ليس

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

لَيْسَ ‎(laysa) I

  1. (copulative) it is not
Usage notes[edit]

This is a defective verb. It has only perfect indicative forms with a present-tense meaning. It governs a noun in the accusative, or takes بِـ(bi-) and the genitive.

لَسْتُ عَالِمًا‎ ― lastu ʿāliman ― I am not learned
لَسْتُ بِعَالِمٍ‎ ― lastu bi-ʿālimin ― I am not learned
Conjugation[edit]
singular dual plural
1st person لَسْتُ(lastu) لَسْنَا(lasnā)
2nd person m لَسْتَ(lasta) لَسْتُمَا(lastumā) لَسْتُمْ(lastum)
2nd person f لَسْتِ(lasti) لَسْتُمَا(lastumā) لَسْتُنَّ(lastunna)
3rd person m لَيْسَ(laysa) لَيْسَا(laysā) لَيْسُوا(laysū)
3rd person f لَيْسَتْ(laysat) لَيْسَتَا(laysatā) لَسْنَ(lasna)

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

لَيِسَ ‎(layisa) I, non-past يَلْيَسُ‎ (yalyasu)

  1. to be valiant, to be brave, to be courageous
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

لَيَس ‎(layasm

  1. verbal noun of لَيِسَ(layisa) (form I)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Adjective[edit]

لِيس ‎(līsm pl

  1. masculine plural of أَلْيَس(ʾalyas)