مسك

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root م س ك ‎(m-s-k).

Verb[edit]

مَسَكَ ‎(masaka) I, non-past يَمْسُكُ or يَمْسِكُ‎ (yamsuku or yamsiku)

  1. to grab, grasp, clutch, clasp, seize, take hold
  2. to hold
  3. to stick, cling, adhere, hang on
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References[edit]
  • Wehr, Hans (1976), “مسك”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 3rd edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, ISBN 0-87950-001-8

Verb[edit]

مَسَّكَ ‎(massaka) II, non-past يُمَسِّكُ‎ (yumassiku)

  1. to have someone seize or hold something
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Noun[edit]

مَسْك ‎(maskm

  1. verbal noun of مَسَكَ ‎(masaka) (form I)
  2. seizure, grip, hold
  3. keeping (bookkeeping, etc.)
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Adjective[edit]

مُسُك ‎(musuk) ‎(feminine مُسُكَة ‎(musuka), masculine plural مُسَكَة ‎(musaka))

  1. grasping, greedy, avaricious
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Iranian *musk. Compare Persian مشک ‎(mošk, musk) and Middle Persian mwšk' ‎(mušk, musk).

Noun[edit]

مِسْك ‎(miskm, f

  1. musk
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Etymology 3[edit]

Denominal verb from مِسْك ‎(misk, musk).

Verb[edit]

مَسَّكَ ‎(massaka) II, non-past يُمَسِّكُ‎ (yumassiku)

  1. to scent with musk
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