Arabic Word A Day

March 12, 2007

(مسّ) massa – Arabic Word A Day

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(مسّ) massa – verb

Definitions

  1. to feel
  2. to touch
  3. to handle
  4. to befall, to hit, strike with calamity

Examples

  1. ma_ masastu ma_an mundhu laylatayni (ما مسست ماء منذ ليلتين); I haven’t bathed for two nights.
  2. al-mujrimu qad massa al-rajula bi ‘adha_b (المجرم قد مس الرجل بعذاب); The criminal applied torture to the man.
  3. ma_ masastu hari_ran wa la_ di_ba_jan alyana min kaffi rasu_lillah.
    (ما مسست حريرا ولا ديباجا ألين من كف النبى); I’ve never touched silk or brocade softer than the palm of the Messenger of God. – Bukhari from Anas
  4. al-waladu uSi_ba bi mass ‘l-Humma_ (الولد أصيب بمس الحمّى); the child was striken with an attack fever.

Etymology:

n/a

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