Arabic for handful
handful – feminine singular
The Arabic word ﺣَﻔﻨَﺔ means handful. It is pronounced Hafna.
The Arabic word word for handful can also be conjugated:
handful – feminine plural
Using the word handful
I do not like cowards, I scatter them like a handful of dust.4
I gave the hen a handful of wheat.
The rabbit ate a handful of hay.
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The root of the word handful consists of three Arabic letters:
that is written ﺡ
and pronounced H
that is written ﻑ
and pronounced f
that is written ﻥ
and pronounced n
Words with the same root letters
are often related.
Word related to handful
All letters in handful
The Arabic word for handful consists of: The letter Ha that is written ﺡ ( here ﺣـ ) and pronounced H 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 fa that is written ﻑ ( here ـﻔـ ) and pronounced f and is a part of the root of the word. The letter nun that is written ﻥ ( here ـﻨـ ) and pronounced n 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 ﺣَﻔﻨَﺔ and pronounced Hafna.
The pattern for handful
fa3la becomes Hafna
We have seen that the Arabic word for handful is written ﺣَﻔﻨَﺔ and pronounced Hafna. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1
. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3la where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3la and the root letters are H, f and n, the word becomes Hafna.
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 handful