Arabic Word A Day

March 29, 2007

(تحصّن) – Arabic Word A Day

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(تحصّن) – taHaSSana, verb

Meanings

  1. to guard, protect
  2. to be chaste

Examples

  1. taHaSSana ‘l-jundi bi tursihi
    (تحصّن الجنديُّ بترسه);
    The soldier guarded himself with his shield.
  2. taHaSSana ‘l-mar’u raghma dawa_i ‘l-fa_Hishati
    (تحصّن المرء رغم دواعي الفاحشة);
    The man was chaste despite the improper urges.
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