حي

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ح ي ي ‎(ḥ-y-y), related to living. Per Wehr, also from the root ح ي و ‎(ḥ-y-w).

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

حَيِيَ or حَيَّ ‎(ḥayya or ḥayiya) I, non-past يَحْيَا‎ (yaḥyā)

  1. (intransitive) to live
  2. (transitive) to experience, to live to see, to witness
Conjugation[edit]
Usage notes[edit]
  • The non-geminate alternatives حَيِيَ ‎(ḥayiya), حَيِيَتْ ‎(ḥayiyat), etc. are only used in the intransitive senses.

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

حَيّ ‎(ḥayym ‎(plural أَحْيَاء ‎(ʾaḥyāʾ), feminine حَيَّة ‎(ḥayya))

  1. verbal noun of حَوَى ‎(ḥawā) (form I)
  2. anything that has life
Declension[edit]

Adjective[edit]

حَيّ ‎(ḥayy) ‎(feminine حَيَّة ‎(ḥayya), masculine plural أَحْيَاء ‎(ʾaḥyāʾ), elative أَحْيَى ‎(ʾaḥyā))

  1. alive
Declension[edit]
Antonyms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

حَيّ or حِيّ ‎(ḥayy or ḥiyym pl

  1. plural of حَيَاء ‎(ḥayāʾ)

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

حَيِّ ‎(ḥayyi) ‎(form II)

  1. second-person masculine singular active imperative of حَيَّا ‎(ḥayyā)