محيط

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from the active participle of the verb أَحَاطَ (ʾaḥāṭa, to surround, enclose, contain, encircle, know completely), from the root ح و ط (ḥ-w-ṭ).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mu.ħiːtˁ/ (Classical Arabic)
  • IPA(key): /mʊħiːtˁ/ (Gulf Arabic)

Adjective[edit]

مُحِيط (muḥīṭ) (feminine مُحِيطَة (muḥīṭa), masculine plural مُحِيطُون (muḥīṭūn))

  1. whole
  2. overall
  3. thorough

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

مُحِيط (muḥīṭm (plural مُحِيطَات (muḥīṭāt))

  1. ocean
  2. surroundings
  3. ecology
  4. circumference
  5. perimeter

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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