كثير

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See also: كبيرand كتير

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Etymology[edit]

From the root ك ث ر(k-ṯ-r).

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  • IPA(key): /ka.θiːr/
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كَثِير (kaṯīr) (feminine كَثِيرَة(kaṯīra), common plural كِثَار(kiṯār) or كَثِير (kaṯīr), masculine plural كَثِيرُون(kaṯīrūn), feminine plural كَثِيرَات(kaṯīrāt), elative أَكْثَر(ʾakṯar))

  1. many, much, numerous
    • 609–632 CE, 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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