كحلي

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Arabic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Relative adjective (nisba) composed of ⁧كُحْل(kuḥl) +‎ ⁧ـِيّ(-iyy).

Adjective[edit]

كُحْلِيّ (kuḥliyy) (feminineكُحْلِيَّة(kuḥliyya), masculine pluralكُحْلِيُّونَ(kuḥliyyūna), feminine pluralكُحْلِيَّات(kuḥliyyāt))

  1. dark blue, blue-black,[1] navy blue[2]
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

كَحِّلِي (kaḥḥilī) (form II)

  1. second-person feminine singular active imperative of كَحَّلَ(kaḥḥala)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sabra, A. I. (1989) The Optics of Ibn al-Haytham: Books I-III: on Direct Vision[1], II, page 41
  2. ^ Wehr, Hans (1979), “كحلي”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabicكُحْلِيّ(kuḥliyy).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kuħ.li/, [ˈkʊħ.li]
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Adjective[edit]

كحلي (kuḥli) (feminineكحلية(kuḥliyye))

  1. dark blue, navy blue
    Synonym:أزرق غامق(ʔazraʔ ḡameʔ)

See also[edit]

Colors · ⁧الألوان(il-ʔalwān)
    أبيض(ʔabyaḍ, white)     أسود(ʔaswad, black)
         أحمر(ʔaḥmar, red), ⁧خمري(ḵamri, crimson)     رمادي(ramādi, grey), ⁧سكني(sakani, grey)
         بردقاني(burdʔāni, orange), ⁧بني(binni, brown)     أصفر(ʔaṣfar, yellow)
    أخضر(ʔaḵḍar, green)          أزرق(ʔazraʔ, blue), ⁧كحلي(kuḥli, navy)
    بنفسجي(banafsaji, violet), ⁧نهدي(nahdi, purple)     زهري(zahri, pink), ⁧ليلكي(lēlaki, lilac)