لفت

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See also: لقتand لقب

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ل ف ت (l-f-t).

Verb[edit]

لَفَتَ (lafata) I, non-past يَلْفِتُ‎ (yalfitu)

  1. to bend, to crook
  2. to draw, to attract, to turn away, to divert [+ إِلَى (object) = to what]
    • 2018 January 12, “الجابري: تسجيل التحالفات لخوض الانتخابات المقبلة بيّن حجم الخلافات الواضحة في التحالف الشيعي”, in The Baghdad Post[1]:
      لفت السياسي نديم الجابري اليوم الجمعة الى ان الخلافات واضحة في التحالف الشيعي ابرزها عملية تسجيل التحالفات لخوض الانتخابات المقبلة ، معتبرا انه لا توجد رؤية مشتركة لمكونات التحالف الوطني بشأن القضايا الوطنية والانشقاقات في الكتل السياسية ناتجة عن فشلها الذريع.‎
      The politician nadīm al-jābirī has on Friday drawn [attention] to the patent disagreements in the Shia alliance, most notably the alliances for the campaign for the election of the coming year, judging that there is no common vision about the constituents of the national alliance over the national affairs and the splits in the political blocs arising from their abject failure.
  3. to turn, to twist, to wring
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root ل ف ت (l-f-t) in the sense of twisting or wringing out of the ground, "to pull up or extract". Compare Hebrew לֶפֶת (lefet, turnip), Classical Syriac ܠܰܦܬܳܐ (laftā, turnip), and Akkadian 𒇻𒊬 (laptu, liptu, turnip).

Noun[edit]

لِفْت (liftm

  1. turnip (Brassica rapa subsp. rapa)
  2. similar plants
    1. kale (Brassica oleracea var. acephala)
    2. rape, rutabaga (Brassica napus)
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Freytag, Georg (1837), “لفت”, in Lexicon arabico-latinum praesertim ex Djeuharii Firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum operibus adhibitis Golii quoque et aliorum libris confectum (in Latin), volume 4, Halle: C. A. Schwetschke, page 115
  • Lane, Edward William (1863), “لفت”, in Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate, page 2663
  • Wehr, Hans; Kropfitsch, Lorenz (2011), “لفت”, in Arabisches Wörterbuch für die Schriftsprache der Gegenwart (in German), 5th edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, →ISBN, pages 1159–1160

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Noun[edit]

لفت (liftm

  1. turnip

Hijazi Arabic[edit]

لِفْت

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic لِفْت (lift).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

لِفْت (liftm pl

  1. turnip