(تحصّن) – Arabic Word A Day


(تحصّن) – taHaSSana, verb

Meanings

  1. to guard, protect
  2. to be chaste

Examples

  1. taHaSSana ‘l-jundi bi tursihi
    (تحصّن الجنديُّ بترسه);
    The soldier guarded himself with his shield.
  2. taHaSSana ‘l-mar’u raghma dawa_i ‘l-fa_Hishati
    (تحصّن المرء رغم دواعي الفاحشة);
    The man was chaste despite the improper urges.

(زار) Za_ra – verb

Meanings:

  1. to visit

Examples

  1. za_ra ‘amrun mari_Dan
    (زار عمروٌ مريضًا);
    Amr visited a sick person
  2. za_rani_ sadi_qi
    (زارني صديقي);
    My friend visited me.

(هي) – Hiya – pronoun

Meanings

  1. She (when referring to the female human)
  2. It (when referring to an feminine inanimate object

Examples

  1. Hiya muni_rah
    (هي منيرة);
    She is Munirah.
  2. Ayna firsha_tu asna_ni? hiya ‘inda ‘l-hanafiyyah.
    (أين فرشاة أسناني؟ هي عند الحنفية.);
    Where is my toothbrush? It is near the faucet.