كسر

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See also: کسر and ك س ر

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ك س ر (k-s-r), related to breaking.

Verb[edit]

كَسَرَ (kasara) I, non-past يَكْسِرُ‎ (yaksiru)

  1. to break, to crash
  2. (lingusitics) to mark or pronounce (a consonant) with a kasra
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verbal noun of كَسَرَ (kasara, to break).

Noun[edit]

كَسْر (kasrm (plural كُسُور (kusūr) or كُسُورَات (kusūrāt))

  1. verbal noun of كَسَرَ (kasara) (form I)
  2. breach, fracture
  3. breakage
  4. (arithmetic) fraction
  5. contrition, affliction
  6. (linguistics) the sound of short /i/
Usage notes[edit]

According to Wehr, the plural كُسُورَات (kusūrāt) is used in the sense “fractions”.

Declension[edit]
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Etymology 3[edit]

Intensive form II verb derived from form I كَسَرَ (kasara, to break).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

كَسَّرَ (kassara) II, non-past يُكَسِّرُ‎ (yukassiru)

  1. to break into pieces, to shatter
Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

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