Arabic Word A Day

March 9, 2007

(كمل) – kamula – Arabic Word A Day

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(كمل) – kamula, Kamila, & Kamala* – verb

Definitions:

  1. to become whole, entire
  2. to be finished, done
  3. to be concluded, come to a close, to reach

Examples:

  1. kamala al-kitab (كمل الكتاب); The book has finished.
  2. kamula Nisa_bu ‘l-Zakati ‘indi (كمل نصاب الزكاة عندي); I’ve reached the limit for zakat liability.
  3. Kamula min al-Rijal Kathir wa ma kamula min al-nisa_’ illa maryamu bintu ‘imra_n (كمل من الرجال كثير ، وما كمل من النساء إلا مريم بنت عمران …) – Bukhari from Abu Musa.

Etymology:

n/a

* Nuances between the three were not discussed.

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