كيف

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Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

كَيْفَ ‎(kayfa)

  1. how (means by which something is accomplished)

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
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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
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Hijazi Arabic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /keːf/, [ke̞ːf]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ك ي ف ‎(k-y-f)

Adverb[edit]

كيف ‎(kēf)

  1. how?