Arabic Word A Day

July 11, 2007

(بيت) Baytun – Arabic Word A Day

Filed under: Arabic,nouns — arabicwordadayposts @ 7:58 am

(بيت) Baytun – noun, pl. (بيوت) buyu_t, (أبيات) abya_t

Meanings

  1. house, home
  2. verse (as in poetry)

Examples

  1. wa inna awhana al-buyu_ti labaytu ‘l-‘ankabu_t…
    (َإِنَّ أَوْهَنَ الْبُيُوتِ لَبَيْتُ الْعَنكَبُوتِ);
    “…and indeed the weakest of houses is that of the spider…” – Quran 29:41
  2. hafiZtu baytan min abya_ti sh’irihi ‘l-jami_l
    (حفظت بيتا من أبيات شعره الجميل);
    I memorized a verse from the verses of his beautiful poetry.
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