نصف

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Arabic numbers (edit)
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    Cardinal: ⁧اِثْنَان(iṯnān)
    Ordinal: ⁧ثَانٍ(ṯānin)
    Multiplier: ⁧ثُنَائِيّ(ṯunāʔiyy), ⁧مُثَنًّى(muṯannan)
    Distributive: ⁧ثُنَاءَ(ṯunāʔa), ⁧مَثْنَى(maṯnā)
    Fractional: ⁧نِصْف(niṣf)

From the root ⁧ن ص ف(n-ṣ-f).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nisˤf/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

نِصْفorنُصْف (niṣf or nuṣfm (pluralأَنْصَاف(ʔanṣāf))

  1. half, a half, semi-, hemi-
  2. middle
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Egyptian Arabic: ⁧نص(nuṣṣ)
  • Gulf Arabic: ⁧نص(niṣṣ)
  • Hijazi Arabic: ⁧نص(neṣṣ)
  • Maltese: nofs
  • Moroccan Arabic: ⁧نص(nuṣṣ)
  • North Levantine Arabic: ⁧نص(nuṣṣ)
  • South Levantine Arabic: ⁧نص(nuṣṣ)
  • Ottoman Turkish: ⁧نصف(nısf)
  • Persian: ⁧نصف(nesf)
  • Swahili: nusu
See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

نَصْفُ (naṣfu) (form I)

  1. first-person plural non-past active jussive of صَفَا(ṣafā)

Verb[edit]

نُصْفَ (nuṣfa) (form I)

  1. first-person plural non-past passive jussive of صَفَا(ṣafā)

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

نَصِفُ (naṣifu) (form I)

  1. first-person plural non-past active indicative of وَصَفَ(waṣafa)

Verb[edit]

نَصِفَ (naṣifa) (form I)

  1. first-person plural non-past active subjunctive of وَصَفَ(waṣafa)

Verb[edit]

نَصِفْ (naṣif) (form I)

  1. first-person plural non-past active jussive of وَصَفَ(waṣafa)

Persian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabicنِصْف(niṣf).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Readings
Classical reading? nisf
Dari reading? nisf
Iranian reading? nesf
Tajik reading? nisf

Noun[edit]

Dari نصف
Iranian Persian
Tajik нисф

نصف (nesf)

  1. half
    Synonym:نیم(nim)