Arabic Word A Day

June 2, 2007

(انحرف) inHarafa – Arabic Word A Day

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(انحرف) inHarafa, present tense (ينحرف) yanHarifu

Meanings

  1. to diverge from (original state/place)
  2. to go astray

Examples

  1. yanHarifu ‘l-nahru ba’da dhalika sa_iran bayna jabalayn…
    (ينحرف النهر بعد ذلك سائرا بين جبلين…);
    The river curves diverges after that between two mountains…
  2. inni_ ma_ faqadtu ‘l-sa’a_data illa_  mundhu ‘-yawmi ‘ll-dhi_ inHaraftu fihi ‘an ‘l-faDi_lah…
    (إني ما فقدت السعادة إلا اليوم الذي انحرفت فيه عن الفضيلة);
    I never lost happiness except then day when in which I strayed from nobility.

Etymology/Notes

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