أحيا

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ح ي و(ḥ-y-w). Cognate with Hebrew הֶחְיָה(hekhyá).

Verb[edit]

أَحْيَا (ʾaḥyā) IV, non-past يُحْيِي‎‎ (yuḥyī)

  1. to give life, to bring to life
  2. to keep alive, to save
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 5:32:
      وَمَنْ أَحْيَاهَا فَكَأَنَّمَا أَحْيَا النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا
      wa-man ʾaḥyāhā fa-kaʾannamā ʾaḥyā n-nāsa jamīʿan
      And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely.
  3. to restore to life, resuscitate, revive
  4. to cultivate
  5. to wake all night
Conjugation[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

Elative of حَيّ(ḥayy, alive; lively, energetic), from the root ح ي و(ḥ-y-w).

Adjective[edit]

أَحْيَا (ʾaḥyā)

  1. elative degree of حَيّ(ḥayy):
    1. more alive; most alive
    2. livelier, more energetic; liveliest, most energetic
Declension[edit]
References[edit]
  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “حي”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

أَحْيَا (ʾaḥyā) (form I)

  1. first-person singular non-past active indicative of حَيَّ(ḥayya)
  2. first-person singular non-past active indicative of حَيِيَ(ḥayiya)
  3. first-person singular non-past active subjunctive of حَيَّ(ḥayya)
  4. first-person singular non-past active subjunctive of حَيِيَ(ḥayiya)

Verb[edit]

أُحْيَا (ʾuḥyā) (form I)

  1. first-person singular non-past passive indicative of حَيَّ(ḥayya)
  2. first-person singular non-past passive indicative of حَيِيَ(ḥayiya)
  3. first-person singular non-past passive subjunctive of حَيَّ(ḥayya)
  4. first-person singular non-past passive subjunctive of حَيِيَ(ḥayiya)

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

أُحَيَّا (ʾuḥayyā) (form II)

  1. first-person singular non-past passive indicative of حَيَّا(ḥayyā)
  2. first-person singular non-past passive subjunctive of حَيَّا(ḥayyā)