1. In Arabic script, the vowel point for "a", appearing as a diagonal line placed above a letter and designating a short /a/: . If the Arabic letters (ʾalif) or (ʾalif maqsura) immediately follow, it indicates a long /a/.
  2. The vowel designated by this mark.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. father
  2. Alternative spellings of fathah.

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