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July 31, 2007

Posts will resume

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Due to extenuating circumstances we have had to delay posts for the time being.

Posts will resume sometime mid-September/ beginning of August.

Our apologies.

July 14, 2007

(فصل) – Fasl – Arabic Word A Day

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(فصل) – faSl – noun – Pl. (فصول) fuSu_l

Meanings

  1. section, part, chapter
  2. season
  3. classroom

Examples

  1. tajidu kala_mahu fi ‘l-faSli ‘l-tha_ni min ‘l-kita_b
    (تجد كلامه في الفصل الثاني من الكتاب);
    You’ll find his speech in the second section of the book.
  2. dakhalna_ faSla ‘l-rabi_’
    (دخلنا فصل الربيع);
    We’ve entered spring.
  3. al-Tulla_bu fi ‘l-faSli
    (الطلاب في الفصل);
    The students are in the classroom.

Etymology

The three letter root (ف ص ل) gives the meaning of distinguishing one thing from another, as well as separating it from something else. From this root comes the name FaySal, which means a judge. From this root comes the word “mifSal” which is a name for the tongue (in that through its use speech is distinguished) and is also the word for a joint. [ibn fa_ris, Maq_yi_s al-Lugha]

July 13, 2007

(وصل) waSala – Arabic Word A Day

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(وصل) waSala – verb

Meanings

  1. to connect, to join
  2. to establish a connection
  3. to reach

Examples

  1. yasilu hadha ‘l-sha_ri’ bi ‘l-tari_qi ‘l-‘a_m
    (يصل هذا الشارع بالطريق العام);
    This street connects with the main road.
  2. wasalani_ al-khiTa_b
    (وصلني الخطاب);
    I have received the letter.
  3. wasalahu al-khabar
    (وصله الخبر);
    He received the news.

July 12, 2007

(ريف) – Arabic Word A Day

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(ريف) ri_fun – noun, pl. (أرياف) arya_f

Meanings:

  1. the countryside

Examples

  1. za_ra ‘amrun al-ri_fa
    (زار عمروٌ الريف);
    Amr visited the countryside.
  2. al-ri_fu jamilu ‘l-Tabi_’ah
    (الريف جميل الطبيعة);
    The countryside has beautiful landscapes.

July 11, 2007

(بيت) Baytun – Arabic Word A Day

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(بيت) Baytun – noun, pl. (بيوت) buyu_t, (أبيات) abya_t

Meanings

  1. house, home
  2. verse (as in poetry)

Examples

  1. wa inna awhana al-buyu_ti labaytu ‘l-‘ankabu_t…
    (َإِنَّ أَوْهَنَ الْبُيُوتِ لَبَيْتُ الْعَنكَبُوتِ);
    “…and indeed the weakest of houses is that of the spider…” – Quran 29:41
  2. hafiZtu baytan min abya_ti sh’irihi ‘l-jami_l
    (حفظت بيتا من أبيات شعره الجميل);
    I memorized a verse from the verses of his beautiful poetry.

July 10, 2007

(كتاب) – Kita_bun – Arabic Word A Day

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(كتاب) – kita_bun, pl. kutub (كتب)

Meanings

  1. book
  2. record

Examples

  1. inna kita_ba ‘l-abra_ri la fi ‘illiyyi_n
    (كَلَّا إِنَّ كِتَابَ الْأَبْرَارِ لَفِي عِلِّيِّينَ);
    “Verily, the record of the righteous is in Heaven most high…” Quran 83:18
  2. hadha_ kita_buna_ yanTiqu ‘alaykum bi ‘l-Haqq
    (هَذَا كِتَابُنَا يَنطِقُ عَلَيْكُم بِالْحَقّ);
    “This is our book, which testifies against you truthfully…” – Quran 45:29

 

July 9, 2007

(حيوان) – Hayawa_n – Arabic Word A Day

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(حيوان) – Hayawa_n, noun pl. hayawa_na_t (حيوانات)

Meanings

  1. animal
  2. living creature

Examples

  1. dhahabna_ ila_ hadi_qati ‘l-Hayawa_na_t
    (ذهبنا إلى حديقة الحيوانات);
    We went to the zoo.
  2. al-insa_nu Hayawanun na_Tiq
    (الانسان حيوان ناطق);
    Man is a speaking, living creature.

 

July 8, 2007

(هات) – Arabic Word A Day

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(هات) – ha_ta , noun

Meanings

  1. give
  2. bring (me)

Examples

  1. ha_ta ‘l-kita_b
    (هات الكتاب);
    Give [me] the book.
  2. “wa hal jawa_bu ha_ta illa_ ha_ka?”
    (وهل جواب هات إلا هاك؟);
    And is the answer to give, anything but here you are?

July 7, 2007

(أنا) ana – Arabic Word A Day

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(أنا) ana, noun

Meanings

  1. I

Examples

  1. Ana min ‘l-gharb
    (أنا من الغرب);
    I am from the west.
  2. ana min al-Si_n
    (أنا من الصين);
    I am from China.

Etymology/Notes

n/a

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