Arabic Word A Day

July 13, 2007

(وصل) waSala – Arabic Word A Day

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(وصل) waSala – verb

Meanings

  1. to connect, to join
  2. to establish a connection
  3. to reach

Examples

  1. yasilu hadha ‘l-sha_ri’ bi ‘l-tari_qi ‘l-‘a_m
    (يصل هذا الشارع بالطريق العام);
    This street connects with the main road.
  2. wasalani_ al-khiTa_b
    (وصلني الخطاب);
    I have received the letter.
  3. wasalahu al-khabar
    (وصله الخبر);
    He received the news.

July 4, 2007

(قل) – qul – Arabic Word A Day

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(قل) – qul, verb indicative

Meanings

  1. say

 

Examples

  1. qul huwa allahu aHad.
    (قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ);
    Say: He is God, the one.

Etymology/Notes

n/a

July 3, 2007

(رأى) – Ra’a_ Arabic Word A Day

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(رأى) – Ra’a_- verb

Meanings

  1. to see,
  2. to percieve, to think, have an opinion, to regard

 

Examples

  1. ra’a_ muhammadun Sadi_qahu
    (رأى محمدٌ صديقـَه);
    Muhammad saw his friend.
  2. ra’a_ zaidun Sadi_qahu kari_man
    (رأى زيد صديقـَه كريمًا);
    Zaid regarded his friend as generous.
  3. innahum yarawnahu ba’i_dan, wa nara_hu qari_ban
    (إِنَّهُمْ يَرَوْنَهُ بَعِيدًا وَنَرَاهُ قَرِيبًا);
    They regard it as far off, yet we see it to be close. – 70:6-7

July 1, 2007

(رفع) – rafa’a – Arabic Word A Day

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(رفع) – rafa’a , verb, present (يرفع) yarfa’u

Meanings

  1. to lift, to hoist up
  2. to raise, to elevate
  3. to erect, restore, to upgrade

Examples

  1. wa rafa’a abawayhi ‘ala_ ‘l-‘arshi wa kharru_ lahu sujjadan
    (وَرَفَعَ أَبَوَيْهِ عَلَى الْعَرْشِ وَخَرُّواْ لَهُ سُجَّداً);
    ”And so he lifted his parents up on the throne, and the rest fell prostrate to him…” – Quran 12:100
  2. wa idh yarfa’u ibra_hi_mu ‘l-qawa_’ida mina ‘l-bait…
    (وَإِذْ يَرْفَعُ إِبْرَاهِيمُ الْقَوَاعِدَ مِنَ الْبَيْتِ);
    “And when Abraham restored the foundations of the house…” – Quran 2:127
  3. Alla_hu ‘lladhi_ rafa’a ‘l-sama_wa_ti bi ghayri ‘amadin tarawnaha_
    (اللّهُ الَّذِي رَفَعَ السَّمَاوَاتِ بِغَيْرِ عَمَدٍ تَرَوْنَهَا);
    “God is he who has raised the heavens without any visible pillars” – Quran 13:2

 

June 22, 2007

(حبس) – Habasa – Arabic Word A Day

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(حبس) – Habasa, verb, present tense (يحبس) yaHbisu

Meanings

  1. to remand, hold back

Examples

  1. Habasa ‘l-qa_Di al-rajula fi tuhmatin
    (حبس القاضي الرجل في تهمة);
    The judge remanded the man due to suspicion.

 

Etymology/Notes

n/a

 

June 21, 2007

(أحبّ) – aHabba – Arabic Word A Day

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(أحبّ) – aHabba, verb, present tense (يحبّ) yuHibbu

 

Meanings

  1. to love

 

Examples

  1. la yu’minu aHadukum Hatta_ yuhibba li akhi_hi_ ma_ yuHibbu li nafisihi
    (لا يؤمن أحدكم حتى يحب لأخيه ما يحب لنفسه);
    None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.

 

Etymology/Notes

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June 20, 2007

(تخيّر) – takhayyara – Arabic Word A Day

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(تخيّر) – takhayyara, verb, present tense (يتخير) yatakhayyaru

Meanings

  1. to choose, select, pick

Examples

  1. wa fa_kihatin mimma_ yatakhayyaru_n
    (وَفَاكِهَةٍ مِّمَّا يَتَخَيَّرُونَ);
    and fruit from which they will take their pick. – Quran 59:20

Etymology/Notes

From the root (خ ي ر) which means to choose or prefer

 

June 17, 2007

(أخذ) – akhadha – Arabic Word A Day

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(أخذ) – akhadha, verb present tense (أخذ) yakhudhu

Meanings

  1. to take

Examples

  1. akhadha al-waladu ‘l-lu’bata min ummihi.
    (أخذ الولد اللعبة من أمّه);
    The child took the toy from his mother. 

Etymology/Notes

n/a

June 16, 2007

(بدا) – bada_– Arabic Word A Day

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(بدا) – bada_, verb present tense (يبدو) yabdu_

Meanings

  1. to appear
  2. to seem

Examples

  1. bal bada_ lahum ma_ ka_nu_ yukhfu_na min qabl…
    (بَلْ بَدَا لَهُم مَّا كَانُواْ يُخْفُونَ مِن قَبْلُ);
    Instead that which that hid then appeared to them… – Quran 6:28
  2. yabdu_ annaka mut’ab
    (يبدو أنك متعب…);
    It seems you are tired…

Etymology/Notes

n/a

June 15, 2007

(حطّ) HaTTa – Arabic Word A Day

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(حطّ) – HaTTa, verb present tense (يحطّ) yaHuTTa

Meanings

  1. to place
  2. to remove from (عن)

Examples

  1. HaTTa ‘l-mala_bisa fi ‘l-ghassa_lati
    (حطّ الملابس في الغسالة);
    He placed the clothes in the washer.
  2. HaTTa ‘l-ami_ru ‘an al-mujrimi ‘l-‘uqu_bata
    (حطّ الأمير عن المجرم العقوبة);
    The ruler rescinded the criminal’s punishment.

Etymology/Notes

n/a

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