كتب

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See also: کتب, گپت, and ك ت ب

Arabic[edit]

تَكْتُبُ اِمْرَأَة كِتَابَةً

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ك ت ب (k-t-b). Compare to Hebrew כָּתַב (katáv, kāṯaḇ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

كَتَبَ (kataba) I, non-past يَكْتُبُ‎ (yaktubu)

  1. to write, to pen, to write down, to inscribe, to enter, to record, to register
  2. to compose, to draw up, to draft
  3. to bequeath
  4. to prescribe
  5. to foreordain, to destine
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Form-II causative of كَتَبَ (kataba, to write).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

كَتَّبَ (kattaba) II, non-past يُكَتِّبُ‎ (yukattibu) (causative)

  1. to cause to write, to make someone write
  2. to deploy in squadrons
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Inflected form.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical Arabic) IPA(key): /ku.tub/
  • (Gulf) IPA(key): [kʊtʊb]

Noun[edit]

كُتُب (kutubm pl

  1. plural of كِتَاب (kitāb)

Etymology 4[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

كِتٰب (kitābm (plural كُتُب (kutub))

  1. Classical Arabic spelling of كِتَاب (kitāb)
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “كتب”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4

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Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ك ت ب (k-t-b).

Verb[edit]

كتب (kátab) (perfect, imperfect يكتب (yíktib), Verb form I)

  1. to write

Conjugation[edit]