Arabic for neck

3unq
ﻋُﻨﻖ
neck – masculine singular

The Arabic word for neck is pronounced 3unq and written ﻋُﻨﻖ.

Category: anatomy
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word neck

Important letters:
The root of the word neck consists of three Arabic letters: ayn that is written and pronounced 3, nun that is written and pronounced n and qaf that is written and pronounced q. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to neck

All letters in neck

ﻋُﻨﻖ
ﻋـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻖ
 
ﻋـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻖ
 
ﻋـ
ـﻌـ
ـﻊ
ﻧـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻦ
ﻗـ
ـﻘـ
ـﻖ
 
ayn
3
nun
n
qaf
q
 
 
The Arabic word for neck consists of: The letter ayn that is written ﻉ ( here ﻋـ ) and pronounced 3 and is a part of the root of the word. The short vowel u that is written as the sign ُ above the letter. The letter nun that is written ﻥ ( here ـﻨـ ) and pronounced n and is a part of the root of the word. The letter qaf that is written ﻕ ( here ـﻖ ) and pronounced q and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﻋُﻨﻖ and pronounced 3unq.
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 neck

fu3l becomes 3unq

We have seen that the Arabic word for neck is written ﻋُﻨﻖ and pronounced 3unq. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fu3l where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fu3l and the root letters are 3, n and q, the word becomes 3unq.
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 neck