مطر

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root م ط ر(m-ṭ-r).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

مَطَرَ (maṭara) I, non-past يَمْطُرُ‎‎ (yamṭuru)

  1. to rain (to have rain fall from the sky)
  2. to rain, to shower with rain
  3. to pour out, to shower, to douse
  4. to render, to do (e.g., a favor)
  5. to run swiftly (of a horse), to speed away
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From the root م ط ر(m-ṭ-r), cognate with Hebrew מָטָר(maṭar, rain), Classical Syriac ܡܛܪܐ(maṭar, rain), Ugaritic 𐎎𐎉𐎗 (mṭr), with the Akkadian 𒈪𒋫𒅈𒌑 (/miṭar/, field irrigated by rainwater) appearing only at Ras Shamra, most likely borrowed from West Semitic.

Noun[edit]

مَطَر (maṭarm (plural أَمْطَار(ʾamṭār))

  1. verbal noun of مَطَرَ (maṭara) (form I)
  2. rain
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Adjective[edit]

مَطِر (maṭir) (feminine مَطِرَة(maṭira))

  1. rainy
Declension[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

مَطْر (maṭrm

  1. verbal noun of مَطَرَ (maṭara) (form I)
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Brown, John Pairman (2000) Israel and Hellas (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft; 276), volume II, Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, page 71
  • Dozy, Reinhart Pieter Anne (1881), “مطر”, in Supplément aux dictionnaires arabes (in French), volume 2, Leiden: E. J. Brill, pages 599–600
  • Freytag, Georg (1837), “مطر”, in Lexicon arabico-latinum praesertim ex Djeuharii Firuzabadiique et aliorum Arabum operibus adhibitis Golii quoque et aliorum libris confectum (in Latin), volume 4, Halle: C. A. Schwetschke, page 189
  • Kazimirski, Albin de Biberstein (1860), “مطر”, 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 1122
  • Steingass, Francis Joseph (1884), “مطر”, in The Student's Arabic–English Dictionary[1], London: W.H. Allen, page 1018
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “مطر”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN, page 1072

Gulf Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Arabic مَطَر(maṭar).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

مُطَر (muṭarm (plural اَمْطار(amṭār))

  1. rain

Proper noun[edit]

مُطَر (muṭar)

  1. A Kuwaiti family name; Mutar; Matar

Verb[edit]

مَطَّر (maṭṭar)

  1. to rain