كُتَّاب (kuttābm pl

  1. plural of كَاتِب (kātib, writer)

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 (kitâb)

  1. book

Pashto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic كِتَاب (kitāb, book).

Noun[edit]

كتاب (kitâb?

  1. book