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كتب

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Arabic

Etymology

ك ت ب (IPA: /k-t-b/) (Other: k-t-b)

Verb

كَتَبَ (kátaba) (verb form I)

  1. to write, to pen, to write down, to inscribe, to enter, to record, to register
  2. to compose, to draw up, to draft
  3. to bequeath
  4. to prescribe
  5. to foreordain, to destine

كتّب (káttaba) (verb form II) (causative)

  1. to cause to write, to make someone write
  2. to deploy in squadrons

كاتب (kātaba) (verb form III) (conative)

  1. to keep up a correspondence, to correspond with

أكتب (’áktaba) (verb form IV) (causative)

  1. to dictate something to, to make someone write

تكاتب (takātaba) (verb form VI) (reciprocal)

  1. to write to each other

انكتب (inkátaba) (verb form VII) (reflexive)

  1. to subscribe

اكتتب (iktátaba) (verb form VIII) (reflexive, passive)

  1. to write something
  2. to copy something, to make a copy
  3. to enter one’s name
  4. to subscribe
  5. to contribute (money)
  6. to be entered, recorded, registered

استكتب (istáktaba) (verb form X)

  1. to ask someone to write
  2. to dictate
  3. to have someone write
  4. to have a copy made

Conjugation

يَكْتُبُ (Imperfect indicative) (verb form I)

singular dual plural
1st person أكْتُبُ نَكْتُبُ
2nd person m تَكْتُبُ تَكْتُبَانِ تَكْتُبُونَ
2nd person f تَكْتُبِينَ تَكْتُبَانِ تَكْتُبْنَ
3rd person m يَكْتُبُ يَكْتُبَانِ يَكْتُبُونَ
3rd person f تَكْتُبُ تَكْتُبَانِ يَكْتُبْنَ

كَتَبَ (Perfect indicative) (verb form I)

singular dual plural
1st person كَتَبْتُ كَتَبْنَا
2nd person m كَتَبْتَ كَتَبْتُمَا كَتَبْتُمْ
2nd person f كَتَبْتِ كَتَبْتُمَا كَتَبْتُنَّ
3rd person m كَتَبَ كَتَبَا كَتَبُوا
3rd person f كَتَبَتْ كَتَبَتَا كَتَبْنَ

يَكْتُبَ (Imperfect subjunctive) (verb form I)

singular dual plural
1st person أَكْتُبَ نَكْتُبَ
2nd person m تَكْتُبَ تَكْتُبَا تَكْتُبُوا
2nd person f تَكْتُبِي تَكْتُبَا تَكْتُبْنَ
3rd person m يَكْتُبَ يَكْتُبَا يَكْتُبُوا
3rd person f تَكْتُبَ تَكْتُبَا يَكْتُبْنَ

يَكْتُبْ (Imperfect jussive) (verb form I)

singular dual plural
1st person أكْتُبْ نَكْتُبْ
2nd person m تَكْتُبْ تَكْتُبَا تَكْتُبُوا
2nd person f تَكْتُبِي تَكْتُبَا تَكْتُبْنَ
3rd person m يَكْتُبْ يَكْتُبَا يَكْتُبُوا
3rd person f تَكْتُبْ تَكْتُبَا يَكْتُبْنَ

يُكْتَبُ (Passive imperfect indicative) (verb form I)

singular dual plural
1st person أُكْتَبُ نُكْتَبُ
2nd person m تُكْتَبُ تُكْتَبَانِ تُكْتَبُونَ
2nd person f تُكْتَبِينَ تُكْتَبَانِ تُكْتَبْنَ
3rd person m يُكْتَبُ يُكْتَبَانِ يُكْتَبُونَ
3rd person f تُكْتَبُ تُكْتَبَانِ يُكْتَبْنَ

كُتِبَ (Passive perfect indicative) (verb form I)

singular dual plural
1st person كُتِبْتُ كُتِبْنَا
2nd person m كُتْبِتَ كُتِبْتُمَا كُتِبْتُمْ
2nd person f كُتِبْتِ كُتِبْتُمَا كُتِبْتُنَّ
3rd person m كُتِبَ كُتِبَا كُتِبُوا
3rd person f كُتِبَتْ كُتِبَتَا كُتِبْنَ

يُكْتَبَ (Passive subjunctive) (verb form I)

singular dual plural
1st person أُكْتَبَ نُكْتَبَ
2nd person m تُكْتَبَ تُكْتَبَا تُكْتَبُوا
2nd person f تُكْتَبِي تُكْتَبَا تُكْتَبْنَ
3rd person m يُكْتَبَ يُكْتَبَا يُكْتَبُوا
3rd person f تُكْتَبَ تُكْتَبَا يُكْتَبْنَ

يُكْتَبْ (Passive jussive) (verb form I)

singular dual plural
1st person أُكْتَبْ نُكْتَبْ
2nd person m تُكْتَبْ تُكْتَبَا تُكْتَبُوا
2nd person f تُكْتَبِي تُكْتَبَا تُكْتَبْنَ
3rd person m يُكْتَبْ يُكْتَبَا يُكْتَبُوا
3rd person f تُكْتَبْ تُكْتَبَا يُكْتَبْنَ

أُكْتُبْ (Imperative) (verb form I)

singular dual plural
2nd person m أُكْتُبْ أُكْتُبَا أُكْتُبُوا
2nd person f أُكْتُبِي أُكْتُبَا أُكْتُبْنَ

Noun

كُتُب (kútub) (plural of كتاب)

  1. pieces of writing, records, papers
  2. letters, notes, messages
  3. documents, deed, contracts
  4. books

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