Definitions

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  • n. In Arabic script, the vowel point for "a", appearing as a diagonal line placed above a letter and designating a short /a/: ـَ. If the Arabic letters ا (ʾalif) or ى (ʾalif maqṣūra) immediately follow, it indicates a long /ā/.
  • n. The vowel designated by this mark.
  • n. father
  • n. Alternative spellings of fathah.

Etymologies

From Arabic فتحة‎‎ (fátḥa) (Wiktionary)
Alteration of father. (Wiktionary)

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