Arabic Word A Day

April 20, 2007

(أخلد) akhlada QFW – Arabic Word A Day

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(أخلد) akhlada , verb present tense (يخلد) yukhlidu

Meanings

  1. to make eternal
  2. to rely on something, support one’s self with it, to incline towards something

Examples

  1. yaHsabu anna ma_lahu akhladahu
    (يَحْسَبُ أَنَّ مَالَهُ أَخْلَدَهُ);
    He supposes that his wealth will support him eternally… – Quran 104:3
  2. wa law shi’na_ la rafa’na_hu biha_ wa lakinnahu akhlada ila_ ‘l-arDi wa ‘ttaba’ hawa_hu
    (وَلَوْ شِئْنَا لَرَفَعْنَاهُ بِهَا وَلَـكِنَّهُ أَخْلَدَ إِلَى الأَرْضِ وَاتَّبَعَ هَوَاهُ);
    and if we willed we could have exalted him by it; yet he inclined to the earth and followed his desires… – Quran 7:176

Etymology/Notes

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