Arabic Word A Day

April 10, 2007

(فاكهة) fa_kihah – Arabic Word A Day

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(فاكهة) fa_kihah, noun. Pl. (فواكه) fawa_kihu

Meanings

  1. fruit

Examples

  1. al-tuffa_Hu fa_kihatun
    (التفاح فاكهة);
    Apples are a fruit.
  2. “lakum fi_ha_ fa_kihatun kathi_ratun minha_ ta’kulu_n”
    (لَكُمْ فِيهَا فَاكِهَةٌ كَثِيرَةٌ مِنْهَا تَأْكُلُونَ);
    ”Therein for you is abundant fruit which you will eat from…- Quran :73
  3. ja’alu_ ismi fa_kihati ‘l-maja_lis
    (جعلوا اسمي فاكهة المجالس);
    They made my name the fruit of their gatherings.

Etymology/Notes

The last example is an allegorical reference to backbiting.

 

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