kalimah

Plural كَلِمَاتٌ

Examples

إِذْ قَالَتِ الْمَلَائِكَةُ يَا مَرْيَمُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُبَشِّرُكِ بِكَلِمَةٍ مِّنْهُ Behold! the angels said: “O Mary! God giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him – Quran: 3:45

عن أبي هريرة، رضي الله عنه، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، قال‏:‏ ‏ ‏أصدق كلمة قالها شاعر كلمة لبيد‏:‏ ألا كل شئ ما خلا الله باطل‏”‏ On the authority of Abu Hurayrah, The Prophet, God bless him and grant him peace, said, “The most truthful word a poet has ever said is the word of Labid: ‘Everything besides God is vain.'” – Bukhari

كلمة “فيسبوك” تتصدر قوائم بحث غوغل في بريطانيا عام 2013 The word “Facebook” tops the lists of Google searches in Britain in 2013 – BBC News, Arabic

Did you know…

Many words in Arabic which relate to the idea of expressing something also have more threatening meanings. For example, حَرْف can mean both letter and the edge of a sword. Similarly the verb كَلَّم can mean both to speak to and to injure.