Arabic Word A Day

March 10, 2007

(فِي) – Fi – Arabic Word A Day

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(فِي) – Fi – particle

Definitions:

  1. In; at; on;
  2. near, by
  3. within, during
  4. for the sake of, on behalf of
  5. times (as in multiplied by)

Examples:

  1. al-ma_’u fi ‘l-ka’s (الماءُ في الكأس); The water is in the glass.
  2. Allahu nu_ru ‘l-sama_wa_ti wa ‘l-‘ard; Mathalu nu_rihi ka mishka_tin fi_ha_ miSba_H, al-miSba_H fi zujajah…
    (اللَّهُ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ مَثَلُ نُورِهِ كَمِشْكَاةٍ فِيهَا مِصْبَاحٌ الْمِصْبَاحُ فِي زُجَاجَةٍ)
    God is the light of the heavens and the earth; the likeness of his light is like that of a niche with a lamp inside; the lamp is in a glass… – Nur, 24:25
  3. hal laka fi jawlatin fi ‘l-balad? (هل لك في جولة في البلد؟); Would you like take a trip to town?
  4. thala_thatun fi ithnayni yusa_wi sittah (ثلاثة في اثنين يساوي ستة); Three times two equals six.

Etymology:

n/a

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