Arabic for ancient times

qidam
ﻗِﺪَﻡ
ancient times – masculine singular

The Arabic word for ancient times is pronounced qidam and written ﻗِﺪَﻡ.

Category: history
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun
Important letters:
The root of the word ancient times consists of three Arabic letters: qaf that is written and pronounced q, dal that is written and pronounced d and mim that is written and pronounced m. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to ancient times

All letters in ancient times

ﻗِﺪَﻡ
ﻗـ
ـﺪ
 
ﻗـ
ـﺪ
 
ﻗـ
ـﻘـ
ـﻖ
ـﺪ
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
 
qaf
q
dal
d
mim
m
 
 
The Arabic word for ancient times consists of: The letter qaf that is written ﻕ ( here ﻗـ ) and pronounced q 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 dal that is written ﺩ ( here ـﺪ ) and pronounced d 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 mim that is written ﻡ and pronounced m and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﻗِﺪَﻡ and pronounced qidam.
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 ancient times

fi3al becomes qidam

We have seen that the Arabic word for ancient times is written ﻗِﺪَﻡ and pronounced qidam. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fi3al where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fi3al and the root letters are q, d and m, the word becomes qidam.
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 ancient times