fatha

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See also: fatHa, fatḥa, and faþa

English[edit]

A fatḥa

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed 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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Examples

دَ (da)/da/.
دَا () or دَى ()/daː/

fatha (plural fathas)

  1. In Arabic script, the vowel point for a, appearing as a diagonal line placed above a letter ( ـَ ) and designating a short a /a/. If the Arabic letters ا (‎أَلِف (ʾalif)) or ى (‎أَلِف مَقْصُورَة (ʾalif maqṣūra)) immediately follow, it indicates a long ā /aː/.
  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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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic فَتْحَة (fatḥa, an opening)

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fatha m, f (plural fathas)

  1. fatha