There are ten verb forms in Arabic. That is what most people learn - even at universities. But that is not the end of the story, as we will learn in this article.
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Hayya حَيَّ is used in the call of the Muezzin: Come to prayer! حَيَّ عَلَى الصَّلاةِ. It is a special word type: a Ism al-Fial (اسم فعل).
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