fatha

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English[edit]

A fatḥa

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Arabic فَتْحَة ‎(fatḥa, an opening), instance noun of the verbal noun فَتْح ‎(fatḥ, opening) of the verb فَتَحَ ‎(fataḥa, to open). Refers to the mouth position when pronuncing the /a/ vowel.

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دَ /da/.
scArab or دَى /dā/ [daː].

fatha ‎(plural fathas)

  1. In Arabic script, the vowel point for "a", appearing as a diagonal line placed above a letter and designating a short /a/: ـَ. If the Arabic letters ا (ʾalif) or ى (ʾalif maqṣūra) immediately follow, it indicates a long /ā/.
  2. The vowel designated by this mark.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Alteration of father.

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fatha ‎(plural fathas)

  1. (Geordie) father

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