وحش

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root و ح ش(w-ḥ-š).

Noun[edit]

وَحْش (waḥšm (plural وُحُوش(wuḥūš) or وُحْشَان(wuḥšān))

  1. wild animal
  2. monster
  3. beast
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 81:1-14:
      إِذَا ٱلشَّمْسُ كُوِّرَتْ (1) وَإِذَا ٱلنُّجُومُ ٱنْكَدَرَتْ (2) وَإِذَا ٱلْجِبَالُ سُيِّرَتْ (3) وَإِذَا ٱلْعِشَارُ عُطِّلَتْ (4) وَإِذَا ٱلْوُحُوشُ حُشِرَتْ (5) وَإِذَا ٱلْبِحَارُ سُجِّرَتْ (6) وَإِذَا ٱلنُّفُوسُ زُوِّجَتْ (7) وَإِذَا ٱلْمَوْءُودَةُ سُئِلَتْ (8) بِأَيِّ ذَنْبٍ قُتِلَتْ (9) وَإِذَا ٱلصُّحُفُ نُشِرَتْ (10) وَإِذَا ٱلسَّمَاءُ كُشِطَتْ (11) وَإِذَا ٱلْجَحِيمُ سُعِّرَتْ (12) وَإِذَا ٱلْجَنَّةُ أُزْلِفَتْ (13) عَلِمَتْ نَفْسٌ مَا أَحْضَرَتْ (14)‎‎
      ʾiḏā š-šamsu kuwwirat (1) waʾiḏā n-nujūmu nkadarat (2) waʾiḏā l-jibālu suyyirat (3) waʾiḏā l-ʿišāru ʿuṭṭilat (4) waʾiḏā l-wuḥūšu ḥuširat (5) waʾiḏā l-biḥāru sujjirat (6) waʾiḏā n-nufūsu zuwwijat (7) waʾiḏā l-mawʾūdatu suʾilat (8) biʾayyi ḏanbin qutilat (9) waʾiḏā ṣ-ṣuḥufu nuširat (10) waʾiḏā s-samāʾu kušiṭat (11) waʾiḏā l-jaḥīmu suʿʿirat (12) waʾiḏā l-jannatu ʾuzlifat (13) ʿalimat nafsun mā ʾaḥḍarat (14)
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  4. (hunting) game

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Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Maltese: waħx
  • Hebrew: וואחש

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Adjective[edit]

وحش (wiḥš) (feminine وحشة(wiḥša), plural وحشين(wiḥšiin))

  1. bad