مدة

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root م د د (m-d-d).

Noun[edit]

مُدَّة (muddaf (plural مُدَد (mudad))

  1. period of time, interval
  2. duration
  3. term (limited period of time)

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

مَدَّة (maddaf

  1. maddah (Arabic diacritic placed over alif, indicating a glottal stop followed by a long vowel)

Declension[edit]

Preposition[edit]

مُدَّةَ (muddata)

  1. during, within, in the course of
    فَأَسْرَعَ جُحَا إِلَى حِذَائِهِ... لَبِسَهُ... وَمَشَى مُدَّةَ سَاعَتَيْنِ... ثُمَّ جَلَسَ وَحِيدًا بَعْدَ أَنْ تَعِبَ مِنْ الْمَشْيِ...‏‎ ― faʾasraʿa juḥā ʾilā ḥiḏāʾihi... labisahu... wamašā muddata sāʿatayni... ṯumma jalasa waḥīdan baʿda ʾan taʿiba min al-mašyi...So Joha hurried to his shoes... put them on... walked for two hours... then he sat alone after he got tired of walking...

References[edit]

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “مد”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-003-4