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Discussion in 'العربية (Arabic)' started by suma, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. suma Senior Member

    English, USA
    What's the etymology of this word? Is it from a quadrilateral root?
    Is it MSA or colloquial?
  2. analeeh Senior Member

    English - UK
    Without context it's quite difficult to tell. خَبطة is 'blow, coup' and is an اسم مرة from خبَط 'beat, strike'. There's also another word لخبطة 'confusion' which is a quadriliteral ma6dar.

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