ptw / Semitic roots

Examples of words with the root ptw: fatwa, mufti.


West Semitic, to advise.

1. fatwa, from Arabic fatwā, legal opinion, from a verb *fatā, to advise (attested only in derived denominative forms such as ʔaftā, to give a formal legal opinion).
2. mufti1, from Arabic muftī, one who delivers legal opinions, mufti, active participle of ʔaftā (see above).

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