ماء

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

مَاء

From Proto-Semitic *māy-, from Proto-Afroasiatic *maʾ-. reanalyzed in the plural as if from root م و ه(m-w-h).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /maːʔ/
  • (with nunation)
    (file)

Noun[edit]

مَاء (māʾm (dual مَاءَان(māʾān) or مَاوَان(māwān) or مَايَان(māyān), plural مِيَاه(miyāh) or أَمْوَاه(ʾamwāh))

  1. (usually uncountable) water
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Algerian Arabic: ما()
  • Andalusian Arabic: ما()
  • Baharna Arabic: مي(me)
  • Chadian Arabic: المي(almi)
  • Egyptian Arabic: مية(máyya)
  • Gulf Arabic: ماي(māy)
  • Hassaniya: ما(ma)
  • Hijazi Arabic: موية(mōya)
  • Iraqi Arabic: ماي(māy)
  • Libyan Arabic: مي(me)
  • Maltese: ilma
  • Moroccan Arabic: ما()
  • North Levantine Arabic: مَي(may)
  • Sudanese Arabic: موية(mōya)
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References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “موه”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Etymology 2[edit]

Onomatopoeic and from the root م و ء(m-w-ʾ).

Verb[edit]

مَاءَ (māʾa) I, non-past يَمُوءُ‎‎ (yamūʾu)

  1. to meow
Conjugation[edit]