ʔax n. |dual أخوان ʔaxawāni | pl. إخوة ʔixwat orإخوان ʔixwān|
• brother ▪ أخو زوج ʔaxū ∙ zawj (husband’s brother) brother-in-law ▪ أخو زوجة ʔaxū ∙ zawjat (wife’s brother) brother-in-law ▪ أخوك من صدقك ʔaxūka man ʂadaqaka proverb Your true brother is the one who tells you the truth. ▪ رب أخ لم تلده والدة. rubba ʔaxin lam talidhu wālidatun proverb Some friends are closer than real brothers. (lit. Many of brother wasn’t born of the same mother.)
•إخوان ʔixwān pl. n. brotherhood ▪ جماعة الإخوان المسلمين jamāƐat ∙ alʔixwāni -lmuslimīna, الإخوان المسلمون alʔixwān almuslimūna the Muslim Brotherhood When the first term in an idafa construction, or when suffixed by a pronoun (except for the first-person singular pronoun suffix), the case is marked with a written long vowel: ◊ (nominative) Your brother is here. ◊ (accusative) I see Kareem’s brother. ◊ (genitive) with the girl’s brotherThe Five Nouns 

أخوي ʔaxawīy adj. |elat. أكثر أخوية ʔakŧar ʔaxawīyatan orأكثر تآخيا ʔakŧar taʔāxiyan|
• fraternal, brotherly

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