كثير

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See also: كبيرand كتير

Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ك ث ر(k-ṯ-r).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ka.θiːr/
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    • (Hejazi) IPA(key): /katiːr/, /kaθiːr/

Adjective[edit]

كَثِير (kaṯīr) (feminine كَثِيرَة(kaṯīra) or كَثِير (kaṯīr), common plural كَثِير (kaṯīr) or كِثَار(kiṯār), masculine plural كَثِيرُون(kaṯīrūn) or كُثُر(kuṯur), feminine plural كَثِيرَات(kaṯīrāt), elative أَكْثَر(ʾakṯar))

  1. many, much, numerous
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 4:1:
      … وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا رِجَالًا كَثِيرًا وَنِسَاءً …‎‎
      … waḵalaqa minhā zawjahā wabaṯṯa minhumā rijālan kaṯīran wanisāʾan …
      … and [God] created from it [i.e. the soul] its mate and dispersed from both of them many men and women …

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Noun[edit]

كَثِير (kaṯīrm

  1. many, much
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 5:32:
      ثُمَّ إِنَّ كَثِيرًا مِنْهُمْ بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ فِي الْأَرْضِ لَمُسْرِفُونَ
      ṯumma ʾinna kaṯīran minhum baʿda ḏālika fī l-ʾarḍi lamusrifūna
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 41:22:
      وَلَٰكِنْ ظَنَنْتُمْ أَنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَعْلَمُ كَثِيرًا مِمَّا تَعْمَلُونَ
      walākin ẓanantum ʾanna l-laha lā yaʿlamu kaṯīran mimmā taʿmalūna
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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References[edit]

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