مشاية

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Tool noun from the verb مَشَى(mašā, to walk)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

مَشَّايَة (maššāyaf (plural مَشَّايَات(maššāyāt))

  1. carpet to walk upon such as a doormat, runner
    Synonym: دَوَّاسَة(dawwāsa)
  2. treadmill, a fitness device to run upon
  3. walking frame, walker
  4. corridorhallway, passway, bridge etc.
  5. sole of a shoe, footwear

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Armenian: մաշիկ (mašik)
  • Georgian: მაშია (mašia)

Further reading[edit]

  • Behnstedt, Peter; Woidich, Manfred, editors (2012) Wortatlas der arabischen Dialekte – Band II: Materielle Kultur (Handbook of Oriental Studies – Handbuch der Orientalistik; 100/II) (in German), Leiden: Brill, pages 204, 209, 217

Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
م ش ي

From Arabic مَشَّايَة(maššāya).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

مشاية (maššāyaf (plural مشاشي(mšāši) or مشايات(maššāyāt))

  1. slippers, flip-flops