رأى

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See also: رأي‎, زاي, and رأی

Arabic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From root ر ء ي(r-ʾ-y)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ra.ʔaː/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

رَأَى (raʾā) I, non-past يَرَى‎‎ (yarā)

  1. (transitive) to see (to perceive with the eyes)
    لَا أَرَى شَيْئًا.‎‎
    ʾarā šayʾan.
    I can't see anything.
  2. to see again in one's mind, to play back a memory, to look back on

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Verb[edit]

رَأَى (raʾā) I, non-past يَرَى‎‎ (yarā)

  1. to deem true, to opine or hold the opinion of, to have that outlook on something, to see or view it that way, to be of that thinking or to have such thoughts
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 37:102:
      فَلَمَّا بَلَغَ مَعَهُ ٱلسَّعْيَ قَالَ يَا بُنَيَّ إِنِّي أَرَى فِي ٱلْمَنَامِ أَنِّي أَذْبَحُكَ فَٱنْظُرْ مَاذَا تَرَى قَالَ يَا أَبَتِ ٱفْعَلْ مَا تُؤْمَرُ سَتَجِدُنِي إِنْ شَاءَ اللَّٰهُ مِنَ ٱلصَّابِرِينَ
      falammā balaḡa maʿahu s-saʿya qāla yā bunayya ʾinnī ʾarā fī l-manāmi ʾannī ʾaḏbaḥuka fanẓur māḏā tarā qāla yā ʾabati fʿal mā tuʾmaru satajidunī ʾin šāʾa llāhu mina ṣ-ṣābirīna
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. to review in one's mind, to consider it, to reflect on it, to contemplate, to review something to see its deeper significance, to look back over, to speculate upon
  3. to plant a flag or banner in the ground, to place down one's ensign or mark
  4. (transitive, obsolete) to hit someone's lung, to complain of pain in one's lungs

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Verb[edit]

رَأَى (raʾā) I, non-past يَرَى‎‎ (yarā)

  1. (transitive) to dream, to have a dream
  2. to imagine, to fancy, to conceive a thought or to conceptualize, to see (to perceive in one's dream)
  3. to envision, to foresee, to suppose, to anticipate a future outcome, to speculate or reckon it will be, to have a premonition or forewarning

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Descendants[edit]

  • Maltese: ra

References[edit]

  • Lane, Arabic-English Lexicon (1863), pp. 998-1002.
  • Wehr, Hans, “رءي”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic[1], 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, 1979, →ISBN