Arabic Word A Day

June 1, 2007

(أخلف) akhlafa – Arabic Word A Day

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(أخلف) akhlafa, verb present tense (يخلف) yukhlifu

Meanings

  1. to leave
  2. to go back on one’s word, break (as in a promise)

Examples

  1. wa qa_la ‘l-shayTanu lamma_ quDiya ‘l-amru inna allaha wa’adakum wa’da ‘l-haqqi wa wa’adtukum fa akhlaftukum…
    (وَقَالَ الشَّيْطَانُ لَمَّا قُضِيَ الأَمْرُ إِنَّ اللّهَ وَعَدَكُمْ وَعْدَ الْحَقِّ وَوَعَدتُّكُمْ فَأَخْلَفْتُكُمْ);
    “When the matter becomes clear, Satan says “Verily God promised you truthfully, and I promised you yet I broke my promise…” Quran 14:22
  2. qa_lu_ ma_ akhlafna_ maw’idaka bi malkina_
    (قَالُوا مَا أَخْلَفْنَا مَوْعِدَكَ بِمَلْكِنَا)
    “They said: We didn’t betray that promised by you at our own accord…  – Quran 20:87

Etymology/Notes

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