One-letter-words, that are based on a root, are very rare. They are only possible in the im­perative (أَمْر) of some verbs.

These verbs have two weak letters (حَرْف الْعِلّة) in the root and only one “strong” consonant.

One-letter-words in Arabic – let’s look at some examples.

meaningverbpronunciationimperative
protect!وَقَىqi!!قِ
pay attention!وَعَى3i!!عِ
carry out!وَفَىfi!!فِ

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It can be difficult to understand these forms correctly. Let’s have a look at this example:

…and protect us from the punishment of the Fire  (Sura 2:201)…  وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

That was a quick bite.

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Last updated: Jun 20, 2020 @ 17:14

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