ليف

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Etymology[edit]

From the root ل ف ف(l-f-f) meaning "to fold up or roll up in", "to wrap or envelop", "an envelope of a plant, a pericarp or glume".

Noun[edit]

لِيف (līfm (collective, singulative لِيفَة(līfa), plural أَلْيَاف(ʾalyāf))

  1. fibres, spongy interior of a plant
  2. sponge as tool
  3. Luffa gen. et spp.

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Verb[edit]

لَيَّفَ (layyafa) II, non-past يُلَيِّفُ‎‎ (yulayyifu)

  1. to have much fibre
  2. to rub with fibre or a sponge

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References[edit]

  • Freytag, Georg (1837), “ليف”, 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 141
  • Wehr, Hans; Kropfitsch, Lorenz (1985), “ليف”, in Arabisches Wörterbuch für die Schriftsprache der Gegenwart (in German), 5th edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, published 2011, →ISBN, page 1177