(مسّ) massa – Arabic Word A Day


Definitions

to feel
to touch
to handle
to befall, to hit, strike with calamity
Examples

ma_ masastu ma_an mundhu laylatayni (ما مسست ماء منذ ليلتين); I haven’t bathed for two nights.
al-mujrimu qad massa al-rajula bi ‘adha_b (المجرم قد مس الرجل بعذاب); The criminal applied torture to the man.
ma_ masastu hari_ran wa la_ di_ba_jan alyana min kaffi rasu_lillah.
(ما مسست حريرا ولا ديباجا ألين من كف النبى); I’ve never touched silk or brocade softer than the palm of the Messenger of God. – Bukhari from Anas
al-waladu uSi_ba bi mass ‘l-Humma_ (الولد أصيب بمس الحمّى); the child was striken with an attack fever.

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