Arabic for excavation

naqb
ﻧَﻘﺐ
excavation – masculine singular

The Arabic word ﻧَﻘﺐ means excavation. It is pronounced naqb.

Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

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

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All letters in excavation

ﻧَﻘﺐ
ﻧـ
ـﻘـ
ـﺐ
 
ﻧـ
ـﻘـ
ـﺐ
 
ﻧـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻦ
ﻗـ
ـﻘـ
ـﻖ
ﺑـ
ـﺒـ
ـﺐ
 
nun
n
qaf
q
beh
b
 
 
The Arabic word for excavation consists of: The letter nun that is written ﻥ ( here ﻧـ ) 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 qaf that is written ﻕ ( here ـﻘـ ) and pronounced q and is a part of the root of the word. The letter beh that is written ﺏ ( here ـﺐ ) and pronounced b and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﻧَﻘﺐ and pronounced naqb.
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 excavation

fa3l becomes naqb

We have seen that the Arabic word for excavation is written ﻧَﻘﺐ and pronounced naqb. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3l where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3l and the root letters are n, q and b, the word becomes naqb.
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

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