Arabic for knowledge

ma3rifa
ﻣَﻌﺮِﻓَﺔ
knowledge – feminine singular

The Arabic word for knowledge is pronounced ma3rifa and written ﻣَﻌﺮِﻓَﺔ.

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Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word knowledge

Important letters:
The root of the word knowledge consists of three Arabic letters: ayn that is written and pronounced 3, ra that is written and pronounced r and fa that is written and pronounced f. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to knowledge

All letters in knowledge

ﻣَﻌﺮِﻓَﺔ
ﻣـ
ـﻌـ
ـﺮ
ﻓـ
ـﺔ
 
ﻣـ
ـﻌـ
ـﺮ
ﻓـ
ـﺔ
 
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
ﻋـ
ـﻌـ
ـﻊ
ـﺮ
ﻓـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻒ
ـﺔ
 
mim
m
ayn
3
ra
r
fa
f
ta marbuta
 
 
The Arabic word for knowledge consists of: The letter mim that is written ﻡ ( here ﻣـ ) and pronounced m. The short vowel a that is written as the sign َ above the letter. The letter ayn that is written ﻉ ( here ـﻌـ ) and pronounced 3 and is a part of the root of the word. The letter ra that is written ﺭ ( here ـﺮ ) and pronounced r and is a part of the root of the word. The short vowel i that is written as the sign ِ under the letter. The letter fa that is written ﻑ ( here ﻓـ ) and pronounced f and is a part of the root of the word. The short vowel a that is written as the sign َ above the letter. The letter ta marbuta that is written ﺓ ( here ـﺔ ) and pronounced . Therefore, the word is writen ﻣَﻌﺮِﻓَﺔ and pronounced ma3rifa.
Arabic is written from right to left. Short vowels are placed above or under the letters, the are usually omitted.
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The pattern for knowledge

maf3ila becomes ma3rifa

We have seen that the Arabic word for knowledge is written ﻣَﻌﺮِﻓَﺔ and pronounced ma3rifa. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure maf3ila where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is maf3ila and the root letters are 3, r and f, the word becomes ma3rifa.
All Arabic words with the same pattern follow the same structure. If you know the pattern and root of a word, you can often guess its meaning. Learn more about Arabic word patterns

Words with the same pattern as knowledge