Wehr Wednesdays #178

A new word or phrase from the Hans Wehr dictionary, every Wednesday.

فاء (فيأ) fā’a i (فيء fai’) to return; to shift from west to east (shadow)

Root: ف-ي-ء

Page: 860*

Example: “فاءَتْ قَبلَ ساعَتَين”

Translation: “she returned two hours ago”


  • There’s an interesting story related to this verb that I heard from one of my teachers years ago—it’s mentioned in this article, have a read!

Revise all of the vocab from the series on Quizlet:

* The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th Edition

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