كتب

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See also: کتب‎, گپت, and ك ت ب

Arabic[edit]

تَكْتُبُ ٱمْْرَأَةٌ كِتَابَةً (taktubu mraʾatun kitābatan)

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ka.ta.ba/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to write, to inscribe
  2. to record, to register, to write down
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 4:81:
      وَٱللَّهُ يَكْتُبُ مَا يُبَيِّتُونَ فَأَعْرِضْ عَنْهُمْ وَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ
      wa-llahu yaktubu mā yubayyitūna faʾaʿriḍ ʿanhum wa-tawakkal ʿalā llahi
      But God records what they plan by night; so leave them alone and rely upon God.
  3. to compose, to draw up, to draft
  4. to bequeath
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 5:21:
      يَا قَوْمِ ٱدْخُلُوا ٱلْأَرْضَ ٱلْمُقَدَّسَةَ ٱلَّتِي كَتَبَ ٱللَّهُ لَكُمْ وَلَا تَرْتَدُّوا عَلَى أَدْبَارِكُمْ فَتَنْقَلِبُوا خَاسِرِينَ
      yā qawmi dḵulū l-ʾarḍa l-muqaddasata llatī kataba l-lahu lakum wa-lā tartaddū ʿalā ʾadbārikum fatanqalibū ḵāsirīna
      My people, enter the Holy Land which God has assigned to you and do not turn back and become losers.
  5. to prescribe
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 5:32:
      مِنْ أَجْلِ ذٰلِكَ كَتَبْنَا عَلَىٰ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ أَنَّهُ مَن قَتَلَ نَفْسًا بِغَيْرِ نَفْسٍ أَوْ فَسَادٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ فَكَأَنَّمَا قَتَلَ النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا وَمَنْ أَحْيَاهَا فَكَأَنَّمَا أَحْيَا النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا
      min ʾajli ḏālika katabnā ʿalā banī ʾisrāʾīla ʾannahu man qatala nafsan biḡayri nafsin ʾaw fasādin fī l-ʾarḍi fakaʾannamā qatala n-nāsa jamīʿan wa-man ʾaḥyāhā fakaʾannamā ʾaḥyā n-nāsa jamīʿan
      Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption in the land; it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one: it is as if he had saved mankind entirely.
  6. to foreordain, to destine
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 9:51:
      قُل لَنْ يُصِيبَنَا إِلَّا مَا كَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَنَا
      qul lan yuṣībanā ʾillā mā kataba llahu lanā
      Say "Never will we be struck except by what God has decreed for us..."
Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

كَتْب (katbm

  1. verbal noun of كَتَبَ (kataba)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive, causative) to cause to write, to make someone write
  2. to deploy in squadrons
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Etymology 3[edit]

Inflected form.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

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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]