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March 7, 2007

(عِوَضٌ) – ‘iwaDun – Arabic Word A Day

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(عِوَضٌ) – ‘iwaDun – Noun, pl. ‘awa_Dun (أعواض)


From the root (عاض) which is from (عوض)

  1. to give in exchange, pay as a price
  2. to replace
  3. to substitute
  4. to make up for loss, recompense


  1. dafa’tu ‘iwaDan ‘ishrina dirhamin (دفعت عوضا عشرين درهم): I paid a price of twenty dirhams.
  2. ‘a_Daniya Allahu ‘iwaDan (عَاضَنِي اللهُ منه عِوَضاً): God Recompensed me.
  3. umm al Quran ‘iwaDun min ghayriha wa laysa ghayruha minha ‘iwaD
    (أُمُّ الْقُرْآنِ عِوَضٌ مِنْ غَيْرِهَا وَلَيْسَ غَيْرُهَا مِنْهَا عِوَضٌ): Umm al-Quran is a replacement for other than it, yet nothing else replaces it. – Daraqutni from ‘Ubadah (weak)


From the three letter base (ع و ض) which carries two meanings: 1- a substitute for something. 2- a time [Ibn Faris, Maqayis al-lugha]


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