كيف

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

كَيْفَ (kayfa)

  1. how

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ك ي ف (k-y-f).

Noun[edit]

كَيْف (kayfm (plural كُيُوف (kuyūf))

  1. condition, state
  2. mood
  3. will
  4. pleasure, well-being, good humor, enjoyment, carouse, excitement from opium
  5. opiate, narcotic
Declension[edit]
References[edit]
  • Steingass, Francis Joseph (1884), “كيف”, in The Student's Arabic–English Dictionary, London: W.H. Allen
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “كيف”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Etymology 3[edit]

In most of its senses, denominal from كَيْف (kayf). In the sense "cut off entirely", intensive of كَافَ (kāfa, to cut off).

Verb[edit]

كَيَّفَ (kayyafa) II, non-past يُكَيِّفُ‎ (yukayyifu)

  1. to cut off entirely
  2. (transitive) to form, to mold
  3. to regulate
  4. to adapt, to fit, to modify
  5. ("modern") to bring one into good humor, to amuse one well
  6. ("modern") to make one tipsy, to intoxicate
  7. ("modern") to qualify
Conjugation[edit]
References[edit]
  • Steingass, Francis Joseph (1884), “كيف”, in The Student's Arabic–English Dictionary, London: W.H. Allen
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “كيف”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Hijazi Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ك ي ف (k-y-f)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

كيف (kēf)

  1. how?