ريه ز زا


Alphabetical letter ز

The eleventh letter of the alphabet; commonly called زَاىٌ, and sometimes زَآءٌ, [and زًا, and زَا, (see زَاىٌ in art. زوى,)] and زَىٌّ, and زَىْ. (MF.) It is one of the letters termed مَجْهُورَة [or vocal, i. e. pronounced with the voice, and not with the breath only]; and of the letters termed أَسِلَيَّة, because proceeding from the tip of the tongue. (TA.) Az says that it is not conjoined with in any Arabic word. (TA.) It is substituted for س and for ; as in يَزْدِلُ for يَسْدِلُ, and يَزْدُقُ for يَصْدُقُ: and in the Tes-heel it is said that it is sometimes interchanged [with س] after ج, as in جُسْتُ خِلَالَ الدِّيَارِ for جُزْتُ; and after ر, as in رَسَبَ and رَزَبَ: which interchange, accord. to MF, is said to be of the dial. of Kelb; or, as Et-Toosee says, of the dial. of 'Odhrah and Kaab and Benul-'Ambar. (TA.)

word: ز(dissociation - B1)

[As a numeral, ز denotes Seven.]