Grammatical pick ‘n’ mix (via Arabic Gems ~ جواهر العربية)

Grammatical pick 'n' mix al-Salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāh There is a phenomenon in Arabic known as al-naht النحت. It is when two words are merged to make one word that refers to them both. Such words are often found in books of fiqh, and this is where I first came across the most common ones, some examples of which are: The hay'alah الحيعلة referring to the saying of Hayya 'alā… ('Come to…') The hawqalah الحوقلة referring to the saying of Lā ha … Read More

via Arabic Gems ~ جواهر العربية

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