أتى

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See also: آتى‎, آتي‎, آبى‎, أبي‎, أتي‎, آتی‎, آبی, and أبى

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From the root ء ت ي(ʾ-t-y). Compare Aramaic אֲתָא(ʾăṯā, to come), Ge'ez አተወ (ʾätäwä, to go home), Ugaritic [script needed] (ātā, to come).

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أَتَى (ʾatā) I, non-past يَأْتِي‎‎ (yaʾtī)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to come
  2. (transitive) to bring [+ بِ(object) = what]
  3. (transitive) to do, to commit, to perpetrate [+ بِ(object) = what]
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 65:1:
      يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ إِذَا طَلَّقْتُمُ النِّسَاءَ فَطَلِّقُوهُنَّ لِعِدَّتِهِنَّ وَأَحْصُوا الْعِدَّةَ وَٱتَّقُوا اللّٰهَ رَبَّكُمْ لَا تُخْرِجُوهُنَّ مِن بُيُوتِهِنَّ وَلَا يَخْرُجْنَ إِلَّا أَن يَأْتِينَ بِفٰحِشَةٍ مُّبَيِّنَةٍ
      yā ʾayyuhā n-nabiyyu ʾiḏā ṭallaqtumu n-nisāʾa faṭalliqūhunna liʿiddatihinna waʾaḥṣū l-ʿiddata wattaqū llāha rabbakum lā tuḵrijūhunna min buyūtihinna walā yaḵrujna ʾillā ʾan yaʾtīna bifāḥišatin mmubayyinatin
      O Prophet, when you [Muslims] divorce women, divorce them for [the commencement of] their waiting period and keep count of the waiting period, and fear God, your Lord. Do not turn them out of their [husbands'] houses, nor should they [themselves] leave [during that period] unless they are committing a clear immorality.
    • Abu al-Aswad al-Du'ali
      لَا تَنْهَ عَنْ خُلُقٍ وَتَأْتِيَ مِثْلَهُ / عَارٌ عَلَيْكَ إِذَا فَعَلْتَ عَظِيمُ
      lā tanha ʿan ḵuluqin wataʾtiya miṯlahu / ʿārun ʿalayka ʾiḏā faʿalta ʿaẓīmu
      You shall not forbid proper things and do such / great shame upon you if you do things.
  4. (euphemistic, transitive) to cohabit, to sleep with
    • Quran 2:222
      فَإِذَا تَطَهَّرْنَ فَأْتُوهُنَّ مِنْ حَيْثُ أَمَرَكُمُ اللهُ
      faʾiḏā taṭahharna faʾtūhunna min ḥayṯu ʾamarakumu llāhu
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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