مداد

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root م د د(m-d-d), whence مَدَّ(madda, to extend, stretch, spread out).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

مِدَاد (midādm (plural أَمِدَّة(ʾamidda))

  1. ink
    Synonym: حِبْر(ḥibr)
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 18:109:
      قُل لَّوْ كَانَ الْبَحْرُ مِدَادًا لِّكَلِمَاتِ رَبِّي لَنَفِدَ الْبَحْرُ قَبْلَ أَن تَنفَدَ كَلِمَاتُ رَبِّي وَلَوْ جِئْنَا بِمِثْلِهِ مَدَدًا
      Say, "If the sea were ink for [writing] the words of my Lord, the sea would be exhausted before the words of my Lord were exhausted, even if We brought the like of it as a supplement."
  2. dung, manure
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:براز
  3. lamp oil

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Descendants[edit]

  • Moroccan Arabic: مداد(mdād)
  • Persian: مداد(medâd)

References[edit]

  • Dozy, Reinhart Pieter Anne (1881) , “مداد”, in Supplément aux dictionnaires arabes (in French), volume 2, Leiden: E. J. Brill, pages 573–574
  • Kazimirski, Albin de Biberstein (1860) , “مداد”, in Dictionnaire arabe-français contenant toutes les racines de la langue arabe, leurs dérivés, tant dans l’idiome vulgaire que dans l’idiome littéral, ainsi que les dialectes d’Alger et de Maroc (in French), volume 2, Paris: Maisonneuve et Cie, page 1076
  • Wehr, Hans; Kropfitsch, Lorenz (1985) , “مداد”, in Arabisches Wörterbuch für die Schriftsprache der Gegenwart (in German), 5th edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, published 2011, →ISBN, page 1192

Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مِدَاد(midād).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mdaːd/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

مداد (mdādm (plural مدادات(mdādāt))

  1. ink

Persian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic مِدَاد(midād, ink). Displaced native زکاب(zakâb).

Noun[edit]

Dari Persian پنسل
Iranian Persian مداد
Tajik қалам (qalam)

مداد (medâd)

  1. pencil
    Synonym: زکاب(zakâb)

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