ملح

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-West Semitic *milḥ-. Cognate with Hebrew מלח (melaḥ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

مِلْح (milḥm (plural أَمْلَاح (ʔamlāḥ) or مِلَاح (milāḥ) or مِلَح (milaḥ) or مِلْحَة (milḥa))

  1. salt
  2. salt water
  3. wit, intellect
  4. knowledge
  5. scholar
  6. beauty, loveliness, grace
  7. oath
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Gulf Arabic: ملح (milḥ)
  • Moroccan Arabic: ملح
  • Maltese: melħ
References[edit]
References[edit]

Lane, Edward William (1863) “ملح”, in Arabic-English Lexicon[2], London: Williams & Norgate Kazimirski, Albin de Biberstein (1860) “ملح”, 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[3] (in French), Paris: Maisonneuve et Cie

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

مِلْح (milḥ)

  1. salty, saline
    Synonym: مَالِح (māliḥ)
References[edit]
  • Wehr, Hans (1979) “ملح”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مِلْح (milḥ, salt).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

مْلَح or مَلْح (mlaḥ or malḥm (plural ملحة (malḥa))

  1. salt

Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic مِلْح (milḥ, salt).

Noun[edit]

ملح (milh)

  1. salt, a common substance chemically consisting of sodium chloride
    Synonyms: طوز (tuz), نمك (nemek)
  2. (chemistry) salt, one of the compounds formed from the reaction of an acid with a base
  3. (figuratively) wit, intellect, knowledge, learning
  4. (figuratively) salt of the earth, a decent, dependable, unpretentious person

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South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Root
م ل ح
3 terms

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مِلْح (milḥ, salt).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /malħ/, [ˈma.l(ɪ)ħ]
  • IPA(key): /milħ/, [ˈmi.l(ɪ)ħ]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

ملح (malḥm

  1. salt

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