مصر

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See also: مضر

Arabic[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From a common Semitic source; compare Hebrew מִצְרַיִם(miṣráyim), Ugaritic 𐎎𐎕𐎗𐎎 (mṣrm), and Akkadian 𒈪𒄑𒊑𒄿 (miṣru) or 𒈬𒀫 (muṣru). The ending in Hebrew and Ugaritic is the standard dual form, perhaps related to the ancient conceptualization of Egypt as two realms: Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. The sense of Cairo stemming from the earlier settlement مِصْرُ الفُسْطَاط(miṣru l-fusṭāṭ, the Civil Center of Assembly, literally of the large camel-hair tents, assembly halls) that was incorporated.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /misˤr/
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

مِصْر (miṣrf

  1. Egypt (a country in North Africa and Western Asia)
  2. (dialectal, Egypt) Cairo (a city in Egypt)
Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

مِصْر (miṣrm (plural أَمْصَار(ʾamṣār))

  1. border, boundary, limit, march, neighboring territory
  2. separate area, district, province, city-state
  3. big city, metropolis, capital
  4. garrison town, a military fort, an incorporated area; a colony often to establish regional control, a civilizing or cultural settlement,
    1. (in the Dual) Kufa and Basra; Fustat and Kairouan
Declension[edit]

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Etymology 2[edit]

Derived from the active participle of أَصَرّ(ʾaṣarr, to persist in), from the root ص ر ر(ṣ-r-r).

Adjective[edit]

مُصِرّ (muṣirr) (feminine مُصِرَّة(muṣirra), masculine plural مُصِرُّون(muṣirrūn), feminine plural مُصِرَّات(muṣirrāt))

  1. insistent
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Denominal verb from مِصْر(miṣr, metropolis).

Verb[edit]

مَصَّرَ (maṣṣara) II, non-past يُمَصِّرُ‎‎ (yumaṣṣiru)

  1. to found, to build, to settle, to civilize, to colonize
Conjugation[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
  • تَمْصِير(tamṣīr, settlement, civilization, colonization; Egyptianization)

References[edit]

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

Hijazi Arabic[edit]

مَصُر
عَلَم مَصُر

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مِصْر(miṣr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /masˤur/, [masˤʊr]

Proper noun[edit]

مَصُر (maṣurf

  1. Egypt (a country in North Africa and Western Asia)

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Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مِصْر(miṣr).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /misˤr/, /misˤɪr/

Proper noun[edit]

مِصْر or مِصِر (miṣr or miṣerf

  1. Egypt (a country in North Africa and Western Asia)

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Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Arabic مِصْر(miṣr, Egypt).

Proper noun[edit]

مصر (mısır)

  1. Egypt (a country in North Africa and Western Asia)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

مصر (mısır)

  1. maize, corn
Descendants[edit]
  • Turkish: mısır
  • Albanian: misër

Pashto[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مِصْر(miṣr).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

مصر (misrm

  1. Egypt (a country in North Africa and Western Asia)

Persian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مِصْر(miṣr).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Dari Persian مصر
Iranian Persian
Tajik Миср (Misr)

مصر (mesr)

  1. Egypt (a country in North Africa and Western Asia)

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Urdu[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مِصْر(miṣr).

Proper noun[edit]

مصر (misrf (Hindi spelling मिस्र)

  1. Egypt (a country in North Africa and Western Asia)