وصيف

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Egyptian wdpw (waiter, servant).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

وَصِيف (waṣīfm (plural وُصَفَاء (wuṣafāʾ))

  1. a young man
  2. slave, serf
  3. servant

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loprieno, Antonio (1995) Ancient Egyptian: A Linguistic Introduction, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 32

Libyan Arabic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

وصيف (wṣīfm

  1. slave, serf
  2. (pejorative) black man