(فصل) – faSl – noun – Pl. (فصول) fuSu_l
- section, part, chapter
- tajidu kala_mahu fi ‘l-faSli ‘l-tha_ni min ‘l-kita_b
(تجد كلامه في الفصل الثاني من الكتاب);
You’ll find his speech in the second section of the book.
- dakhalna_ faSla ‘l-rabi_’
(دخلنا فصل الربيع);
We’ve entered spring.
- al-Tulla_bu fi ‘l-faSli
(الطلاب في الفصل);
The students are in the classroom.
The three letter root (ف ص ل) gives the meaning of distinguishing one thing from another, as well as separating it from something else. From this root comes the name FaySal, which means a judge. From this root comes the word “mifSal” which is a name for the tongue (in that through its use speech is distinguished) and is also the word for a joint. [ibn fa_ris, Maq_yi_s al-Lugha]